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Fanny Brice

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Fanny Brice

Popular and influential American illustrated song model, comedian, singer, theater and film actress, who made many stage, radio and film appearances and is known as the creator and star of the top-rated radio comedy series, The Baby Snooks Show add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1891.

Countries: United States (83%), (7%), Romania (2%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Ziegfeld Follies, Barbra Streisand, Funny Girl (film)

Linked to: State University of New York, USC School of Cinematic Arts, University of Southern California, Victor Talking Machine Company




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Fanny Brice was born in 1891 add something


In 1908, Brice dropped out of school to work in a burlesque revue, "The Girls from Happy Land Starring Sliding Billy Watson" add something


Brice had a short-lived marriage in her teens to a local barber, Frank White, whom she met in 1910 in Springfield, Massachusetts, when she was touring in "College Girl" add something


Two years later she began her association with Florenz Ziegfeld, headlining his "Ziegfeld Follies" from 1910 to 1911 add something


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The marriage lasted three years and she brought suit for divorce in 1913 add something


In 1918 they were married, after living together for six years add something


In the 1921 "Follies", she was featured singing "My Man" which became both a big hit and her signature song add something


She is a posthumous recipient of a Grammy Hall of Fame award for her 1921 recording of "My Man" add something


She was hired again in 1921 and performed in them into the 1930s add something


The second song most associated with Brice is "Second Hand Rose", which she introduced in the "Ziegfeld Follies of 1921" add something


In 1924, Arnstein was charged in a Wall Street bond theft add something


Lupe Velez - She was seen by Fanny Brice who promoted her, and VĂ©lez soon entered films, making her first appearance in 1924


Released in 1927, Arnstein disappeared from Brice's life and that of his two children add something


Reluctantly, Brice divorced him on September 17, 1927, soon after his release add something


Arthur Hoyt - His first sound film was 1928's "My Man", a musical starring Fanny Brice, and the pace of his work did not slack off in the sound era


From the 1930s until her death in 1951, Fanny made a radio presence as a bratty toddler named Snooks, a role she premiered in a "Follies" skit co-written by playwright Moss Hart add something


Baby Snooks premiered in "The Ziegfeld Follies of the Air" in February 1936 on CBS with Alan Reed playing Lancelot Higgins, her beleaguered "Daddy" add something


The Great Ziegfeld - Burke caused much controversy and upset among many of Ziegfeld's friends and colleagues when she sold the rights to a production on Broadway, the "Ziegfeld Follies", starring Fanny Brice, at the time the film was released in 1936, due to the fact that the show was produced by the Shubert brothers, whom Ziegfeld detested


Jane Pickens Langley - She sang in the "Ziegfeld Follies" of 1936 in a cast that included Fanny Brice and Gypsy Rose Lee


Brice moved to NBC in December 1937, performing the Snooks routines as part of the "Good News" show, back to CBS on "Maxwell House Coffee Time", with the half-hour divided between the Snooks sketches and comedian Frank Morgan add something


She resided in a house built in 1938 on North Faring Road in Holmby Hills, Los Angeles, designed by architect John Elgin Woolf add something


Henry Armetta - In 1938 he appeared in "Everybody Sing" with Judy Garland, Allan Jones, and Fanny Brice


Although the names of the principal characters were changed, the plot of the 1939 film "Rose of Washington Square", in which the principal characters were portrayed by Tyrone Power and Alice Faye, was inspired heavily by Brice's marriage and career, to the extent it borrowed its title from a tune she performed in the "Follies" and included "My Man" add something


Walter Conrad Arensberg - In 1941, a group around actors Vincent Price, Edward G. Robinson, Fanny Brice, and Sam Jaffe tried to get the collection to stay on the West Coast, for the Modern Institute of Art in Beverly Hills


The program launched on CBS in 1944, moving to NBC in 1948, with Freeman producing add something


In September 1944, Brice's longtime Snooks sketch writers, Philip Rapp and David Freedman, brought in partners, Arthur Stander and Everett Freeman, to develop an independent, half-hour comedy program add something


Ziegfeld Follies - In 1946 M-G-M released a third feature motion picture on Ziegfeld's shows entitled "Ziegfeld Follies" with Fred Astaire, Judy Garland, Lena Horne, William Powell, Gene Kelly, Fanny Brice, Red_Skelton, Esther Williams, Cyd Charisse, Lucille Ball, Kathryn Grayson, and others performing songs and sketches similar to those from the original Follies


Brice and Stafford brought Baby Snooks and Daddy to television only once, an appearance in June 1950 on CBS-TV's "Popsicle Parade of Stars" add something


She returned with Stafford and the Snooks character to the safety of radio for her next appearance, on Tallulah Bankhead's big-budget, large-scale radio variety show, "The Big Show", in November 1950, sharing the bill with Groucho Marx and Jane Powell add something

Fanny Brice died in 1951 add something


Six months after her "Big Show" appearance, on May 29, 1951, Brice died at the Cedars of Lebanon Hospital in Hollywood from a cerebral hemorrhage at 11:15 a add something


The May 29, 1951 episode of "The Baby Snooks Show" was broadcast as a memorial to the star who created the brattish toddler, crowned by Hanley Stafford's brief on-air eulogy: "We have lost a very real, a very warm, a very wonderful woman add something


Sydney Chaplin (actor) - In 1957 he won Tony *award for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical for "Bells Are Ringing", opposite Judy Holliday, and received a Tony nomination for his performance as Nicky Arnstein, the gambling first husband of Fanny Brice, opposite Barbra Streisand, in the Broadway musical "Funny Girl" in 1964


William Wyler - Charlton Heston won his only nomination and Best Actor Oscar for his work in Wyler's 1959 Ben-Hur. Barbra Streisand co-won 1968's Best Actress Oscar for her screen debut as entertainer Fanny Brice in Funny Girl.


Mae Questel - In 1961 she was seen as a middle-aged bride in Jerry Lewis' "It's Only Money", one of Fanny Brice's mother's card-playing friends at the start of the film "Funny Girl" in 1968, and as the "Jewish Mama from Hell" in Woody Allen's "New York Stories" in 1989 in Woody's segment titled "Oedipus Wrecks"; she had earlier sung the song "Chameleon Days" on the soundtrack for Allen's film "Zelig" in 1983


Barbra Streisand starred as Brice in the 1964 Broadway musical "Funny Girl", which centered on Brice's rise to fame and troubled relationship with Arnstein add something


Kay Medford - She appeared in "Carousel", before appearing onstage in "Funny Girl" as the mother of Fanny Brice ; for this performance she was nominated for a 1964 Tony *award for Featured Actress , and when she repeated the role in the 1968 film adaptation, she was nominated for an Academy *award for Best Supporting Actress


Barbara Streisand - Streisand returned to Broadway in 1964 with an acclaimed performance as entertainer Fanny Brice in Funny Girl at the Winter Garden Theatre.


Barbra Streisand - Streisand returned to Broadway in 1964 with an acclaimed performance as entertainer Fanny Brice in "Funny Girl" at the Winter Garden Theatre


In 1968, Streisand won an Academy Award for Best Actress for reprising her role in the film version add something


Thirteen years after her death, she was portrayed on the Broadway stage by Barbra Streisand in the musical" Funny Girl" and its 1968 film adaptation add something


The 1975 sequel "Funny Lady" focused on Brice's turbulent relationship with impresario Billy Rose and was as highly fictionalized as the original add something


The Stony Brook campus of the State University of New York formerly had a Fannie Brice Theatre, a small 75-seat venue which has been used for a variety of performances over the years, including a 1988 production of the musical "Hair", staged readings, and a studio classroom space add something


A half-century later, at the time of Brice's daughter Frances' death in 1992, Fanny Brice's ashes were reinterred at Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery, Los Angeles, some 20 miles west of her original interment place add something


Kristin Chenoweth - "The New York Times", , 2002 The same year, she appeared as Fanny Brice in the Actor's Fund Benefit Concert of the musical "Funny Girl" in New York City


The building was razed in 2007 to make way for new dormitories add something


In 2010, "One Night with Fanny Brice", a one-woman show about Brice, written and directed by Chip Deffaa and starring Kimberly Faye Greenberg, premiered in New Jersey add something


The next production of the show, by the American Century Theatre Co. of Arlington, Virginia, starring Esther Covington, was slated to open in November 2010, directed by Ellen Dempsey add something


In October 2015 The Segal Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada mounted a production of Funny Girl starring Gabi Epstein as Fanny Brice and directed by Peter Hinton add something