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Fanny Brice (1891–1951)

Fanny Brice was a popular and influential American comedienne, singer, theatre and film actress, who made many stage, radio and film appearances but is best remembered as the creator and star of the top-rated radio comedy series, The Baby Snooks Show. Thirteen years after her death, she was portrayed on the Broadway stage by Barbra Streisand in ... See full bio »

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The Great Ziegfeld
The Great Ziegfeld Fannie Brice
Ziegfeld Follies
Ziegfeld Follies Norma Edelman ('A Sweepstakes Ticket')
Everybody Sing
Everybody Sing Olga Chekaloff
Be Yourself!
Be Yourself! Fannie Field


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 1950 The Popsicle Parade of Stars (TV Series)
Baby Snooks
- Episode #1.5 (1950) ... Baby Snooks
 1945 Ziegfeld Follies
Norma Edelman ('A Sweepstakes Ticket')
 1938 Everybody Sing
Olga Chekaloff
 1936 The Great Ziegfeld
Fannie Brice (as Fannie Brice)
 1934 Crime Without Passion
Extra in hotel lobby (uncredited)
 1930 Be Yourself!
Fannie Field (as Fannie Brice)
 1928 My Man
Fannie Brand
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Stage: Appeared in "Fanny" on Broadway. Comedy/melodrama. Written by Willard Mack and David Belasco (also producer / director). Lyceum Theatre: 21 Sep 1926-Nov 1926 (closing date unknown/63 performances). Cast: Spencer Charters (as "Humpty Riggs"), John Cromwell (as "Gyp Gradyear"), Ruth Dayton, Jane Ellison, Samuel S. Lee, Louis ... See more »

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2 Biographical Movies | 2 Print Biographies | 5 Portrayals | 9 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Fannie Brice | Baby Snooks


5' 6" (1.68 m)

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You give the audience everything you need. They tell you. There is no director who can direct you like an audience. You step out on the stage and you can feel it is a nervous audience. So you calm them down. I come out before an audience and maybe my house burned down an hour ago, maybe my husband stayed out all night, but I stand there. I'm still. I don't move. I wait for the introduction. Maybe... See more »


Returned to work two months after giving birth to her daughter Frances in order to begin performing on the Broadway production of "Ziegfeld Midnight Frolic". See more »

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