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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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Known For

The Great Ziegfeld
The Great Ziegfeld Fannie Brice
(1936)
Ziegfeld Follies
Ziegfeld Follies Norma Edelman ('A Sweepstakes Ticket')
(1945)
Everybody Sing
Everybody Sing Olga Chekaloff
(1938)
Be Yourself!
Be Yourself! Fannie Field
(1930)

Filmography

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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
Show Show Soundtrack (7 credits)
Show Show Self (2 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (17 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

She acted in the musical revue, "Ziegfield Follies," at the Hanna Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Alternate Names:

Fannie Brice | Baby Snooks

Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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Personal Quote:

There is no thrill more wonderful than that which comes with the feel of a friendly audience, and it is a thrill that comes more than once in a lifetime. It is subconscious but powerful, much like sensing the presence of a friend in the darkness. An audience reflects an actor's attitude as faithfully as a mirror. If he is relaxed and sure of himself his audience gives him its heart. But if he ... See more »

Trivia:

Barbra Streisand played her in the musical Funny Girl (1968) and the sequel Funny Lady (1975). See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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