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

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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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Show Show Self (2 credits)
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Stage: Appeared in "Ziegfeld Follies of 1911" on Broadway. Musical revue/extravaganza. Music by Maurice Levi and Raymond Hubbell. Based on material by George V. Hobart. Musical Direction by Joseph Sainton. Music arranged by Gus Sohlke and Jack Mason. Lyrics by George V. Hobart. Additional Music and Lyrics by Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern... 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:

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 »

Trivia:

Profiled in the book "Funny Ladies: 100 Years of Great Comediennes" by Stephen M. Silverman (1999). See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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