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The life of comedienne Fanny Brice, from her early days in the Jewish slums of the Lower East Side, to the height of her career with the Ziegfeld Follies, including her marriage to and ... See full summary »

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The life of comedienne Fanny Brice, from her early days in the Jewish slums of the Lower East Side, to the height of her career with the Ziegfeld Follies, including her marriage to and eventual divorce from Nick Arnstein. Written by Randy Goldberg <goldberg@nymc.edu>

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People who see FUNNY GIRL are the luckiest people in the world!


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19 September 1968 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ena asteio koritsi  »

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$14,100,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$65,560 (USA) (31 August 2001)

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$223,306 (USA) (5 October 2001)
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Production Designer Gene Callahan performed a cameo role as the tugboat captain. Gene's physical build and appearance (a distinctive beard) often had him cast by his film's director in a small cameo role. Like Alfred Hitchcock, if Gene liked the producer and director, he would agree to perform in the film, otherwise he would decline the proposal. Producer Ray Stark and Gene Callahan were always on the set during filming. Ray made Gene agree to perform the tugboat captain while the scene was filmed at sea to keep Gene available on the set. See more »

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[first lines]
Fanny Brice: [looking in the mirror] Hello, gorgeous.
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I'm The Greatest Star
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Music by Jule Styne
Lyrics by Bob Merrill
Performed by Barbra Streisand
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A Streisand Time Capsule
5 May 2002 | by (Albany, NY) – See all my reviews

The movie version of the Bob Merrill/ Jule Styne musical FUNNY GIRL is notable for only one reason : Barbra Streisand. For anyone fortunate enough to have seen the young singing actress in her signature role as comedienne Fanny Brice, the experience must have been electric. The nearest experience to that event is listening to the original cast album on Capitol/ Broadway Angel which conveys the immediacy of a live stage performance and the power of Streisand's characterization .The film is definitely a horse of a different color. The entire production is geared to showcasing Streisand ( no big surprise there! ) but she seems to be wandering through the movie as if she were starring in one of her early television specials - all supporting performances in the film are just that ; every one else's role seems to have been truncated to give more screen time to the star . William Wyler, one of Hollywood''s greatest directors, leaves no personal stamp on this picture, very odd indeed as he directed such classics as WUTHERING HEIGHTS and BEN HUR. The marvelous music score is pretty much intact, but two of the stage production's greatest songs are missing, THE MUSIC THAT MAKES ME DANCE and the haunting WHO ARE YOU NOW, supplanted by the pedestrian title song (ironically nominated for an Oscar!) and the standard that dramatically closes the movie, MY MAN . As with Rex Harrison's performance in the film of MY FAIR LADY, FUNNY GIRL preserves Streisand's performance for the ages, which makes this film a notable one but not a classic on the order of A STAR IS BORN.


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