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Funny Lady -- FUNNY LADY resumes several years after FUNNY GIRL and chronicles Fanny Brice's (Barbra Streisand) relationship, both personal and professional, with her second husband, showman Billy Rose (James Caan). However, Brice's first husband, Nick Arnstein (Omar Sharif) reappears from out of the past and throws her personal and professional life into turmoil.

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Director:
Writers:
Jay Presson Allen (screenplay) and
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Release Date:
15 March 1975 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
How Lucky Can You Get
Plot:
Story of singer Fanny Brice's stormy relationship with showman Billy Rose. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for 5 Oscars. Another 6 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
You wanna know what it's really like ?.... See more (34 total) »

Cast

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Barbra Streisand ... Fanny Brice

James Caan ... Billy Rose

Omar Sharif ... Nicky Arnstein / Nick Arnstein

Roddy McDowall ... Bobby

Ben Vereen ... Bert Robbins

Carole Wells ... Norma Butler
Larry Gates ... Bernard Baruch
Eugene Troobnick ... Ned (as Gene Troobnick)
Heidi O'Rourke ... Eleanor Holm
Royce Wallace ... Adele
Lilyan Chauvin ... Mademoiselle

Samantha C. Kirkeby ... Fran (as Samantha Huffaker)
Matt Emery ... Buck Bolton
Joshua Shelley ... Painter
Cliff Norton ... Stage Manager

Corey Fischer ... Conductor
Garrett Lewis ... Production Singer
Byron Webster ... Crazy Quilt Director
Ken Sansom ... Frederick Martin (Daddy)

Colleen Camp ... Billy's Girl

Alana Stewart ... Girl with Nick (as Alana Collins)
Jackie Stoloff ... Mrs. Arnstein
Bert May ... Assistant Stage Manager
Bea Busch ... Ned's Secretary
Maggie Malooly ... Gossip Columnist
Don Torres ... Man at Wedding
Jodean Lawrence ... Woman at Wedding (as Jodean Russo)
Larry Arnold ... Maître D' in Billy's Club
Shirley Kirkes ... Singer in Billy's Club
Jerry Trent ... Paper Moon Tap Trio
Toni Kaye ... Paper Moon Tap Trio
Gary Menteer ... Paper Moon Tap Trio
Raymond Guth ... Buffalo Handler
Deborah Sherman ... Billy's Secretary
Dick Winslow ... Fritz
Dick DeBenedictis ... Rehearsal Pianist (as Dick De Benedictis)
Louis Da Pron ... Choreographer
Hank Stohl ... Radio Director
Diane Wyatt ... Baruch's Secretary
Tom Northam ... Magazine Executive
Tod Durwood ... Photographer
Paul Bryar ... Cleaning Man
Brett Hadley ... Aquacade Assistant
Jack Frey ... Aquacade Assistant
Jadeen Vaughn ... Aquacade Assistant
Ben Freedman ... Newspaper Vendor
Maralyn Thuma ... Radio Singer
Phil Gray ... Radio Singer
Frank L. Pine ... Pilot
Bill Baldwin ... Speaker
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Cinny Anderson ... Synchronized Swimmer (uncredited)
Jack Angel ... Radio Announcer (uncredited)
Carol Bakly ... Synchronized Swimmer (uncredited)
Sylvia Burn ... Synchronized Swimmer (uncredited)
Elena Butler ... Synchronized Swimmer (uncredited)
Sue Cassillagio ... Synchronized Swimmer (uncredited)
Carol Clark ... Synchronized Swimmer (uncredited)
Kimberly Evart ... Synchronized Swimmer (uncredited)
Denise Gallagher ... Synchronized Swimmer (uncredited)
Ken Grant ... Dancer (uncredited)
Sunny Horstmeyer ... Synchronized Swimmer (uncredited)
Nancy Hunt ... Synchronized Swimmer (uncredited)
Chris Jeffers ... Synchronized Swimmer (uncredited)
Jane Johnson ... Synchronized Swimmer (uncredited)
Sherri Kane ... Synchronized Swimmer (uncredited)
Sheila Kelly ... Synchronized Swimmer (uncredited)
Diane Lang ... Synchronized Swimmer (uncredited)
Joan Lang ... Synchronized Swimmer (uncredited)
Kathy McBride ... Synchronized Swimmer (uncredited)
Margo McGrath ... Synchronized Swimmer (uncredited)
Robin Menzie ... Synchronized Swimmer (uncredited)

Mindi Miller ... Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Karen Morris ... Synchronized Swimmer (uncredited)
Barbara O'Leary ... Synchronized Swimmer (uncredited)
Ann Pennington ... (uncredited)
Joelle Soanes ... Synchronized Swimmer (uncredited)
Donald Wayne ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Herbert Ross 
 
Writing credits
Jay Presson Allen (screenplay) and
Arnold Schulman (screenplay)

Arnold Schulman (story)

Produced by
Ray Stark .... producer
 
Cinematography by
James Wong Howe (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Marion Rothman 
Maury Winetrobe (uncredited)
 
Casting by
Jennifer Shull (casting)
 
Production Design by
George Jenkins 
 
Set Decoration by
Audrey A. Blasdel  (as Audrey Blasdel)
John Franco Jr. (uncredited)
 
Costume Design by
Ray Aghayan 
Bob Mackie 
 
Makeup Department
Don L. Cash .... makeup artist (as Don Cash)
Ben Lane .... makeup supervisor
Kaye Pownall .... hairstyles (as Kay Pownall)
Jean Austin .... hairdresser (uncredited)
Virginia Darcy .... hairdresser (uncredited)
Jim Gillespie .... key makeup artist (uncredited)
Michael Hancock .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Howard Pine .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dodie Fawley .... second assistant director
Stuart Fleming .... second assistant director (as Stu Fleming)
Jack Roe .... assistant director
 
Art Department
David M. Haber .... assistant art director (as David Haber)
Richard M. Rubin .... properties
 
Sound Department
Richard Oswald .... sound effects
Richard Portman .... re-recording
Jack Solomon .... sound
Don MacDougall .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Curly Thirlwell .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Jerry Trent .... dance foley (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Phil Cory .... special effects
Charles E. Dolan .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Albert Whitlock .... special photographic effects
 
Stunts
Jerry Brutsche .... stunt performer (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Dick Johnson .... camera operator
Robert Moore .... key grip (as Bob Moore)
Bill Shaw .... gaffer
James O. Blair .... electrician (uncredited)
Nick McLean .... first assistant cameraman (uncredited)
Mel Traxel .... still photographer (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Seth Banks .... mens wardrobe
Shirlee Strahm .... wardrobe: Miss Streisand's
Edna Taylor .... ladies wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Michael E. Polakow .... assistant film editor (as Michael Polakow)
David Ramirez .... assistant film editor
Margaret Booth .... supervising editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Ray Charles .... choral supervisor
Fred Ebb .... music and lyrics to original songs
Marvin Hamlisch .... additional musical adaptor
John Kander .... music and lyrics to original songs
Peter Matz .... conductor
Peter Matz .... music arranger
William Saracino .... music editor
Peter Matz .... musical director (uncredited)
Betty Walberg .... music arranger (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Frank Bueno .... assistant to the producer
Wayne Fitzgerald .... title design
Regina Gruss .... unit publicist
Howard Jeffrey .... associate choreographer
Marion Kane .... aquatic sequence: Oak Park Marionettes supervisor
Nora Kaye .... assistant to Mr. Ross
Herbert Ross .... musical numbers staged by
Marshall Schlom .... script supervisor
Betty Walberg .... dance arranger
Lester Wilson .... dance assistant
Howard Pine .... production administrator (uncredited)
Herbert Ross .... stage director (uncredited)
Lester Wilson .... assistant choreographer (uncredited)
 
Crew verified as complete


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Runtime:
136 min
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Color:
Color (Eastmancolor) (uncredited)
Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:PG | Finland:S | Netherlands:AL | Singapore:PG | Sweden:Btl | UK:A (original rating) | UK:PG (video rating) (1989) (1993) (2002) | USA:PG (MPAA rating: certificate #24107) | West Germany:6

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Trivia:
Cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond was originally hired as director of photography, but after executives watched the dailies of the musical number "Great Day", they agreed Zsigmond's lighting style (modeled after musical theatre in the 1930s) was too dark and he was fired. Director Herbert Ross objected, and star Barbra Streisand was surprised by Zsigmond's dismissal. James Wong Howe was coaxed out of his retirement to shoot the film, but midway through he fell ill and was absent for 10 days. In the interim, cinematographer Ernest Laszlo was called in; Laszlo's work included the Aquacade sequence filmed near the USC campus. Aerial photographer Nelson Tyler assisted in the "Let's Hear It for Me" number filmed at Santa Monica's airport.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: When Fanny Brice takes off, singing, in the yellow biplane, the plane is shown taking off from a runway clearly marked with Instrument Landing System (ILS) bars, which had not yet been developed in the late 1920's when the scene is set.See more »
Quotes:
Fanny Brice:[at her first meeting Billy Rose] If we hate the same people and you get your suit cleaned, it's a match.See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
It's Only a Paper Moon/I Like HimSee more »

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12 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
You wanna know what it's really like ?...., 10 September 2003
Author: krisroboneil

FAN......TAS......TIC !

Well,not quite, but still very watchable. There's a sort of hollow feeling to the whole thing, but then I sort of think that adds new character to an already well told story. We'd have certainly been cheated if they tried to re-do "funny girl" all over again. I have played the soundtrack so many times and really have never felt cheated in any way. The sequel portrays Fanny Brice as more worldly and cynical. She couldn't have possibly remained the same naive, dewy-eyed girl portrayed in the first movie. I think, as sequels go, this is well done and enjoyable...but, a sequel nevertheless. A little less magic than the original, but enjoyable on several levels.

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