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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:
Arnold Schulman (story)
Jay Presson Allen (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
15 March 1975 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
How Lucky Can You Get
Plot:
Story of singer Fanny Brice's stormy relationship with showman Billy Rose. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for 5 Oscars. Another 6 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
One of Streisand's best... See more (32 total) »

Cast

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Barbra Streisand ... Fanny Brice

James Caan ... Billy Rose

Omar Sharif ... Nicky Arnstein

Roddy McDowall ... Bobby Moore

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 ... Adèle
Lilyan Chauvin ... Mademoiselle

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

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

Colleen Camp ... Billy's Girl

Alana Stewart ... Woman with Nick (as Alana Collins)
Jackie Stoloff ... Mrs. Arnstein
Bert May ... Assistant Set Manager
Bea Busch ... Ned's Secretary
Maggie Malooly
Don Torres ... Man at Wedding
Jodean Lawrence ... Woman at Wedding (as Jodean Russo)
Larry Arnold ... Billy's Night Club Maître d'
Shirley Kirkes ... Billy's Night Club Singer
Jerry Trent ... Tap Dancer
Toni Kaye ... Tap Dancer
Gary Menteer ... Tap Dancer
Raymond Guth ... Buffalo Handler
Deborah Sherman ... Billy's Secretary
Dick Winslow ... Fritz
Dick DeBenedictis ... Pianist (as Dick De Benedictis)
Louis Da Pron ... Choreographer
Hank Stohl ... Radio Director
Diane Wyatt ... Baruch's Secretary
Tom Northam
Todd Durwood ... Photographer
Paul Bryar ... Ben, 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)
Karen Morris ... Synchronized Swimmer (uncredited)
Barbara O'Leary ... Synchronized Swimmer (uncredited)
Ann Pennington ... (uncredited)
Ty Randolph ... Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Joelle Soanes ... Synchronized Swimmer (uncredited)
Donald Wayne ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Herbert Ross 
 
Writing credits
Arnold Schulman (story)

Jay Presson Allen (screenplay) and
Arnold Schulman (screenplay)

Produced by
Ray Stark .... producer
 
Original Music by
Fred Ebb 
John Kander 
Peter Matz 
 
Cinematography by
James Wong Howe 
 
Film Editing by
Marion Rothman 
Maury Winetrobe 
 
Casting by
Jennifer Shull 
 
Production Design by
George Jenkins 
 
Set Decoration by
Audrey A. Blasdel  (as Audrey Blasdel)
John Franco Jr. 
 
Costume Design by
Ray Aghayan 
Bob Mackie 
 
Makeup Department
Don L. Cash .... makeup artist (as Don Cash)
Ben Lane .... makeup supervisor
Ray Pownall .... hair stylist
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 .... property master
 
Sound Department
Richard Oswald .... sound effects
Richard Portman .... sound re-recordist
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
 
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 .... costumer: men
Shirlee Strahm .... costumer: Mrs. Streisand
Edna Taylor .... costumer: women
 
Editorial Department
Michael E. Polakow .... assistant editor (as Michael Polakow)
David Ramirez .... assistant editor
Margaret Booth .... supervising editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Ray Charles .... chorus supervisor
Marvin Hamlisch .... additional music adaptor
Peter Matz .... music arranger
Peter Matz .... musical director
William Saracino .... music editor
Betty Walberg .... music arranger
 
Other crew
Frank Bueno .... assistant to producer
Wayne Fitzgerald .... title designer
Regina Gross .... publicist
Howard Jeffrey .... associate choreographer
Marion Kane .... oak park marionettes supervisor
Nora Kaye .... assistant: Mr. Ross
Howard Pine .... production administrator
Herbert Ross .... stage director
Marshall Schlom .... script supervisor
Lester Wilson .... assistant choreographer
 
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136 min
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The book "Barbra: The Second Decade" features stills from a number of scenes cut from the final film; these include: more/longer scenes with Ben Vereen and scenes of her as Fanny Brice's popular "Baby Snooks" radio character a dramatic scene with Brice and her very young daughterSee more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: Fanny's black tennis shoes - worn for comic effect in the 1937 Aquacade number - aren't period-correct: it wasn't until 1949 that Converse decided to make the toe guard, laces and outer wraps on black "Chuck Taylors" a contrasting white.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:
How Lucky Can You Get - Single MixSee more »

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11 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
One of Streisand's best..., 10 February 2001
Author: moonspinner55 from las vegas, nv

"Funny Lady", a continuation of the life of singer-comedienne Fanny Brice begun in 1968 with "Funny Girl", is a smashing good time: a musical-comedy with exuberance, raucous wit, sentiment and bittersweet romance. Barbra Streisand is back as Fanny, involved romantically with sparring-partner/producer Billy Rose (James Caan), but still carrying a torch for ex-husband Nicky Arnstein (Omar Sharif returning, this time with a sinister sheen). At one point, realizing Arnstein has no heart to give her, Fanny walks down a hotel corridor singing, "I'll be damned, I have been damned, but I won't be damned anymore!" What a great moment for "Funny Girl" fans, to see Fanny come full circle in her feelings for this man whom she held up on a pedestal. Caan peddles his scenes a little softly--almost sheepishly--and once the two leads get married, the narrative becomes squashed and the hard-shelled heartbreak feels forced. But La Streisand is in high-gear nearly throughout; meddlesome, bitchy, soft and sexy, a smart-ass, she's the reason people went to see "Funny Lady" in 1975 and she's still a great reason to go the movies. ***1/2 from ****

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