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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 »
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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 »
Awards:
Nominated for 5 Oscars. Another 6 nominations See more »
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(60 articles)
User Reviews:
One of Streisand's very best... See more (31 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:
Ty Randolph ... Chorus Girl (as Mindi Miller)
Jack Angel ... Radio announcer (uncredited)
Kenneth Grant Sr. ... Dancer (uncredited)
Ann Pennington ... (uncredited)
Donald Wayne ... (uncredited)
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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
Jim Gillespie .... key 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
Nick McLean .... first assistant cameraman (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
 
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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Runtime:
136 min
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Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Producer Ray Stark was unhappy with the work of the original cinematographer and begged ailing 75-year old James Wong Howe to come out of retirement to shoot the picture. It was the last film he ever worked on.See more »
Goofs:
Audio/visual unsynchronized: In the "How Lucky Can You Get?" musical number, when Fanny is turning on the stage lights she is clearly not singing, although Streisand's singing voice is heard on the soundtrack.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:
Referenced in Three Days to Vegas (2007)See more »
Soundtrack:
It's Only a Paper Moon/I Like HerSee more »

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11 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
One of Streisand's very 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, bawdy 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 Brice 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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