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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:
sequal bio See more (32 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

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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Runtime:
136 min
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Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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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:
Factual errors: Near the end of the movie, in a meeting between Brice and Rose, they discuss his divorce from Eleanor Holm. Rose and Holm divorced three years after Brice's death, so the discussion could not have taken place as portrayed in the film.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:
I Found a Million Dollar Baby (in a Five and Ten Cent Store)See more »

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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
sequal bio, 24 May 2003
Author: (willrams@earthlink.net) from Santa Maria, CA

Directed by Herbert Ross, this sequel to Funny Lady begins where Fanny Brice takes up with Bill Rose, and she makes her comback. Although this film is a bit tedious, it still has my favorite Barbra doing her magic. One scene is very funny where she gets wet in the Aquacade of 1939, (my dad took me to that show in Cleveland, Ohio). She sings "I Gotta Cold In My Head'; another song at the end is "My Man", Fanny Brice's most famous number. Roddy MacDowell plays her assistant. Omar Shariff returns to give his endearing love as Nicki Arnstein. Great for all of Barbra's fans! 7/10

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