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Fanny Brice (1891–1951)


Fanny Brice was a popular and influential American comedienne, singer, theatre and film actress, who made many stage, radio and film appearances but is best remembered as the creator and star of the top-rated radio comedy series, The Baby Snooks Show. Thirteen years after her death, she was portrayed on the Broadway stage by Barbra Streisand in ... See full bio »

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Be Yourself! Fannie Field
(1930)
The Great Ziegfeld Fannie Brice
(1936)
Everybody Sing Olga Chekaloff
(1938)
Ziegfeld Follies Norma Edelman ('A Sweepstakes Ticket')
(1945)

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 1945 Ziegfeld Follies
Norma Edelman ('A Sweepstakes Ticket')
 1938 Everybody Sing
Olga Chekaloff
 1936 The Great Ziegfeld
Fannie Brice (as Fannie Brice)
 1934 Crime Without Passion
Extra in hotel lobby (uncredited)
 1930 Be Yourself!
Fannie Field (as Fannie Brice)
 1928 My Man
Fannie Brand (as Fannie Brice)
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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in "Ziegfeld Follies of 1916" on Broadway. Musical extravaganza. Music by Louis A. Hirsch, Jerome Kern, Dave Stamper and Irving Berlin. Based on material by / lyrics by / sketches by George V. Hobart and Gene Buck. Featuring songs by Dave Stamper, Nat D. Ayer, Jerome Kern, Will Vodery, Harry Carroll, Louis A. Hirsch, ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Biographical Movies | 2 Print Biographies | 4 Portrayals | 9 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Fannie Brice | Baby Snooks

Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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Personal Quote:

There is no thrill more wonderful than that which comes with the feel of a friendly audience, and it is a thrill that comes more than once in a lifetime. It is subconscious but powerful, much like sensing the presence of a friend in the darkness. An audience reflects an actor's attitude as faithfully as a mirror. If he is relaxed and sure of himself his audience gives him its heart. But if he ... See more »

Trivia:

Pictured on one of five 29¢ US commemorative postage stamps celebrating famous comedians, issued in booklet form 29 August 1991. The stamp designs were drawn by caricaturist Al Hirschfeld. The other comedians honored in the set are Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy; Edgar Bergen (with alter ego Charlie McCarthy); Jack Benny; and Bud Abbott and Lou Costello. See more »

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Scorpio

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