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Fanny Brice

Date of Death: May 29, 1951 (59)

Birth Place: New York, NY, USA

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Fanny Brice, the legendary Jewish comedienne, Ziegfeld Follies/Broadway star, recording artist, and film actress extraordinaire. One of the most popular radio stars of all time, Fanny was the voice of “Baby Snooks” on air for 25 years and even better known as the inspiration for “Funny Girl."

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Fanny Brice STAGE CREDITS

[Broadway]
Return Engagement [Broadway], 1936
"Modernistic Moe" Singer

"He Hasn't A Thing Except Me" Singer

Myrtle Oppenshaw

Norma Shaeffer

Baby Snooks

Ruby Blondell

Mrs. Phoebe Schwartz

Zuleika

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1936
Performer

"Modernistic Moe" Singer

"He Hasn't A Thing Except Me" Singer

Norma Shaeffer

Ruby Blondell

Zuleika

Baby Snooks

Myrtle Oppenshaw

[Broadway]
1934
Annie

"Soul Saving Sadie" Singer

"Sarah, The Sunshine Girl" Singer

Performer

"Countess Dubinsky" Singer

Baby Snooks

Julia

[Broadway]
1931
Performer

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1930
Performer

[Broadway]
1929
Marchesa Vera Di Livio

[Broadway]
1926
Fanny Fiebaum

[Broadway]
1924
Performer

[Broadway]
1923
Performer

[Broadway]
1921
Principal

Performer

[Broadway]
1920
Performer

Performer

[Broadway]
1920
Performer

[Broadway]
1919
Performer

[Broadway]
1918
Dora

[Broadway]
1917
Performer

[Broadway]
1916
Performer

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1913
Marcelle

[Broadway]
1911
Performer

[Broadway]
1910
Performer


Fanny Brice Movies

[1938]Everybody Sing Olga Chekaloff

[1945]Ziegfeld Follies Norma EdelmanA Sweepstakes Ticket

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Review: FUNNY GIRL at Cleveland's Connor Palace

 Fania Borch was one of early 20th century vaudeville’s greatest stars.  Fania??  Oh, Fanny Brice, as she was known on the Ziegfeld Follies circuit, and is the nominal subject of FUNNY GIRL, now on stage at the Connor Palace as part of the Key Bank Broadway Series. 

WICKED, & JULIET and More Set for 24/25 Zions Bank Broadway at the Eccles Season

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Review: JULIE BENKO Brought Some Joy to Mardi Gras at Birdland

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Photos: Julie Benko & Company Let The Good Times Roll at Birdland

Birdland presented Julie Benko – direct from Broadway’s Funny Girl and Harmony– with her band “Euphonic Gumbo” on Monday, February 12. Check out photos here!

Review: FUNNY GIRL at Shea's Buffalo Theatre

Funny. In 1964 a newcomer named Barbra Streisand was the third or fourth choice  to take on the role of Fanny Brice in the new Jule Styne musical FUNNY GIRL. The result catapulted a gawky Jewish girl from Brooklyn to superstar status. And the musical has never been revived again on Broadway.

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Broadway at The Paramount has unveiled its 2024-2025 season featuring 11 shows, including the six-show season and five specials. See the featured shows and learn how to purchase tickets.

David Marino, Finalist On Canada's THE VOICE, to Perform at Birdland Jazz Club

Birdland Jazz Club will present the debut of rising young jazz vocalist David Marino, finalist on Canada's 'The Voice,' with Billy Stritch and more.

Maleah Joi Moon, Shoshana Bean, Brandon Victor Dixon & More Will Reprise Roles in HELL'S KITCHEN on Broadway

AKW Productions has just announced the Broadway premiere of the new musical HELL’S KITCHEN and we have the full list of stars and newcomers!

Review: The Brice is Right with FUNNY GIRL at the Fabulous Fox

The laughs keep coming with Funny Girl at the Fabulous Fox! Originally staged with Barbra Streisand in 1964 and revived to great acclaim on Broadway in 2022, this playful romp about the life of comedian, actress, model, singer, and radio star Fanny Brice, is highlighted by great performances and spry musical numbers.

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Looking for a show to see in a city near you? Check out our guide of current and upcoming Broadway tours, and learn about each production.

Julie Benko to Celebrate Mardi Gras at Birdland Jazz Club

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Previews: The Cabaret Project of St. Louis Presents Sara Sheperd

Broadway's Sara Sheperd returns to St. Louis to perform her solo show as part of the Cabaret Project of St. Louis. Sheperd starred at The Muny this past summer in BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL, reprising a role she played on Broadway and as part of the National Tour. Broadway World called her performance at The Muny ‘entrancing,” and named BEAUTIFUL to its Top 10 Productions in St. Louis Theatre for 2023. Sheperd sat down with Broadway world to talk about her upcoming shows and what an influential place St. Louis is in her career.

Interview: Bryan Charles Moore of FUNNY GIRL at Orpheum Theatre Minneapolis

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Benjamin Walker, Rebecca Thornhill, and More Join the Cast of the World Premiere of OPENING NIGHT

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Review: FUNNY GIRL at Orpheum Theatre Minneapolis

What did our critic think of FUNNY GIRL at Orpheum Theatre Minneapolis? Featuring one of the most iconic scores of all time by Jule Styne and Bob Merrill, an updated book from Harvey Fierstein based on the original classic by Isobel Lennart, tap choreography by Ayodele Casel, choreography by Ellenore Scott and direction from Michael Mayer, this love letter to the theatre has the whole shebang!

Interview: Jackson Grove Talks FUNNY GIRL At Orpheum Theatre Minneapolis

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Video: Julie Benko Gives a Tour of Her HARMONY Dressing Room

In a new video, Julie Benko gave a tour of her Broadway dressing room, backstage at Harmony! Get a closer look at some of her costumes, backstage essentials, and more in the video here!

Fanny Brice FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Fanny Brice has appeared on Broadway in 19 shows.

Fanny Brice has not appeared in the West End

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