Fanny Brice

Fanny Brice : The Original Funny Girl

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Fanny Brice was arguably the greatest American stage comedienne and the first truly great torch singer. Best known today through the Broadway and Hollywood versions of Funny Girl, the vehicle that catapulted Barbara Streisand to super-stardom, her most famous role was as 'Baby Snooks' the 'incorrigible tot of network radio from 1936 to 1951'. This meticulously researched biography chronicles her entire stage career from childhood amateur shows to national fame. Full of colourful anecdote, it covers her personal life, including three broken marriages - one two a notorious gangster - and also includes four appendices detailing every aspect of her stage, film, radio, and recording more

Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 148 x 228 x 22mm | 498.95g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • frontispiece, 16 pp halftones
  • 0195085523
  • 9780195085525
  • 784,837

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'Fascinating account of the Funny Girl's career.' Peter Hepple, Stage & Television Todayshow more

About Herbert G. Goldman

Herbert G. Goldman is the author of Jolson: The Legend Comes to Life (OUP/USA, 1988).show more

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