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Fanny Brice (Fania Borach)

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Biography

New York City, New York, USA
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 Funny Girl. The show was made into a musical film in 1968. Born Fania Borach, in New York City, she was the third child of Rose (Stern) and Charles Borach, relatively well-off saloon owners of Hungarian Jewish descent. Read more...

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Character: Fannie Brand

My Man 1928

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Character: Fannie Field

Be Yourself! 1930

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Character: Fannie Brice

The Great Ziegfeld 1936

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Character: Olga Chekaloff

Everybody Sing 1938

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Character: Norma Edelman

Ziegfeld Follies 1945

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