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Funny Girl Overview:

Funny Girl (1968) was a Biographical - Comedy Film directed by William Wyler and produced by Ray Stark.

The film was based on the musical of the same name written by Isobel Lennart performed at the Winter Garden Theatre, NY & Majestic Theatre, NY & Broadway Theatre, NY from Mar 26, 1964 - Jul 1, 1967.

Academy Awards 1968 --- Ceremony Number 41 (source: AMPAS)

Best ActressBarbra StreisandWon
Best Supporting ActressKay MedfordNominated
Best CinematographyHarry StradlingNominated
Best Film EditingRobert Swink, Maury Winetrobe, William SandsNominated
Best Music - ScoringAdaptation score by Walter ScharfNominated
Best PictureRay Stark, ProducerNominated

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Nick Arnstein: [Nicky Arnstein has just ordered "filet de boeuf, sauce bordelaise" in French]
Fanny Brice: I would have ordered roast beef and potatoes.
Nick Arnstein: I did.

Fanny Brice: You think beautiful girls are going to stay in style forever? I should say not! Any minute now they're going to be out! Finished! Then it'll be my turn!

[first lines]
Fanny Brice: [looking in the mirror] Hello, gorgeous.

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The iconic logo for Funny Girl of an upside-down girl with roller skates was created by illustrator Talivaldis Stubis.
The final musical number, "My Man", was filmed "live" both to maximize Barbra Streisand's dramatic rendition and because she hated the lip-syncing process.
Barbra Streisand biographer Anne Edwards co-wrote the first draft of the screenplay (uncredited).
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