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 Actress||Barbra Streisand||Won|
|Best Supporting Actress||Kay Medford||Nominated|
|Best Cinematography||Harry Stradling||Nominated|
|Best Film Editing||Robert Swink, Maury Winetrobe, William Sands||Nominated|
|Best Music - Scoring||Adaptation score by Walter Scharf||Nominated|
|Best Picture||Ray Stark, Producer||Nominated|
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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!
Fanny Brice: [looking in the mirror] Hello, gorgeous.
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Barbra Streisand biographer Anne Edwards co-wrote the first draft of the screenplay (uncredited).
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