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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Funny Girl (1968)

By Beatrice on Feb 20, 2020 From Flickers in Time

Funny Girl Directed by William Wyler Written by Isobel Lennart based on her musical play 1968/US IMDb link Repeat viewing/YouTube rental What an absolutely unique voice and talent Barbra Streisand had! ?To top it off, William Wyler proves once again that he could direct in any genre. The story is ... Read full article

The Anti-Disney Marital Treatment: Funny Girl

By Judy on Jul 12, 2015 From Cary Grant Won't Eat You

“Oh he was SO handsome,” said my mother-in-law when I mentioned Omar Sharif’s death. My mother did the same when she introduced him to me: his eyes, his style, his tall-dark-handsome persona. Despite his undeniable looks, that wasn’t the impression he left on me, not exactly.... Read full article

Funny Girl

By Alyson on Jul 31, 2011 From The Best Picture Project

Loosely based on the life of Fanny Brice, Funny Girl tells the story of the young Jewish girl?s rise to becoming the star of Zeigfeld?s Follies through her comedic talent, not necessarily her looks. ?When I say loosely, I mean the film takes a lot of liberties leaving out many events in Brice?s life... Read full article

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Quotes from

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

Fanny Brice: You could get lonesome being that free.
Nick Arnstein: You could get lonesome being that busy.
Fanny Brice: Now who'd think to look at us that we got the same problem!

Nick Arnstein: I'd be happy to wait while you change.
Fanny: I'd have to change too much, nobody could wait that long.

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Facts about

Several co-stars publicly blasted Barbra Streisand and director William Wyler for much of their scenes being cut in favor of focusing almost entirely on Streisand.
Originally a musical on Broadway (03/1964 - 07/1967), based on the real life story of Fanny Brice.
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.
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