Barbra Streisand played her in the 1968 musical Funny Girl (1968) and the sequel, Funny Lady (1975).
Believed that pearls shouldn't be taken off and needed to be lived in and so she would sleep in hers at night.
Biography in: "Who's Who in Comedy" by Ronald L. Smith, pg. 60-61. New York: Facts on File, 1992. ISBN 0816023387
Children with Arnstein: Frances (August 12, 1919-May 31, 1992) and famed abstract artist/painter William (April 23, 1921-March 3, 2008). Mother-in-law of Ray Stark.
Dropped out of school after the 8th grade.
Interred at Westwood Memorial Park in Los Angeles.
Pictured on one of five 29¢ US commemorative postage stamps celebrating famous comedians, issued in booklet form 29 August 1991. The stamp designs were drawn by caricaturist Al Hirschfeld. The other comedians honored in the set are Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy; Edgar Bergen (with alter ego Charlie McCarthy); Jack Benny; and Bud Abbott and Lou Costello.
Profiled in book "Funny Ladies" by Stephen Silverman. 
Radio: Appeared in MGM production of "Good News of 1938" on NBC Network. Also in cast: 'Myrna Loy', James Stewart, Wallace Beery, Bruce Cabot, Frank Morgan, Freda Starr, Gilbert Russell, Judy Garland, Dennis O'Keefe, Lewis Stone, Guy Kibbee and Cliff Edwards. [12/31/37]
Returned to work two months after giving birth to her daughter Frances in order to begin performing on the Broadway production of "Ziegfeld Midnight Frolic".
Returned to work two months after giving birth to her son William in order to begin performing on the Broadway production of "Ziegfeld Follies of 1921".
She has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame - for motion pictures at 6415 Hollywood Boulevard and for radio at 1500 Vine Street.
Starred in 11 Ziegfeld Follies on Broadway from 1910 until 1936.
Starred in every Ziegfeld Follies on Broadway from 1911 until 1923.
Starred in the widely popular 1940s' US radio comedy series as its title character, "Baby Snooks".
The birth name of her second husband, better known as Nick Arnstein, was actually Jules W. Arndt Stein.
Was three months pregnant with her son William when she ended her run on the Broadway production of "Ziegfeld Follies of 1920".