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 see him as he is. I love him as he is!
Fanny Brice: Fanny. Love him a little less. Help him a little more.
Fanny Brice: Where I come from, when two people... well, sort of love each other... oh, never mind.
Nick Arnstein: Well? What do they do when they "sort of love each other"?
Fanny Brice: Well, one of them says, "Why don't we get married?"
Nick Arnstein: Really?
Fanny Brice: Yeah, and sometimes it's even the man.
Nick Arnstein: So long, funny girl.
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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.
The iconic logo for Funny Girl of an upside-down girl with roller skates was created by illustrator Talivaldis Stubis.
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