Fanny Brice (1891–1951)


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Fanny Brice was a popular and influential American comedienne, singer, theatre and film actress, who made many stage, radio and film appearances but is best remembered as the creator and star of the top-rated radio comedy series, The Baby Snooks Show. Thirteen years after her death, she was portrayed on the Broadway stage by Barbra Streisand in ... See full bio »

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Known For

Be Yourself! Fannie Field
(1930)
Everybody Sing Olga Chekaloff
(1938)
The Great Ziegfeld Fannie Brice
(1936)
My Man Fannie Brand
(1928)

Filmography

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 1945 Ziegfeld Follies
Norma Edelman ('A Sweepstakes Ticket')
 1938 Everybody Sing
Olga Chekaloff
 1936 The Great Ziegfeld
Fannie Brice (as Fannie Brice)
 1934 Crime Without Passion
Extra in hotel lobby (uncredited)
 1930 Be Yourself!
Fannie Field (as Fannie Brice)
 1928 My Man
Fannie Brand (as Fannie Brice)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

She acted in the musical revue, "Ziegfield Follies," at the Hanna Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio. See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Biographical Movies | 2 Print Biographies | 4 Portrayals | 9 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Fannie Brice | Baby Snooks

Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)

Spouse:

Billy Rose  (divorced) | See more »
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Personal Quote:

[summing up her career] Listen, kid. I've done everything in theatre except marry a property man. I've been a soubrette in burlesque and I've accompanied stereopticon slides. I've acted for Belasco [David Belasco] and I've laid 'em out in rows at the Palace. I've doubled as an alligator; I've worked for the Schuberts; and I've been joined to Billy Rose in the holy bonds. I've painted the house ... See more »

Trivia:

Starred in the widely popular 1940s U.S. radio comedy series as its title character, "Baby Snooks". See more »

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