Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
- There are a total of 30 general entries.
Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Yes. She deserved one too. People always say how good a singer she is, but I really think she is one of the greatest comic actresses of our time.
In fact, the Best Actress competition resulted in a rare tie that year (1969). Barbra won for 'Funny Girl' and Katharine Hepburn for 'The Lion in Winter'.
in an alley. I love that scene. Barbra is such an amazing singer, and no one could do that song like her! At this point, Fanny is just realising that she is in love with Nicky, and hoping to be one of the people he needs.
seven. Nick has a toothbrush for every day of the week. Fanny said it was when she saw that for the first time that she saw how much class he had, and fell for him. Personally, I think it's a bit excessive!
Me and My Shadow. Fanny's marriage to Billy was never going to work because she loved Nick too much. She finally got over Nick, only to find Billy in bed with another woman. Shame!
Billy Rose. Billy is Fanny's second husband and is quite sweet, but Fanny could never love anyone like she loved Nick.
Swan Lake. Fanny's impression of a prima donna is fantastic! At one point she proclaims 'Hey, look at me! I'm a swan!' in a broad New York accent.
Frances. Frances is perfect, but the ever insecure Fanny only wants to know that her daughter is pretty. She hated being the ugly duckling, and she doesn't want her daughter to be the same.
|When Fanny joins the 'Ziegfeld Follies', she is given the lead role in the finale. She doesn't want to play it straight, and plays a trick without telling anyone. What does she do?||'Funny Girl' and 'Funny Lady'
Pretends to be pregnant. Fanny is made to sing the line 'I am the beautiful reflection of my love's affection'. She can't bring herself to say she's beautiful and sound like she means it, so she sticks a jumper up her wedding dress and makes herself a laughing stock. Ziegfeld isn't impressed, but the audience loves her!
|Fanny desperately wants to marry, and be like her married friend. She even sings a song about her. What is her friend's name?||'Funny Girl' and 'Funny Lady'
Sadie. 'Sadie, Sadie, married lady'! When Nick proposes to Fanny, he does it by calling her Sadie, because he was there when she sang 'Sadie, Sadie'. She's just woken up, and it takes her a minute to realise what he's said and what he means.
Fanny Brice. Fanny Brice really existed, and as well as starring in the 'Ziegfeld Follies' on Broadway, made a few movies between 1928 and 1946. She was born in New York in 1891, and died in California in 1951. The movies 'Funny Girl' and 'Funny Lady' dramatise her life story.
Ellsie. She has skinny legs just like Fanny. Yet there's one big difference... she's a race horse.
Living and Gambling on the side. Nick tells Fanny this as they are dancing. The gambling gets Nick into a lot of trouble.
People. This is one of Barbra Streisand's most famous songs. It was number 13 on the American Film Institutes list of the best 100 movie songs of the past 100 years.
Shirt. It was a ruffled shirt to be exact and a limp one at that. Fanny tells him to put some extra starch in the last rinse so it won't be so limp. This shirt is referred to many times also.
Henry. Everyone is really close on Henry Street and it's referred to very often in the movie.
hello gorgeous. Barbra murmered these words into that mirror and they became famous instantly. These were also Barbra's first words in the movies.
Fanny Brice. Fanny Brice was a Jewish Girl from New York and was made a star by Mr. Florenz Ziegfeld. Barbra Streisand plays this role.
My Man. Fanny sings this song at the end of the movie right after Nick tells her it's over. The lyrics go "What's the difference if I say I'll go away when I know I'll come back on my knees some day for whatever my man is I am his forever more." So you can see the irony.
Divorce Him. He tells Fanny that they aren't good for each other but she refuses to get a divorce until he's out of jail and has time to think it over.
Phoney Bonds. Nick would rather turn to crime than have Fanny make more money than him.
Trying to strike oil. Nick goes to try and strike oil but it isn't successful. This leads to a long run of bad luck.
Affection. This a song Fanny sings in the first act but she becomes pregnant and sings this song again.
Sadie. "Sadie Sadie" is a married lady. This song is sung after Nick wins the big poker game and proposes to Fanny.
The Statue of Liberty. As Fanny is singing the last measures of the song "Don't Rain On My Parade" the tugboat passes the statue.
Emma. Emma is Fanny's friend also. Her name is called right before the "Don't Rain On My Parade" sequence as Fanny is trying to get her bags.