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Funny Girl
Not Rated
155 minutes
Drama Comedy
1968

One of the most popular movie musicals ever made, FUNNY GIRL follows the early career of stage comedienne Fanny Brice, a role that earned Barbra Streisand the 1968 Oscar® for Best Actress in her film debut. As the film opens, only her mother believes Fanny can make it in show business. When she gets her first break at Keeney's Music Hall, her hilarious debut as a roller-skating chorus girl gets her hired as a comedienne. A year later Fanny is working for Florenz Ziegfeld in his famous Follies and brings the house down with an outrageous and unplanned number. Fanny becomes a star, falls in love and marries Nick Arnstein (Omar Sharif), a handsome gambler whose luck doesn't hold up. Directed by the highly gifted William Wyler, the film's many memorable songs include "Don't Rain On My Parade" and the Streisand classic "People."

Cast
Barbra Streisand
Fanny Brice
Omar Sharif
Nick Arnstein
Kay Medford
Rose Brice
Anne Francis
Georgia James
Director
Herbert Ross, William Wyler
Writer
Based upon the play with Music by Jule Styne; Lyrics by Bob Merrill; Book by Isobel Lennart from the original story by Miss Lennart and produced by Rastar Productions
Producer
Ray Stark
Facts
Oscars© Actress in a Leading Role
Country USA
Language English