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Author Goldman, Herbert G
Title Fanny Brice : The Original Funny Girl
Imprint New York : Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 1993
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Descript 1 online resource (335 pages)
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Note Intro -- Contents -- Introduction -- 1 A Borach -- 2 Enter Miss Brice -- 3 College Girl -- 4 Shubert Sonata -- 5 Nick Arnstein -- 6 Into Her Own -- 7 The Fugitive -- 8 What Every Woman Nose -- 9 The Divorce from "My Man -- 10 The Short-Stemmed Rose -- 11 Baby Snooks at Last -- 12 "Rewolt! -- 13 Divorced Again: "That Rat -- 14 Life Without Roses -- 15 Closing Number -- The Legacy -- Bibliography -- Stageography -- Filmography -- Radiography -- Discography -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Y -- Z
In this luminous volume, Herbert G. Goldman, acclaimed biographer of Al Jolson, illuminates the life of the woman who inspired the spectacularly successful Broadway show and movie Funny Girl, the vehicle that catapulted Barbara Streisand to stardom. In a work that is both glorious biography and captivating theatre history, Goldman covers both Fanny's remarkable career on stage and radio--ranging from her first triumph as "Sadie Salome" to her long run as radio's "Baby Snooks" from 1936 to 1951--and her less-than-triumphant personal life. He reveals a woman who was a curious mix of elegance and earthiness, of high and low class, a lady who lived like a duchess but cursed like a sailor. She was probably the greatest comedienne the American stage has ever known as well as our first truly great torch singer, and the star of some of the most memorable Ziegeld Follies in the 1910s and 1920s. But her personal life, as Goldman shows, was less successful. The great love of her life, the gangster Nick Arnstein, was a swindler who spent most of their married life either hiding out, awaiting trial, or in prison. Her first marriage to Frank White was over almost as soon as it was consummated, and her third and last marriage, to Billy Rose, the "Bantam Barnum," ended acrimoniously when Rose left her for swimmer Eleanor Holm.With many anecdotes and revealing interviews, this meticulously researched biography is a telling portrait of one of America's greatest female entertainers, and a book that will delight all lovers of the stage
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Goldman, Herbert G. Fanny Brice : The Original Funny Girl New York : Oxford University Press, Incorporated,c1993 9780195085525
Subject Brice, Fanny.;Comedians -- United States -- Biography.;Singers -- United States -- Biography.;Actors -- United States -- Biography
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