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Release Date: August 31st, 1968

DVD Release Date: October 23rd, 2001

G|2 hr 31 min

Plot Summary
In this bittersweet, classic musical drama, the vibrant and beautiful young Fanny Brice (Barbra Streisand) starts out as a bit player on the New York City vaudeville stage, but works her way up to stardom on Broadway. Valued for her vocal and comedic talents by the renowned theater impresario Florenz Ziegfeld (Walter Pidgeon), Fanny thrives, but her relationship with her suave, imprisoned businessman husband, Nick Arnstein (Omar Sharif), is another story.

Cast: Barbra Streisand, Omar Sharif, Walter Pidgeon, Kay Medford, Anne Francis, Lee Allen, Gerald Mohr, Frank Faylen

Director: William Wyler

Genres: Musical

Production Co: Rastar Pictures, Columbia Pictures

Distributors: Columbia Pictures

Keywords: Spirited, Charming, Rise, Marriage, Love, Husband, Fall, Amusing

Ratings & Reviews

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  • The musical biography of comedian Fanny Brice emerges as a true classic, as enthralling as the day it was released in 1968. It is a superb example of Hollywood craftsmanship in which all elements have been blended to perfection with inspired artistry. show more

  • Funny Girl is old-fashioned; it is also exhilarating.

  • You can reexperience the humor and magic -- and the essence of Streisand -- in this William Wyler classic. show more

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Nominated Costume Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1969)
Nominated Cinematography
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1969)
Nominated Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1969)
Winner Actress in a Leading Role - Musical or Comedy
Nominated Sound
Nominated Best Picture
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Nominated Film Editing
Nominated Cinematography
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role
Winner Actress
Nominated Best Original Song - Motion Picture
Nominated Music (Song -- Original for the Picture)
Nominated Music (Score of a Musical Picture - Original or Adaptation)