FANNY BRICE was an American Illustrated song model, comedian, singer, theater and film actress who made many stage, radio and film appearances and is known as the creator and star of the top-rated radio comedy series, The Baby Snooks Show airing on CBS back in 1944.
Fannie is known for performing in the Ziegfeld Follies from 1910 to 1911. Returning in 1921 and performing with the Follies into the 1930s. While in the Follies, she was featured singing "My Man" and "Second Hand Rose" which later led to her making a popular recording of both songs for Victor Talking Machine Company back in the 1920s. This led to Fannie recording nearly two dozen records sides for Victor and also cutting several for Columbia Records.
For her contributions to the film and radio industry, Brice was posthumously inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame with two stars along with a Grammy Hall of Fame Award for her 1921 recording of "My Man".
Later on, she was portrayed by Barbra Streisand in Funny Girl, a semi-biographical plot based on the life and career of Brice featuring her stormy relationship with entrepreneur and gambler Nick Arnstein.
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