Funny Girl Debunked: The Truth About Fanny Brice

by John Kenrick

Although the stage and screen hit Funny Girl is based on the life of singer-actress Fanny Brice, it is mostly delicious fiction with an occasional stray fact thrown in. Both the play and movie were produced by Fanny Brice's son in law, Ray Stark. So it is no surprise that he was happy when librettist Isobel Lennart took creative liberties with history.

The release of the digitally restored film on DVD makes this the perfect time to debunk some of the inaccuracies Funny Girl perpetrates in the name of providing good entertainment...


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