... that Fanny Brice was a real person. She was a Broadway and radio star during the early half of the 20th century. It is true that she was discovered by the infamous producer Florenz Ziegfield and that she was married to Nicky Arnstein. But the story told in Funny Girl is not a 100% accurate portrayal of her life. Here is a helpful site that gets to the bottom of what was and wasn't true in the movie.
... that Funny Girl originated on the Broadway stage - premiering at the Winter Garden theater in 1964. This was Barbra Streisand's star-making role, garnering her a Tony award for Best Lead Actress in a Musical. The songs from the original Broadway cast are still available:
... Barbra Streisand and Katharine Hepburn each received a Best Actress Oscar in 1968 due to a very rare tie. Barbra Streisand for her work in Funny Girl and Katharine Hepburn for her work in The Lion in Winter.
… That producer Ray Stark was the real-life son-in-law of Fanny Brice?
Funny Girl On Location
Hollywood Walk of Fame Star
In the early 1960's, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce developed the idea of the "Hollywood Walk of Fame." The sidewalks of the most famous streets in the heart of Hollywood were lined with "stars" recognizing celebrities' life-long contributions to the entertainment industry. Receiving a star is still to this day considered a huge honor. Here's where you can find the stars of Barbra Streisand and the character she plays, Fanny Brice:
Barbra Streisand Walk of Fame Star (Motion Pictures)
6925 Hollywood Blvd.
Fanny Brice Walk of Fame Star (Motion Pictures)
6415 Hollywood Blvd.
Fanny Brice Walk of Fame Star (Radio)
1500 Vine St.
Burial Place of Fanny Brice
Pierce Brothers Westwood Memorial Park
1218 Glendon Ave.
Westwood, CA SEE MAP