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Funny Lady, the follow-up to the 1968 [[Feature~V18959~Funny Girl~funnygirl]] which made a movie star of [[Performer~P112652~Barbra Streisand~barbrastreisand]], picks up the character of Fanny Brice in the 1930s. Although she is a tremendously famous Broadway star, she has suffered from the stock market crash and needs to boost her finances. Even Ziegfeld, who soon will pass away, is having a hard time raising money for a show. Into this scene bursts brash young Billy Rose ([[Performer~P83766~James Caan~jamescaan]]), an egotistical lyricist with unrestrained ambition. He cajoles and charms Fanny into linking up with him, convincing him that he can produce a revue that will showcase her to their mutual advantage. Out of town, the show is an unmitigated disaster, and Fanny uses her professional know-how to whip the show into shape. It arrives in New York a hit -- and Fanny and Billy arrive an item. Both of their careers blossom, but even though they marry, their relationship suffers. Fanny still carries a torch for first husband Nick ([[Performer~P64847~Omar Sharif~omarsharif]]), and Billy, partially because of insecurities caused by Fanny's feelings for Nick, has a roving eye. In California working on a lucrative radio show, Fanny and Nick connect again -- and Fanny realizes that she is finally over him. Thrilled, she flies to Cleveland, where Billy is working on a new show, ready to commit herself totally to him -- only to find him in bed with another woman. The two part, but years later they meet again to discuss a new show, and it's clear that the chemistry between them is still there. ~ Craig Butler, Rovi

  • Release date:March 15, 1975

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Jack Solomon Best Sound 1975 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association James Caan Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy 1975 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association John Kander Best Original Song 1975 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association John Kander Best Original Score 1975 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences John Kander Best Song 1975 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Peter Matz Best Adapted or Original Song Score 1975 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Ray Aghayan Best Costume Design 1975 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Richard Portman Best Sound 1975 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Barbra Streisand Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy 1975 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Ben Vereen New Star of the Year - Male 1975 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences James Wong Howe Best Cinematography 1975 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Bob Mackie Best Costume Design 1975 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Don MacDougall Best Sound 1975 Nominee

Cast

Barbra Streisand
as Fanny Brice
James Caan
as Billy Rose
Omar Sharif
as Nick Arnstein
Roddy McDowall
as Bobby
Ben Vereen
as Bert Robbins
Carole Wells
as Norma Butler
Larry Gates
as Bernard Baruch
Heidi O'Rourke
as Eleanor Holm
Samantha Huffaker
as Fran
Joshua Shelley
as Painter
Don Torres
as Man At Wedding
Raymond Guth
as Buffalo Handler
Eugene Troobnick
as Ned
Royce Wallace
as Adele
Lilyan Chauvin
Paul Bryar
Jodean Lawrence
Cliff Norton
Ken Sansom
Byron Webster
Colleen Camp
as Billy's Girl

Crew

Herbert Ross
Director
Raymond Stark
Producer
Jay Presson Allen
Screenwriter
Arnold Schulman
Book Author
Arnold Schulman
Screenwriter
James Wong Howe
Cinematographer
John Kander
Composer (Music Score)
Peter Matz
Composer (Music Score)
Peter Matz
Musical Arrangement
Peter Matz
Musical Direction/Supervision
Marion Rothman
Editor
Maury Winetrobe
Editor
Audrey Blasdel-Goddard
Set Designer
Ray Aghayan
Costume Designer
Shirley Strahm
Costume Designer
Bob Mackie
Costume Designer
Jack Solomon
Sound/Sound Designer
Albert J. Whitlock
Special Effects
Betty Walberg
Choreography
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