Brice, Fanny biographical name
(born Oct. 29, 1891, New York, N.Y., U.S.died May 29, 1951, Los Angeles, Calif.) U.S. comedian and singer. She played in vaudeville and burlesque shows, where the producer Florenz Ziegfeld discovered her in 1910. She became a headliner in his Follies with her musical numbers and comedy routines, including satiric sketches of ballet dancers and fan dancers as well as affecting torch songs such as My Man. The character of Baby Snooks, an incorrigible little girl, which she created to amuse her friends, became a Follies favourite, and in that character Brice was featured on radio from 1936 until her death. The Broadway musical Funny Girl (1964; film, 1968) was based on her life.
Fanny Brice as Baby Snooks.—Culver Pictures
Variants of BRICE, FANNY
Brice, Fanny orig. Fannie Borach
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