Fanny Brice, Part 1


Fanny Brice in a Ziegfeld Follies photo Public domain

Fanny made a space for herself on stage as a comedian because she felt she could never be pretty enough to be an actress. And her personal life was a complete roller coaster. But she remains the original funny girl, making awkward her brand from the time she was a teenager.

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Topics in this Podcast: women, biographies, Entertainment, comedy, Jewish history, Music, Ziegfeld follies, theater, burlesque, vaudeville, immigration, U.S. history, 20th century, entertainment history, Fanny Brice