Fanny Brice, Part 2


Fanny Brice as Baby Snooks and Hanley Stafford as "Daddy" from the Baby Snooks Show radio program Public domain

Comedian Fanny Brice's personal life was often a mess even though her onstage personas were all about laughter. Even as her beloved, Nick Arnstein, was in deep legal trouble, she supported him, started a family, and kept her career going.

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