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Fanny Brice
Birth: Oct. 29, 1891
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
Death: May 29, 1951
Hollywood
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Entertainer. Born Fannie Borach, the daughter of saloon proprietors, she began entertaining at an early age, as she sang to patrons at her parent's establishment. She had a knack for pulling pranks and a desire to have a career in show business. Brice (whom took the last name of a family friend) left school prior to turning fourteen and entered numerous amateur contests as a singer. She was good enough to earn a steady income averaging thirty dollars per week in prize money and her career would take off after she caught the attention of Florenz Ziegfeld, who cast her in the stage productions of "Follies" (1910). She would remain a member of his ensemble into the early 1920s, before launching her Hollywood career in the picture "My Man" (1928). At the height of her success, she balanced films, the stage and radio, as she appeared in her then-husband playwright Billy Rose's "Sweet and Low" (1930) and "Crazy Quilt" (1931), also portraying herself in the film adaptation of "The Great Ziegfeld" (1936) and performances on the radio programs "The Ziegfeld Follies of the Air" (1932, 1936), "Good News" (1937 to 1940), "Maxwell House Coffee Time" (1940 to 1944) and "The Baby Snooks Show" (1944 to 1951). She died from a cerebral hemorrhage at the age of 59. Brice was compellingly portrayed by Barbra Streisand in both the stage and film adaptations of "Funny Girl". 
 
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 Parents:
  Charles Borach (1861 - 1914)
  Rose Stern Brice (1867 - 1941)
 
 Spouses:
  Billy Rose (1899 - 1966)
  Julius W. Arnstein (1879 - 1965)*
 
 Children:
  Frances Brice Stark (1919 - 1992)*
  William Jules Brice Arnstein (1921 - 2008)*
 
 Siblings:
  Philip Brice (1887 - 1927)*
  Fanny Brice (1891 - 1951)
  Lew Brice (1893 - 1966)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Westwood Memorial Park
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Behind the Garden of Serenity
GPS (lat/lon): 34.05811, -118.44055
 
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Record added: Jul 12, 1999
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