Fanny Brice
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Fanny Brice

Funny Girl

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About Her

Grew up… in New York City in the early 20th century on the Lower East Side. Her beginnings were humble, but her ambitions were not.

Living… the life she always wanted. She’s got a husband and daughter she loves and a successful singing career.

Profession… entertainer. From her first moment on the stage, she's been a natural. She’s gone from vaudeville all the way up to the wildly successful Ziegfield Follies, the height of entertainment at the time. She’s a superstar. And she admittedly has gotten where she is because of her talent, not her looks. As she says, “You think beautiful girls are going to stay in style forever? I should say not! Any minute now they're going to be out! Finished! Then it'll be my turn!”

Relationship Status… married to Nick, with whom she shares a daughter. At first, she and the dashing Nick Arnstein are friends, as the two meet after Fanny's vaudeville debut. Over the years, they grew closer and closer. Eventually, Fanny is seduced by Nick, but is she more invested than he is in their relationship?

Challenge… dealing with Nick’s gambling habits. While Fanny is quite responsible, Nick either ends making a lot of his money betting big, or losing it over risky investments. Just like their relationship, his financial situation goes up and down like a roller coaster.

Personality… witty, bubbly, optimistic, and a deep down a romantic. She is painfully direct, always saying what is on her mind. She is driven to succeed but at the same time humble about her talents. And of course, Fanny is a very “funny girl.” 

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