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Funny Girl (1968)
Studio: Rastar, Columbia Pictures
Producer: Ray Stark
Starring: Barbra Streisand, Omar Sharif, Kay Medford, Anne Francis, Walter Pidgeon, Lee Allen
Synopsis: Film debut for Streisand in a reprisal of her Broadway role as Ziegfeld star Fanny Brice in this highly fictionalized musical biopic. Brice, a poor Jewish girl from the lower east side, rose to fame and won audience's hearts everywhere with her comic antics and powerful singing. Unfortunately, she had far less success in her personal life, and the film focuses on her doomed romance with her first husband, gambler Nicky Arnstein. Among the film's most popular songs are "Don't Rain on My Parade", "People [Who Need People]" and "My Man". Barbra Streisand won an Oscar®.
Academy Awards®:
Best Picture   Nominated
Best Actress Barbra Streisand Won
Best Supporting Actress Kay Medford Nominated
Best Cinematography Harry Stradling Nominated
Best Sound Columbia Studio Sound
Best Song Jule Styne
Bob Merrill
Best Original Song Score and Adaptation Walter Scharf Nominated
Film Editing Robert Swink
Maury Winetrobe
William Sands
Golden Globes:
BestDirector William Wyler Nominated
Best Actress Barbra Streisand Won
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