Funny Girl

Biography, Musical Comedy, Drama Rated: G 151 min

Fans of the Broadway revival, where Lea Michele finally gets her Glee moment, can come and see how the original funny girl does it. Well, she’s an impossible act to follow. Streisand, who originated the role on Broadway in 1964 and made this film adaptation a runaway success, belts her way through William Wyler’s romanticized biography of singing turn-of-the-century comic Fanny Brice. Produced by Wyler and Ray Stark, Brice’s son-in-law, Funny Girl won Streisand an Academy Award for Best Actress.

“[Steisand] is magnificent.” — Rogert Ebert, (in 1968)
directed by
William Wyler
written by
Isobel Lennart (based on her musical)
Barbra Steisand, Omar Sharif, Kay Medford
United States
production company
Columbia Pictures