MUSICAL OPENED ON THIS DAY IN 1964

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Barbra Streisand, with Johnny Desmond, in 1964’s Funny Girl

The Broadway production of Funny Girl is a musical with a semi-biographical
plot based on the life and career of film star and comedienne Fanny Brice. It
starred Barbra Strieisand and opened at the Winter Garden Theater and
closed at the Broadway Theater, for a total run of 1,348 performances. The
musical was nominated for eight Tony Awards, but failed to win any. It faced
tough competition from Hello Dolly!.  


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Fanny Brice as Baby Snooks, The Baby Snooks Show 
on CBS radio (1944)

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