Instructor: Leila Joffe, MFA, American Conservatory Theater, Member
AFTRA, Screen Actors Guild and Actors Equity
Fania Borach, known professionally as Fanny Brice or Fannie Brice, was an American comedienne, singer, theater and film actress who made many stage, radio, and film appearances. She is known as the creator and star of the top-rated radio comedy series The Baby Snooks Show. She was one of the Ziegfeld Follies’ most famous stars. The Broadway musical Funny Girl, starring Barbra Streisand, was based on her life. In this course, we will take an in-depth look not only at Fanny Brice, but also at the powerful icon who brought her life story to the Broadway stage, Barbra Streisand.