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Illustrator Al Hirschfeld dies at the age of 99
NYP2003012019 - NEW YORK, Jan. 20 (UPI)--Illustrator Al Hirschfeld's 1964 caricature of Barbra Streisand who protrayed Fanny Brice is juxtaposed with a 1910 photograph of the late comedienne. Hirschfeld, reknown for his caricatures of theatre and film performers, died on Jan. 20, 2003 at the age of 99 in New York City. Hirschfeld enjoyed hiding the name of his daughter, Nina, within his famous caricatures. jg/ep/ UPI
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Fanny Brice (October 29, 1891 – May 29, 1951) was a popular and influential American illustrated song "model," comedienne, singer, theatre and film actress, who made many stage, radio and film appearances and is known as the creator and star of the top-rated radio comedy series, The Baby Snooks Show. Thirteen years after her death, she was portrayed on the Broadway stage by Barbra Streisand in the musical Funny Girl and its 1968 film adaptation.

Fanny Brice (occasionally spelled Fannie Brice) was the stage name of Fania Borach, born in New York City, the third child of relatively well-off saloon owners of Hungarian Jewish descent. In 1908, Brice dropped out of school to work in a burlesque revue, and two years later she began her association with Florenz Ziegfeld, headlining his Ziegfeld Follies from 1910 to 1911. She was hired again in 1921 and performed in them into the 1930's. In the 1921 Follies, she was featured singing "My Man" which became both a big hit and her signature song. She made a popular recording of it for Victor Records.

The second song most associated with Brice is "Second Hand Rose," which she introduced in the Ziegfeld Follies of 1921.

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