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'Imaginary Friends': A play about enemies

NEW YORK, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- "Imaginary Friends," screenwriter Nora Ephron's first play, is about America's last sensational literary feud between Lillian Hellman and Mary McCarthy.

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, Oct. 29, the 302nd day of 2002 with 63 to follow.
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Sophie Tucker recalled in one-woman show

NEW YORK, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- The first sleeper of the theater season is a one-woman show, "Red Hot Mama," that recreates the bigger-than-life entertainment star Sophie Tucker whose 60-year

Hollywood legend Milton Berle dies at 93

LOS ANGELES, March 27 (UPI) -- Legendary comedian Milton Berle -- known to fans as "Uncle Miltie" and "Mr. Television" since his pioneering days as a network TV performer -- died Wednesday. H
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

The Almanac

Today is Monday, Oct. 29, the 302nd day of 2001 with 63 to follow.
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Fanny Brice
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

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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