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Fanny Brice

Fania Borach (October 29, 1891 – May 29, 1951), known professionally as Fanny Brice or Fannie Brice, was an American illustrated song model, 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. Thirteen years after her death, Brice was portrayed on the Broadway stage by Barbra Streisand in the 1964 musical Funny Girl; Streisand also starred in its 1968 film adaptation, for which she won an Oscar, and in the 1975 sequel, Funny Lady.

Birth and Death Data: Born October 29th, 1891 (Manhattan), Died May 29th, 1951 (Hollywood)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1912 - 1932

Roles Represented in DAHR: soprano vocal, speaker

Notes: Name sometimes appears as Fannie Brice.

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-25751 10-in. 11/8/1921 Second hand Rose Fanny Brice Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor BVE-25752 10-in. 12/20/1927 My man Fanny Brice Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor B-25752 10-in. 11/8/1921 My man Fanny Brice Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor B-25762 10-in. 11/15/1921 Oh, how I hate that fellow Nathan Fanny Brice Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor B-25763 10-in. 11/15/1921 Irish-Jewish jubilee Fanny Brice Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor B-25769 10-in. 11/18/1921 I'm an Indian Fanny Brice Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor B-26588 10-in. 7/13/1922 On the shores of the Rockaway Fanny Brice Female vocal solo, with violin and orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor B-26599 10-in. 7/13/1922 Becky is back in the ballet Fanny Brice Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor B-26800 10-in. 7/14/1922 The sheik of Avenue B Fanny Brice Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor BVE-41187 10-in. 12/20/1927 Mrs. Cohen at the beach Fanny Brice Comic monologue, with piano speaker  
Victor BVE-41190 10-in. 12/20/1927 The song of the sewing-machine Fanny Brice Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor BVE-41194 10-in. 12/21/1927 Mrs. Cohen at the beach Fanny Brice Comic monologue, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor BVE-41199 10-in. 12/22/1927 Is something the wrong with Otto Kahn Fanny Brice Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor BVE-41500 10-in. 12/22/1927 Pascha Fanny Brice Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor BVE-49260 10-in. 12/14/1928 If you want the rainbow (you must have the rain) Fanny Brice Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor BVE-49261 10-in. 12/14/1928 I'd rather be blue Fanny Brice Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor BVE-57995 10-in. 1/15/1930 When a woman loves a man Fanny Brice Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor BVE-57996 10-in. 1/15/1930 Cooking breakfast for the one I love Fanny Brice Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor FS-73546 14-in. 9/19/1932 Chevrolet's Big six of the air. Program no. 5 Fanny Brice Radio broadcast : Variety vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor FS-73547 14-in. 9/19/1932 Chevrolet's Big six of the air. Program no. 5 Fanny Brice Radio broadcast : Variety vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor [Trial 1912-07-16-05] Not documented 7/16/1912 [Unknown title(s)] Fanny Brice Female vocal solo vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor [Trial 1921-06-29-04] 10-in. 6/29/1921 Second hand Rose Fanny Brice Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor [Trial 1921-06-29-05] 10-in. 6/29/1921 Rose of Washington Square Fanny Brice Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor [Trial 1921-07-16-01] 12-in. 7/16/1921 Dying of Camille Fanny Brice ; Raymond Hitchcock ; A. Reilly Comic scene, unaccompanied speaker  
Victor [Trial 1921-09-16-01] 10-in. 9/16/1921 I'm an Indian Fanny Brice Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor [Trial 1921-09-16-02] 10-in. 9/16/1921 Oh, how I hate that fellow Nathan Fanny Brice Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor [Trial 1921-09-16-03] 10-in. 9/16/1921 A bone and a heel and a lassie Fanny Brice Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor [Trial 1921-09-16-04] 10-in. 9/16/1921 What I want to doodle do for you Fanny Brice Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor [Trial 1927-12-06-03] 10-in. 12/6/1927 Mrs. Cohen at the beach, part 1 Fanny Brice Comic monologue speaker  
Victor [Trial 1927-12-06-04] 10-in. 12/6/1927 Mrs. Cohen at the beach, part 2 Fanny Brice Comic monologue speaker  
Columbia 46427 10-in. 2/17/1916 I don't know whether to do it or not Fanny Brice Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia 46428 10-in. 2/17/1916 If we could only take her word Fanny Brice Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia 46429 10-in. 2/17/1916 If we could only take her word Fanny Brice Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia 46430 10-in. 2/17/1916 Becky is back in the ballet Fanny Brice Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia 31896 10-in. approximately 1913 Hello, honey Fanny Brice Female vocal solo vocalist, soprano vocal  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Brice, Fanny," accessed November 27, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104979.

Brice, Fanny. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 27, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104979.

"Brice, Fanny." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 27 November 2020.

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