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FUNNY GIRL
January 24, 2015  | By David Bianculli

TCM, 10:15 p.m. ET

 

Very young TV viewers may recognize this as the musical in which Lea Michele’s Rachel, on Glee, was starring in a Broadway revival.  But no, this is the 1968 movie version of the musical which, like this film, showcased Barbra Streisand as Ziegfeld comedy star Fanny Brice. Co-stars include Omar Sharif, Anne Francis and, as Mrs. Strakosh, Mae Questel. I note that because, though her name may not be familiar, her voice certainly is: in vintage cartoons, she provided the voices of two female characters who couldn’t be more dissimilar: Olive Oyl and Betty Boop.

 
 
 
 
 
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