Fania Borach, known professionally as Fanny Brice, was a popular and influential American comedienne, singer, theatre and film actress, who was born on 29 October 1891.
Before becoming a film star, she was an illustrated song model, i.e. she appeared on the still images used to illustrate song lyrics and to accompany live performers in different venues.
She died in 1951 and thirteen years after her death, she was portrayed in the Broadway musical “Funny Girl”, produced by her son-in-law and starring Barbra Streisand.
It was adapted into a film in 1968 for which Streisand, who had reprised her Broadway role, won an Academy Award for Best Actress.
Her first comment when handed the Oscar statuette was to look at it and say “Hello, gorgeous”, which are the first words she utters in the film.
Fanny Brice Quotes 🔵 “Let the world know you as you are, not as you think you should be, because sooner or later, if you are posing, you will forget the pose, and then where are you?” 🔵 “Without love it is like having a good song without an audience.” 🔵 “I’m a bad woman, but I’m damn good company.” 🔵 “Any woman who can’t say a four-letter word sometimes is deceitful.” 🔵 “Personal beauty is a greater recommendation than any letter of reference.” 🔵 “Men always fall for frigid women because they put on the best show.”
🔴 “Lascia che il mondo ti conosca per come sei, non per come pensi di dover essere, perché prima o poi, se stai posando, dimenticherai la posa, e allora come andrà a finire?”
🔴 “Se non c’è l’amore è come avere una bella canzone ma senza pubblico.”
🔴 “Sono una donna cattiva, ma sono davvero un’ottima compagnia.”
🔴 “Ogni donna che non sa dire a volte una parolaccia è menzognera.”
🔴 “La bellezza personale è una raccomandazione superiore a qualsiasi lettera di referenze.”
🔴 “Gli uomini si innamorano sempre delle donne frigide perché loro sanno inscenare lo spettacolo migliore “.