Funny Girl is a 1968 American biographical romantic musical comedy-drama film directed by William Wyler. The screenplay by Isobel Lennart was adapted from her book for the stage musical of the same title. It is loosely based on the life and career of Broadway and film star and comedian Fanny Brice and her stormy relationship with entrepreneur and gambler Nicky Arnstein.Produced by Brice’s son-in-law, Ray Stark, with music and lyrics by Jule Styne and Bob Merrill, the film stars Barbra Streisand (in her film debut reprising her Broadway role) as Brice and Omar Sharif as Arnstein, with a supporting cast featuring Kay Medford, Anne Francis, Walter Pidgeon, Lee Allen, and Mae Questel. It was the first film by Stark’s company Rastar.
Genre: Biography , Comedy , Drama Rating: 7.6/10 Release on: 19 September 1968 (USA) Director: William Wyler Writers: Isobel Lennart (based on the musical play by), Isobel Lennart (screenplay by) Stars: Barbra Streisand, Omar Sharif, Kay Medford