Yes, that was the star of the Ziegfeld Follies and one of the biggest radio hits of all time, Baby Snooks, Fanny Brice, pictured yesterday.

That great candid, taken by our pal Donald Gordon back in the early 1940s, shows Brice off screen.

She only made a handful of films. None notable, but at least she is captured on film for us to enjoy today. See her in 1938’s Everybody Sing, the MGM musical starring Judy Garland. Brice portrays a comic Russian maid competing for attention in a kooky musical family.

She was immortalized, of course, by the musical Funny Girl, so most people today think of Barbra Streisand when they think of Fanny Brice.

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