Barbra Streisand's debut film won her the Academy Award for her performance as singer-comediene, Fanny Brice. Nominated for seven other awards, this classic musical film contrasts Fanny's onstage antics with her offstage romance with dashing gambler, Nicky Arnstein (Omar Shariff).
Flo Ziegfeld's midway attraction isn't drawing flies. "How's business, Ziggy?" a rival taunts. This winner of three Academy Awards including Best Picture provides the career-chronicling answer. Florenz Ziegfeld Jr.'s business was good (with Broadway's legendary Follies and more), bad (including times the showman could scarcely rub two nickels together) and rarely lacking optimistic excess.
On the day before Easter in 1911, Don Hewes is crushed when his dancing partner (and object of affection) Nadine Hale refuses to start a new contract with him. To prove Nadine's not important to him, Don acquires innocent new protegee Hannah Brown, vowing to make her a star in time for next year's Easter parade.
Barbara Streisand is a knockout as Dolly Levi, and Hello, Dolly!, is the blockbuster musical you'll want to see her in again and again. The famed plot involves Dolly, a young widow and professional matchmaker who sets her sights, and whatever else she can muster, on conquering tight-fisted Yonkers merchant, Horace Vandergeider, beautifully played by Walter Matthau.
This lush musical features the masterful talents of singing superstar Barbra Streisand. Chain-smoking kooky Daisy (Streisand) consults psychiatrist Chabot (Yves Montand) to help her stop smoking. Chabot is astonished to learn she has amazing ESP powers, and that under hypnosis she reveals her former life as Melinda, an 1840 English coquette. The romantic complications of the triangle become involved as Chabot falls in love with the elusive Melinda and Daisy falls in love with Chabot. All ends well when Daisy informs Chabot they will meet again in 2038.