This Day in Jewish History, 1938 Not Funny: Billy Rose and Fanny Brice Divorce

Theirs had been the celebrity wedding that birthed 'Funny Lady,' the sequel to 'Funny Girl' – both portraying the turbulent private life of Fanny Brice

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On October 27, 1938, entertainer Fanny Brice and lyricist and impresario Billy Rose got divorced. That ended a marriage that had begun nine years earlier with a well-publicized ceremony at New York City Hall,...