Fanny Brice Net Worth

We sure love our actresses. Fanny Brice is no exception. As an Actress, Soundtrack from New York City, New York, U.S.. Born on October 29, 1891 into the family of unknown Lew Brice, this American woman is famous for her many roles on large and small movies as well as TV. Standing at 5′ 6″ (1.68 m), Fanny Brice studied and graduated from unknown. The actress’ family is comprised of her spouse Julius “Nicky” Arnstein, kids William, Frances. As most of famous actresses, Fanny Brice has amassed a large net worth with a lot of money under her name. Successful box office hits and terrific performances on the small and large screen have earned this woman tons of accolades and recognition across the board. So, what about numbers? Her net worth is calculated to be $10 Million.

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Structural info

  • Full Name: Fanny Brice
  • Net Worth: $10 Million
  • Date Of Birth: October 29, 1891
  • Died: 1951-05-29
  • Place Of Birth: New York City, New York, U.S.
  • Height: 5′ 6″ (1.68 m)
  • Profession: Actress, Soundtrack
  • Nationality: American
  • Spouse: Julius “Nicky” Arnstein
  • Children: William, Frances
  • Siblings: Lew Brice
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  • Awards: Grammy Hall of Fame
  • Movies: Ziegfeld Follies, Everybody Sing, Be Yourself!, My Man


  • You give the audience everything you need. They tell you. There is no director who can direct you like an audience. You step out on the stage and you can feel it is a nervous audience. So you calm them down. I come out before an audience and maybe my house burned down an hour ago, maybe my husband stayed out all night, but I stand there. I’m still. I don’t move. I wait for the introduction. Maybe I cough. Maybe I touch myself. But before I do anything, I got them with me, right there in my hand and comfortable. That’s my job, to make the comfortable, because if they wanted to be nervous, they could have stayed home and added their bills.
  • There is no thrill more wonderful than that which comes with the feel of a friendly audience, and it is a thrill that comes more than once in a lifetime. It is subconscious but powerful, much like sensing the presence of a friend in the darkness. An audience reflects an actor’s attitude as faithfully as a mirror. If he is relaxed and sure of himself his audience gives him its heart. But if he feels fear or works too hard for his effects there is thrown over the house the chill of discomfort.
  • [on Esther Williams] Wet, she’s a star. Dry, she ain’t.
  • [summing up her career] Listen, kid. I’ve done everything in theatre except marry a property man. I’ve been a soubrette in burlesque and I’ve accompanied stereopticon slides. I’ve acted for Belasco [David Belasco] and I’ve laid ’em out in rows at the Palace. I’ve doubled as an alligator; I’ve worked for the Schuberts; and I’ve been joined to Billy Rose in the holy bonds. I’ve painted the house boards and I’ve sold tickets and I’ve been fired by George M. Cohan. I’ve played in London before the king and in Oil City before miners with lanterns in their caps.
  • I am not sorry. I will tell anybody that, and it is the truth. I lived the way I wanted and never did what people said I should do or advised me to do. And I want my children to do the same. 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?
  • With Nick Arnstein, I was miserably happy. With Billy Rose, I was happily miserable.
  • Men always fall for frigid women because they put on the best show.


  • Became pregnant by her future husband Nick Arnstein prior to his divorce and their 1919 marriage, but she had an abortion.
  • Was a staunch liberal Democrat.
  • Was three months pregnant with her son William when she ended her run on the Broadway production of “Ziegfeld Follies of 1920”.
  • Returned to work two months after giving birth to her son William in order to begin performing on the Broadway production of “Ziegfeld Follies of 1921”.
  • Returned to work two months after giving birth to her daughter Frances in order to begin performing on the Broadway production of “Ziegfeld Midnight Frolic”.
  • Profiled in the book “Funny Ladies: 100 Years of Great Comediennes” by Stephen M. Silverman (1999).
  • She was awarded 2 Stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Motion Pictures at 6415 Hollywood Boulevard; and for Radio at 1500 Vine Street in Hollywood, California.
  • (12/31/37) Radio: Appeared in MGM production of “Good News of 1938” on NBC Network. Also in cast: ‘Myrna Loy’, James Stewart, Wallace Beery, Bruce Cabot, Frank Morgan, Freda Starr, Gilbert Russell, Judy Garland, Dennis O’Keefe, Lewis Stone, Guy Kibbee and Cliff Edwards.
  • Dropped out of school after the eighth grade to work in a burlesque revue, “The Girls from Happy Land Starring Billy Watson”.
  • The birth name of her second husband, better known as Nick Arnstein, was actually Jules W. Arndt Stein.
  • Following the death of her daughter Frances, she was reinterred at Westwood Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles, California.
  • Following her death, she was interred in the Chapel Mausoleum at the Home of Peace Cemetery in Los Angeles, California.
  • Children with Arnstein: Frances (August 12, 1919-May 31, 1992) and famed abstract artist/painter William (April 23, 1921-March 3, 2008). Mother-in-law of Ray Stark.
  • Biography in: “Who’s Who in Comedy” by Ronald L. Smith, pg. 60-61. New York: Facts on File, 1992. ISBN 0816023387
  • Barbra Streisand played her in the musical Funny Girl (1968) and the sequel Funny Lady (1975).
  • Believed that pearls should not be taken off and needed to be lived in and so she would sleep in hers at night.
  • Pictured on one of five 29¢ US commemorative postage stamps celebrating famous comedians, issued in booklet form 29 August 1991. The stamp designs were drawn by caricaturist Al Hirschfeld. The other comedians honored in the set are Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy; Edgar Bergen (with alter ego Charlie McCarthy); Jack Benny; and Bud Abbott and Lou Costello.
  • Starred in the widely popular 1940s’ US radio comedy series as its title character, “Baby Snooks”.
  • Starred in every Ziegfeld Follies on Broadway from 1910 until 1936.


Title Year Status Character
The Popsicle Parade of Stars 1950 TV Series Baby Snooks
Ziegfeld Follies 1945 Norma Edelman (‘A Sweepstakes Ticket’)
Everybody Sing 1938 Olga Chekaloff
The Great Ziegfeld 1936 Fannie Brice (as Fannie Brice)
Crime Without Passion 1934 Extra in hotel lobby (uncredited)
The Man from Blankley’s 1930
Be Yourself! 1930 Fannie Field (as Fannie Brice)
My Man 1928 Fannie Brand
Title Year Status Character
Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History – The 1920s: The Dawn of the Hollywood Musical 2008 Video documentary performer: “Unidentified Song”, “My Man” – uncredited
Cold Case 2006 TV Series performer – 1 episode
American Masters 1997 TV Series documentary performer – 1 episode
Everybody Sing 1938 performer: “Quainty, Dainty Me” 1937, “Snooks Why? – Because!” 1937, “Finale” uncredited
The Great Ziegfeld 1936 performer: “Yiddle on Your Fiddle” 1910 uncredited, “Queen of the Jungle” 1936 uncredited, “My Man”
Be Yourself! 1930 performer: “When a Man Loves a Woman” 1930, “Cookin’ Breakfast for the One I Love” 1930, “Is There Something the Matter with Otto Kahn?” 1930, “Kickin a Hole in the Sky” 1930, “It’s Gorgeous to Be Graceful” 1930 – uncredited
My Man 1928 performer: “I’d Rather Be Blue Over You”, “My Man”, “Second Hand Rose”, “If You Want the Rainbow You Must Have the Rain”, “I’m an Indian”, “I Was a Floradora Baby” – uncredited
Title Year Status Character
Hollywood Goes to Town 1938 Short documentary Herself
Night Club 1929/I Short Herself
Archive Footage
Title Year Status Character
The Panic Is On: The Great American Depression as Seen by the Common Man 2009 Documentary Herself – Singer (segment “Knitting Sweaters for the Unemployed”)
Making Trouble 2007 Documentary Herself
Great Performances 2003-2005 TV Series Herself
Broadway: The American Musical 2004 TV Mini-Series documentary
American Masters 1997 TV Series documentary Herself
The Great Standups 1984 TV Movie documentary Herself
Almonds and Raisins 1984 Documentary Herself
Zelig 1983 Herself (uncredited)
Bob Hope’s World of Comedy 1976 TV Movie Tribute Montage
Brother Can You Spare a Dime 1975 Documentary Herself
The Great Radio Comedians 1972 TV Movie documentary Fanny Brice
Hollywood Without Make-Up 1963 Documentary Herself
The DuPont Show of the Week 1961 TV Series Herself
The Twentieth Century 1961 TV Series documentary Herself
Screen Snapshots: Hollywood Small Fry 1956 Short Herself (as Baby Snooks)
The Story of Will Rogers 1952 Fanny Brice (uncredited)
Paramount Headliner: Broadway Highlights No. 1 1935 Short Film Clip Character


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