The Unsung Woman Behind 'Funny Girl'
June 21, 2022
For Hey Alma:
Before there was Beanie, or even Barbra, there was Isobel.
Isobel Lennart was the unsung woman behind “Funny Girl.” She wrote the original story, the book for the Broadway musical and the screenplay for the film adaptation. She was an ambitious and funny Jewish woman whose best-known work was about an ambitious and funny Jewish woman, but her achievements have been virtually forgotten in musical theatre history.
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