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Lainie Kazan | Jlife

When you are a young Jewish girl growing up it is basically essential that you watch Funny Girl. I’m not ashamed to admit that my VHS tape was on repeat for most of my childhood, and then once again in college, on a DVD this time. So for me, to be speaking with someone who actually got to perform in the title role of Fanny Brice on Broadway, feels like I had just died and gone to heaven. Then to find out that she was the understudy to the one and only Barbara Streisand?