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  1. A couple of observations about today's discussion about the film of Funny Girl: How did William Wyler deal with Barbra's diva demands -- he turned off his hearing aids and let her rant. Then did what he wanted. Yes, this was Wyler first musical, but he actually had begun The Sound of Music before disagreements with the producers led to his existing the project. On the Gypsy segment, they very much neglected composer Jule Styne. This time nary a mention of lyricist Bob Merrill. Without Bob, "People" would just be a pretty melody. Barbra Streisand did not win a Tony for Funny Girl (in fact, she lost both times she was up for a competitive Tony). She lost to Carol Channing for Hello, Dolly! which is why she campaigned for the film role of Dolly Levi. Barbra's revenge.
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