A double bill of films detailing the life of musical comedienne Fanny Brice. In 'Funny Girl', Fanny (Barbra Streisand) is an aspiring star living in New York in the early 1900s. She has the chance to realize her ambition when she meets playboy Nick Arnstein (Omar Sharif), who introduces her to Florenz Ziegfeld (Walter Pidgeon). When Ziegfeld puts Fanny in his Follies, she becomes an instant hit. However, marriage to Nick is not a bed of roses. In the sequel, 'Funny Lady', it is the 1930s, and Fanny is now over Nick. She is due to wed impresario Billy Rose (James Caan), but the union proves to be a tempestuous one. Although Billy provides Fanny with several hit songs, she soon tires of his womanising.