Funny Face (1927 song)

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"Funny Face"
Song
Written 1927
Composer(s) George Gershwin
Lyricist(s) Ira Gershwin

"Funny Face" is a 1927 song composed by George Gershwin, with lyrics by Ira Gershwin.

It was the title song of Funny Face, where it was introduced by Fred Astaire, and his sister, Adele.

In the 1957 cinematic version of Funny Face, Fred Astaire's character was loosely based on the career of Richard Avedon, who provided a number of the photographs seen in the film, including its most famous single image: an intentionally overexposed close-up of Hepburn's face in which only her famous features—her eyes, her eyebrows, and her mouth—are visible. (This image is seen during the "Funny Face" musical number, which takes place in a darkroom).

Barbra Streisand performed several lines of this song in her "Color Me Barbra Medley".

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