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Gypsy (1993)

Not Rated | | Biography, Comedy, Drama | TV Movie 12 December 1993
Based on the autobiography of Gypsy Rose Lee, this made-for-TV movie-previously a Broadway smash and a 1962 film-depicts the life and times of a stripper and her domineering mother.

Director:

Emile Ardolino

Writers:

Arthur Laurents (book), Gypsy Rose Lee (memoirs: "Gypsy, A Memoir")
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bette Midler ... Mama Rose
Peter Riegert ... Herbie
Cynthia Gibb ... Louise / Gypsy Rose Lee
Edward Asner ... Pop
Christine Ebersole ... Tessie Tura
Michael Jeter ... Mr. Goldstone
Andrea Martin ... Miss Cratchitt
Linda Hart ... Miss Mazeppa
Anna McNeely Anna McNeely ... Miss Electra
Jennifer Rae Beck ... June Hovick (adult)
Jeffrey Broadhurst Jeffrey Broadhurst ... Tulsa
Tony Shalhoub ... Uncle Jocko
Rachel Sweet ... Agnes
David Marciano
John LaMotta John LaMotta
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Based on the autobiography of Gypsy Rose Lee, this made-for-TV movie-previously a Broadway smash and a 1962 film-depicts the life and times of a stripper and her domineering mother.

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Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

12 December 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gypsy See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

RHI Entertainment See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Barbara Harris was originally supposed to play the role of Tessie Tura, but Bette Midler had her fired. See more »

Goofs

When Mama Rose interrupts the first audition and is talking to Uncle Jocko, the dog she is carrying switches arms between shots. See more »

Quotes

Gypsy: [to audience] My mother, who got me into this business, always told me, "Make them beg for more and then don't give it to them!" But I'm not my mother!
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Connections

Referenced in Scene Smoking: Cigarettes, Cinema & the Myth of Cool (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

You Gotta Get a Gimmick
Music by Jule Styne
Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Sung by Linda Hart, Anna McNeely and Christine Ebersole
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One of the Best...
15 December 2005 | by sschimelSee all my reviews

This is one of the best TV productions of a musical ever. I have heard the Merman cast album, the Angela Lansbury album, I have seen Tyne Daly live, and I've seen the Rosalind Russell movie countless times. I think Bette is if not the best, then tied with the best. She captures not just the bravura, but also the pathos of Mama Rose. I was never a Natalie Wood fan, so I really enjoyed Cynthia Gibb, in what is arguably her best role. Everything from the costumes to the sets to the supporting performances is wonderful. The three strippers, led by the always-dependable Christine Ebersole are hard to top. There was supposed to be a TV production of Mame a few years back, with Cher, but I think Bette would be the best bet (pun intended) for Auntie Mame.


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