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Gypsy -- Based on the Broadway hit about the life and times of burlesque dancer Gypsy Rose Lee and her aggressive stage mother, Mama Rose.

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Director:
Writers:
Arthur Laurents (book)
Gypsy Rose Lee (from the memoirs of)
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Release Date:
1 November 1962 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
Let this tuneful Broadway classic entertain you. See more »
Plot:
Based on the Broadway hit about the life and times of burlesque dancer Gypsy Rose Lee and her aggressive stage mother, Mama Rose. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 4 wins & 6 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A wonderful film. See more (69 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Rosalind Russell ... Rose Hovick

Natalie Wood ... Louise Hovick

Karl Malden ... Herbie Sommers

Paul Wallace ... Tulsa
Betty Bruce ... Tessie Tura

Parley Baer ... Mr. Kringelein
Harry Shannon ... Grandpa

Morgan Brittany ... 'Baby' June (as Suzanne Cupito)

Ann Jillian ... 'Dainty' June (as Ann Jilliann)
Diane Pace ... 'Baby' Louise
Faith Dane ... Mazeppa
Roxanne Arlen ... Electra
Jean Willes ... Betty Cratchitt
George Petrie ... George
Ben Lessy ... Mervyn Goldstone
Guy Raymond ... Pastey
Louis Quinn ... Cigar
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Trudi Ames ... Scottish Girl in Uncle Jocko Scene (uncredited)
Renee Aubry ... Hollywood Blonde (uncredited)
Josette Banzet ... Renee (uncredited)

Jack Benny ... Jack Benny (uncredited)
Gail Bonney ... Stage Mother (uncredited)
Bella Bruck ... Stage Mother (uncredited)
Shirley Chandler ... Hollywood Blonde (uncredited)
Dina Claire ... Dolores (uncredited)
Mike Cody ... Farmboy (uncredited)
Fred Curt ... Specialty Dancer - The Cow (uncredited)
Jules Davis ... Stagehand (uncredited)
Marcel De la Brosse ... Monsieur Bourgeron Couchon (uncredited)
William Fawcett ... Mr. Willis (uncredited)
Dick Foster ... Farmboy (uncredited)
Eddie Foster ... Wichita Burlesque Audience Member (uncredited)
Ben Frommer ... Wichita Audience Member (uncredited)
H.W. Gim ... Waiter (uncredited)
Ralph Hart ... Farmboy (uncredited)
Teri Hope ... Hollywood Blonde (uncredited)
Jim Hubbard ... Farmboy (uncredited)
Thomas E. Jackson ... Station Master (uncredited)
Dee Ann Johnston ... Hollywood Blonde (uncredited)
Frances Karath ... Hollywood Blonde (uncredited)
Lisa Kirk ... Rose Hovick (singing voice) (uncredited)

Harvey Korman ... Phil (uncredited)
Dawn Little Sky ... Indian Mother (uncredited)
Danny Lockin ... Yonkers Farm Boy (uncredited)
Robert Lyons ... Clarence the Clarinetist (uncredited)
Jeff Malloy ... Farmboy (uncredited)
Paula Martin ... Hollywood Blonde (uncredited)
Bert Michaels ... Yonkers (uncredited)
James Millhollin ... Mr. Beckman (uncredited)
John Moloney ... Comic (uncredited)
Cubby O'Brien ... Boy Juggler (uncredited)
Renee Paul ... Dancer (uncredited)
Adelina Pedroza ... Mexican Girl (uncredited)
Jeff Pevney ... Newsboy (uncredited)
Robert Piper ... Specialty Dancer - The Cow (uncredited)
Beulah Quo ... Waitress (uncredited)
Robert Richards ... Ventrioloquist (uncredited)
Lois Roberts ... Agnes (uncredited)
Cleo Ronson ... Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Pearl Shear ... Stage Mother (uncredited)
Hazel Shermet ... Stage Mother (uncredited)
Jule Styne ... Conductor (uncredited)
Frank Sully ... Wichita Burlesque Audience Member (uncredited)
Julie Thompson ... Hawaiian Girl (uncredited)
Ian Tucker ... Angie (uncredited)
Herb Vigran ... Announcer at Minsky's (voice) (uncredited)
Bo Wagner ... Farm Boy (uncredited)
Rusty Wescoatt ... Stagehand (uncredited)
Dick Winslow ... Burlesque House Orchestra Leader (uncredited)
Clint Young ... Western Union Man (uncredited)
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Directed by
Mervyn LeRoy 
 
Writing credits
Arthur Laurents (book by)

Gypsy Rose Lee (from the memoirs of)

Leonard Spigelgass (screenplay)

Produced by
Mervyn LeRoy .... producer
 
Original Music by
Jule Styne 
 
Cinematography by
Harry Stradling Sr. (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Philip W. Anderson 
 
Art Direction by
John Beckman 
 
Set Decoration by
Ralph S. Hurst 
 
Costume Design by
Orry-Kelly (costumes designed by)
Howard Shoup (uncredited)
 
Makeup Department
Gordon Bau .... makeup supervisor
Sydney Guilaroff .... hair styles creator: Miss Wood's
Gene Hibbs .... makeup: Miss Russell's
Jean Burt Reilly .... supervising hair stylist
 
Production Management
Floyd Joyer .... unit manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gil Kissel .... assistant director
Mecca Graham .... assistant director (uncredited)
Gregg Peters .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Pat Patterson .... props (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
M.A. Merrick .... sound
Dolph Thomas .... sound
William Thompson .... boom operator (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
J.B. Allen .... camera assistant (uncredited)
Frank Flanagan .... gaffer (uncredited)
George Gall .... camera assistant (uncredited)
Charles Harris .... chief grip (uncredited)
William Perillard .... best boy (uncredited)
Harry Stradling Jr. .... camera operator (uncredited)
Clyde Taylor .... gaffer (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Bill Gaskin .... assistant costume designer (uncredited)
Joan Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
John F. Burnett .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Carl Brandt .... orchestrator
Frank Perkins .... conductor
Frank Perkins .... music supervisor
Frank Perkins .... orchestrator
Stephen Sondheim .... lyrics by
Cubby O'Brien .... musician: drums (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Leland Hayward .... producer: stage play
David Merrick .... producer: stage play
Jerome Robbins .... choreographer: stage play
Jerome Robbins .... director: stage play
Robert Tucker .... choreographer
Robert E. Blair .... dog trainer (uncredited)
Ruth Bridges .... secretary: Mr. LeRoy (uncredited)
Wayne Fitzgerald .... title designer (uncredited)
Erika Wernher .... script supervisor (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


Production Companies
  • Warner Bros. (presents) (as Warner Bros. Pictures) (as A Warner Bros. First National Picture also)
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Additional Details

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Runtime:
143 min
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Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.20 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
6-Track Stereo (70 mm prints) | 4-Track Stereo (RCA Sound Recording)
Certification:
Australia:G | Australia:PG (TV rating) | Canada:PG (Ontario) | Finland:S | Sweden:11 | UK:A | UK:PG (tv rating) | UK:PG (video) (1998) (2012) | USA:TV-PG | USA:Approved (certificate #20206)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The real Gypsy Rose Lee visited the set and gave Natalie Wood some tips on her stripping routines.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Towards the end of the movie, before the men enter Gypsy's dressing room, she is standing in front of a mirror. When she greets the men, there is suddenly a red ribbon around her hair.See more »
Quotes:
Rose Hovick:Nothing is better than vaudeville!See more »
Soundtrack:
Dainty June and Her FarmboysSee more »

FAQ

What became of Baby June?
Does Natalie Wood do her own singing?
Is 'Gypsy' based on a book?
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13 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
A wonderful film., 10 November 2001
Author: rockycows from Texas

This is a great film. It is not an exact duplicate of the stage show, but what movie musical is? Funny Girl on film is not the same as Funny Girl on stage, but both are very entertaining. The same is true here.

Rosilind Russell shows us the shades of a character that is very complex. She didn't do her own singing, but, so what? She did a great job of performing during the songs, and her overall performance throughout the movie is wonderful. She is not Bette Midler, but who is? For that matter, if you listen to the multiple versions of the cast albums and soundtracks, I am not sure you wouldn't find Angela Lansbury's performance the best one out there.

The rest of the cast is also wonderful to watch. To this day, I cannot watch Natalie Wood in the "Little Lamb" number without tears coming to my eyes. Her interpretation of a lost little girl who always plays second fiddle and doesn't even know how old she is always gets to me. And the duet "If Momma Was Married", with Ann Jillian, is a memorable number. For those who didn't know Ann Jillian could sing, she has played on Broadway for years, most notably in "Sugar Babies".

I think we all can appreciate the fact that this is a version which can be loved on its own, while still having a similar degree of affection for the 1993 version.

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