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Gypsy -- The life of stripper Gypsy Rose Lee tells the bittersweet story about anaggressive stage mother as she vows to make her daughters into the star that she never was.
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 (based upon the stage play: book by)
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 & 7 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Rose! Rose! See more (71 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)

Directed by
Mervyn LeRoy 
 
Writing credits
Arthur Laurents (based upon the stage play: 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
Gene Hibbs .... makeup artist: Miss Russell
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
George 'Red' Callender .... musician: alto sax (uncredited)
Frank Capp .... musician: drums (uncredited)
Lisa Kirk .... singing voice: Rosalind Russell (uncredited)
Cubby O'Brien .... musician: drums (uncredited)
Emil Richards .... musician: percussion (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Leland Hayward .... based upon the stage play produced by
David Merrick .... based upon the stage play produced by
Jerome Robbins .... based upon the stage play choreographed by
Jerome Robbins .... based upon the stage play directed by
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)
DistributorsOther Companies
  • United Artists Television  courtesy of ("The Gold Diggers" © 1923 Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc. All Rights Reserved.) (as United Artists Associated) (uncredited)
  • United Artists Television  courtesy of ("Tiger Rose" © 1923 Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc. All Rights Reserved.) (as United Artists Associated) (uncredited)
  • United Artists Television  courtesy of ("Why Girls Leave Home" © 1921 Warner Brothers. All Rights Reserved.) (as United Artists Associated) (uncredited)

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:
Argentina:Atp | 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 (MPAA rating: certificate #20206) | West Germany:18 (nf) (heavily cut)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Ann-Margret was the first choice to play Gypsy Rose Lee.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Rose gets mad about Grandzigar's offer, and she says, "My sense of motherhood comes first", she makes a fist and puts it on her hip. However, when Herbie says, "Then you gotta see this is right," Rose's hand is back down, and on the contract.See more »
Quotes:
Tessie Tura:But take it from me, to be a stripper, all you need to have is no talent.
Mazeppa:You'll pardon me, but to have no talent is not enough. What you need to have is an idea that makes your strip special.
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Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
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FAQ

How much sex, violence, and profanity are in this movie?
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Does Natalie Wood do her own singing?
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20 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
Rose! Rose!, 11 December 2003
Author: didi-5 from United Kingdom

This enjoyable class act has Natalie Wood as Gypsy Rose Lee and Rosalind Russell as her overbearing mother Rose. And they are both terrific. Ok, so Russell isn't Ethel Merman and the OBC has that bit of an edge where the songs are concerned, but as an actress she is great in this role, especially in the scenes where June and Louise (Gypsy-to-be) are auditioning and she constantly interrupts; and in the Mr Goldstone number.

Natalie Wood looks the part and gives Louise a sympathetic edge, particularly in 'Little Lamb'. The best musical numbers of the lot though are Tulsa's song and dance number rehearsing his imaginary double act, and the truly brilliant 'You Gotta Have a Gimmick'. It is also a joy to see Karl Malden in a nice supporting role as Rose's long suffering beau Herbie.

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