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Gypsy -- One of most famous stage mothers of all time Rose Lee bursts on to the screen in this award-winning adaptation of the famous musical.
Gypsy -- Based on the Broadway hit about the life and times of burlesque dancer Gypsy Rose Lee and her aggressive stage mother, Mama Rose.
Gypsy -- The life of stripper Gypsy Rose Lee tells the bittersweet story about an aggressive stage mother as she vows to make her daughters into the star that she never was.

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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 & 6 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Everything's coming up roses because I CERTAINLY let it entertain me! See more (70 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)
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)
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Additional Details

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Runtime:
143 min
Country:
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 (MPAA rating: certificate #20206)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
In the film, the character of Herbie appears early as "Uncle Jocko". This doubling does not exist in the original musical but was done, presumably, to get Karl Malden on screen earlier.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:Here she is, boys! Here she is, world! Here's Rose!See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Fisher King (1991)See more »
Soundtrack:
Let Me Entertain YouSee more »

FAQ

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35 out of 43 people found the following review useful.
Everything's coming up roses because I CERTAINLY let it entertain me!, 25 March 2001
Author: Ashley (classicfilmbroad@aol.com) from North Carolina

I have LOVED this musical for about seven years... and seen both Roz & Bette's versions... now, I know most people prefer Bette... but I don't. I mean... I've read reviews where people said "Forget the '62 version... go rent Bette's!" Maybe I'm crazy... I mean, I adore Bette Midler to death, but I think Roz did a better job of actually PLAYING the part. Sure, she may not have the vocal talents of Midler and Merman... but who does?! She's more of what I imagined the real Rose Hovick to be... and she's just so... I don't know. The way she delivered her lines... it was perfection. She also made me feel just a tad sorry for Rose... now I never saw Ethel Merman play the part, but Bette never made me feel sorry for Rose. Roz does. And that's a great talent whenever you can play a part where you have people hating and yet, at the same time, feeling sorry for the character. She was absolutely brilliant in the part and I don't see how people cannot recognize this! I also enjoyed Karl Malden in the role of Herbie better than Peter Reigert (I believe that was his name). He brought such life to the role. And although Cynthia Gibb did a good job of playing Louise... Natalie Wood... I mean, who can top THAT? Natalie Wood was GREAT!!!! She was perfect as the sort of quiet, shy child that grew up into a glamorous queen of the striptease. Diane Pace who played Louise as a child did a FINE job too! Cute little girl. And then... Morgan Brittany (who is billed as Suzanne Cupito) and Ann Jillian as Baby and Dainty June... how awesome is that?! Who knew that Ann Jillian could SING? I sure didn't. Paul Wallace was awesome as Tulsa... lots of talent. It's a GREAT movie, even if it WAS a bit altered from the Broadway play... but hey, the play was a bit altered from the true life story so... what does it matter?! A GREAT MOVIE, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!!!

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