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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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Barbara Harris was originally supposed to play the role of Tessie Tura, but Bette Midler had her fired. See more
When Mama Rose interrupts the first audition and is talking to Uncle Jocko, the dog she is carrying switches arms between shots. See more
You really could have been something, Mother.
If I could have been, I would have been. And that's show business.
Referenced in Queer as Folk: Episode #2.11
Music by Jule Styne
Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Sung by Cynthia Gibb See more