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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.
Did You Know?
The original Broadway production of "Gypsy" opened at the Broadway Theater on May 21, 1959 and ran for 702 performances starring Ethel Merman
and Jack Klugman
. "Gypsy" was nominated for the 1960 Tony Award for the Best Musical. See more
In the final scene, Mama Rose opens the top of her dress, revealing the top of her bra; however, when Gypsy comes out and talks to her, the dress is closed again. See more
Some men have called me an ecdysiast. Do you know what that means? An ecdysiast is one who, or that which, sheds it's skin. In vulgar parlance, a stripper. But I'm not a stripper. At these prices, I'm an ecdysiast!
Referenced in Queer as Folk: Episode #2.11
"Everything's Coming Up Roses"
Music by Jule Styne
Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Sung by Bette Midler See more