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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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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A Trajetória do Sucesso  »

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Ten minutes longer than the 1962 movie, this version is closer to the 1959 Broadway production. See more »

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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 »

Quotes

Louise: You really could have been something, Mother.
Rose: If I could have been, I would have been. And that's show business.
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Remake of Gypsy (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

Dainty June and Her Farmboys
Music by Jule Styne
Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Sung by Jennifer Rae Beck, Cynthia Gibb and Ensemble
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Bette Midler IS Mama Rose
23 June 2006 | by (Oakland, CA) – See all my reviews

This is easily one of my favorite musicals of all time. Bette Midler comes as close to real magic on screen as anyone has in her turn as Gypsy Lee's blustery, bosomy, brave and very scary mother. She evokes a sense of desperation that is at times both comic and tragic but always genuine and quite beautiful. Such charm and grit she is indeed a pioneer woman without a frontier. That frontier is discovered for the children. Who in turn must forge their own in a world ruled by their domineering mother.

This particular version is, as I understand it, in it's entirety including the brilliant choreography of Jerome Robbins, as well as the original stage directions.


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