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
My mother, who got me into this business, always told me, "Make them beg for more and then don't give it to them!" But I'm not my mother!
Music by Jule Styne
Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Sung by Bette Midler
and Peter Riegert See more