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Gypsy -- Tony Award winning musical of one of most famous stage mothers of all time comes to life in this award winning adaptation. Based on true-life story of gypsy Rose Lee, the famous striptease artist.


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12 December 1993 (USA) See more »
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. | Add synopsis »
Won Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 18 nominations See more »
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Directed by
Emile Ardolino 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Arthur Laurents  play
Gypsy Rose Lee  book "Gypsy, A Memoir" (uncredited)

Produced by
Emile Ardolino .... producer
Bonnie Bruckheimer .... executive producer
Cindy Gilmore .... producer
Robert Halmi Sr. .... executive producer
Neil Meron .... executive producer
Bob Weber .... associate producer
Craig Zadan .... executive producer
Cinematography by
Ralf D. Bode 
Film Editing by
L. James Langlois 
William Reynolds 
Casting by
Stuart Howard 
Howard Meltzer 
David Rubin 
Production Design by
Jackson De Govia 
Art Direction by
John R. Jensen 
Set Decoration by
K.C. Fox 
Costume Design by
Bob Mackie 
Makeup Department
Hazel Catmull .... hair stylist: Ms. Midler
Eugenia Weston .... makeup artist: Ms. Midler
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Elena Santaballa .... dga trainee
Ellen H. Schwartz .... first assistant director
Art Department
William Apperson .... general construction foreman
Christopher Carlson .... assistant propmaster
Richard Bryan Douglas .... construction foreman
Trish Gallaher Glenn .... property master (as Trisha B Gallaher)
Stuart John .... construction coordinator
Jeffrey Kushon .... props
Douglas McKay .... gang boss
James Passanante .... paint supervisor
David James Shephard .... propmaker foreman
Sheri Watson .... set decoration buyer
Sound Department
Joe Bennett .... foley walker
Stuart Calderon .... sound editor
Tim Chilton .... foley artist
Tim Chilton .... foley walker
Bob Costanza .... sound editor
Rick Crampton .... sound editor
Mike Dickeson .... sound editor
David C. Eichhorn .... sound editor
J. Michael Hooser .... supervising adr editor
Gary Macheel .... sound editor
Joseph Malone .... foley walker
Matthew McFadden .... boom operator
Sharon Michaels .... foley walker
Peggy Names .... sound utility
David M. Ronne .... sound mixer
Jill Schachne .... foley walker
Robert Schaper .... sound re-recording mixer
Greg Schorer .... supervising sound editor
Gary Shinkle .... sound editor
Mark Steele .... sound editor
Richard S. Steele .... sound editor
Tim Terusa .... adr editor
Rusty Tinsley .... sound editor
Camera and Electrical Department
Mitchell Amundsen .... camera operator
Dave Anderberg .... grip
Paul Bode .... second assistant camera
Tim Collins .... grip
Matthew Dorsey .... rigging electrician
David Dubois .... gaffer
Jimmy E. Jensen .... first assistant:
Richard Scarpone .... video assist operator
Philip Sloan .... key grip
Jeff Zucker .... gaffer
Jeff Zucker .... rigging gaffer
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Susan Roberts .... set costumer
Matthew Van Dyne .... set costumer (1993)
Music Department
Sally Boldt .... music editor
Christine Cholvin .... assistant music editor
Robert Ginzler .... orchestrator
Scott Grusin .... music editor
Chris Ledesma .... music editor
Michael Rafter .... musical director
Sid Ramin .... orchestrator
Gary Raymond .... music playback mixer
Robert Schaper .... supervising music engineer
Marie Snyder .... music supervisor
Curt Sobel .... music producer
Stephen Sondheim .... lyrics by
Transportation Department
Brita McCollough .... driver
Brenda Ryan .... driver
Other crew
Andy Fickman .... production executive
Carolyn Hagan .... production office coordinator
June Jordan .... stand-in
Douglas McKay .... local gang boss
Jerome Robbins .... choreographer

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Spain:136 min | UK:142 min | Argentina:138 min | USA:153 min
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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 »
Continuity: When Mama Rose interrupts the first audition and is talking to Uncle Jocko, the dog she is carrying switches arms between shots.See more »
Gypsy: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!See more »
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8 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
One of the Best..., 15 December 2005
Author: sschimel from United States

This is one of the best TV productions of a musical ever. I have heard the Merman cast album, the Angela Lansbury album, I have seen Tyne Daly live, and I've seen the Rosalind Russell movie countless times. I think Bette is if not the best, then tied with the best. She captures not just the bravura, but also the pathos of Mama Rose. I was never a Natalie Wood fan, so I really enjoyed Cynthia Gibb, in what is arguably her best role. Everything from the costumes to the sets to the supporting performances is wonderful. The three strippers, led by the always-dependable Christine Ebersole are hard to top. There was supposed to be a TV production of Mame a few years back, with Cher, but I think Bette would be the best bet (pun intended) for Auntie Mame.

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