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Gypsy (1993)

Not Rated | | Biography, Comedy, Drama | TV Movie 12 December 1993
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.

Director:

Emile Ardolino

Writers:

Arthur Laurents (book), Gypsy Rose Lee (memoirs: "Gypsy, A Memoir")
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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 18 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bette Midler ... Mama Rose
Peter Riegert ... Herbie
Cynthia Gibb ... Louise / Gypsy Rose Lee
Edward Asner ... Pop
Christine Ebersole ... Tessie Tura
Michael Jeter ... Mr. Goldstone
Andrea Martin ... Miss Cratchitt
Linda Hart ... Miss Mazeppa
Anna McNeely Anna McNeely ... Miss Electra
Jennifer Rae Beck ... June Hovick (adult)
Jeffrey Broadhurst Jeffrey Broadhurst ... Tulsa
Tony Shalhoub ... Uncle Jocko
Rachel Sweet ... Agnes
David Marciano
John LaMotta John LaMotta
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Storyline

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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Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

12 December 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gypsy See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

RHI Entertainment See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Michael Jeter as Goldstone, does not utter a word. See more »

Goofs

When Mama Rose interrupts the first audition and is talking to Uncle Jocko, the dog she is carrying switches arms between shots. See more »

Quotes

Gypsy: [to audience] 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!
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Soundtracks

Baby June and Her Newsboys
Music by Jule Styne
Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Sung by Lacey Chabert, Elisabeth Moss and Ensemble
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It doesn't get any better
19 July 1999 | by valmont7See all my reviews

Too often screen adaptations of musicals compromise, but this is one of those rare occasions when every ingredient, perfect in itself, comes together and harmonizes perfectly. Midler was born to play this role, and her performance will most likely be remembered as definitive. She is supported by an ideal cast, and the direction and design are tops. It doesn't get any better than this.


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