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Gypsy (1962)




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Based on the Broadway hit about the life and times of burlesque dancer Gypsy Rose Lee and her aggressive stage mother, Mama Rose.

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Natalie Wood
as Louise Hovick/Gypsy Rose Lee
Rosalind Russell
as Rose Hovick
Ann Jillian
as `Dainty' June
Morgan Brittany
as `Baby' June Hovick
Betty Bruce
as Tessie Tura
Faith Dane
as Mazeppa
Parley Baer
as Mr. Kringelein
Diane Pace
as `Baby' Louise
Jean Willes
as Betty Cratchitt
Ben Lessy
as Mervyn Goldstone
Jack Benny
as Himself
Dick Foster
as Farmboy
Jim Hubbard
as Farmboy
Jeff Parker
as Farmboy
Mike Cody
as Farmboy
Bo Wagner
as Farmboy
Teri Hope
as Hollywood Blonde
Shirley Chandler
as Hollywood Blonde
Frances Karath
as Hollywood Blonde
Marni Nixon
as Loise Hovick
Paula Martin
as Hollywood Blonde
Dee Ann Johnston
as Hollywood Blonde
Renee Aubry
as Hollywood Blonde
Trudi Ames
as Hawaiian Girl
James Millhollin
as Mr. Beckman
William Fawcett
as Mr. Willis
Danny Lockin
as Yonkers
Dina Claire
as Dolores
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Critic Reviews for Gypsy

All Critics (14)

Rosalind Russell strenuously overacts in the central role of a backstage mama whose tenacity is tigerish.

October 7, 2019 | Full Review…

Even when it's not quite running on all cylinders, LeRoy's Gypsy is never less than cute, and sometimes, it's a good deal more. [Blu-ray]

February 19, 2013 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

You'll be swell, you'll be great...not!

May 15, 2011 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Mervyn LeRoy's screen version of the popular musical is passably entertaining, due to Rosalind Russell's turn as Mama Rose, but something is missing

April 12, 2011 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

A bloated musical that is far from great and more like average.

May 20, 2010 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

Entertaining adaptation of the Broadway musical.

November 7, 2004 | Rating: 4/5

Audience Reviews for Gypsy

This is a good movie based on the real life of Gypsy Rose Lee. The actors in this movie give good performances. Plus, it gives the audience a look at vaudeville too. I liked it.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

The best numbers of any musical, essentially thanks to the amazing performance by Rosalind Russell, even if she was dubbed.

Spencer S.
Spencer S.

Super Reviewer


Rosalind Russell is a force to be reckoned with as Mama Rose in this biographical musical about the humble beginnings of her daughter, 'Gypsy Rose Lee'. Natalie Wood shines in an appealing performance as the title character, a nice counterbalance to Russell's strident display as the stage mother from hell. An eight-minute monologue at the end drags on the film's 144min running time, but overall an entertaining, lavish movie adaptation of the 1959 Stephen Sondheim / Jules Styne musical.

Mark Hobin
Mark Hobin

Super Reviewer

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