Gypsy ★★★ 1962
The life story of America's most famous striptease queen, Gypsy Rose Lee (Wood). Russell gives a memorable performance as the infamous Mama Rose, Gypsy's stage mother. Based on both Gypsy Rose Lee's memoirs and the hit 1959 Broadway play by Arthur Laurents. ♫Small World; All I Need is the Girl; You'll Never Get Away From Me; Let Me Entertain You; Some People; Everything's Coming Up Roses; You Gotta Have a Gimmick; Baby Jane and the Newsboys; Mr. Goldstone, I Love You. 144m/C VHS, DVD . Rosalind Russell, Natalie Wood, Karl Malden, Ann Jillian, Parley Baer, Paul Wallace, Betty Bruce; D: Mervyn LeRoy; W: Arthur Laurents, Leonard Spigelgass; C: Harry Stradling Sr.; M: Jule Styne, Stephen Sondheim. Golden Globes ‘63: Actress—Mus./Comedy (Russell).