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Gypsy (1962) was a Biographical - Comedy Film directed by Mervyn LeRoy and produced by Mervyn LeRoy.

Academy Awards 1962 --- Ceremony Number 35 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best CinematographyHarry Stradling, Sr.Nominated
Best Costume DesignOrry-KellyNominated
Best Music - ScoringFrank PerkinsNominated
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Video of the Week: “Gypsy Traders” (2)

By Marisa on Sep 18, 2013 From The Timothy Carey Experience

Our Video of the Week is one from the archives. It’s the Cowboy G-Men episode “Gypsy Traders,” first airing on February 28, 1953. Timothy is uncredited and silent as “Tall Gypsy,” but he does have an amusing bit during an encounter with a flea circus. Tim appeared in s... Read full article


Pic of the Day: “Gypsy Traders” revisited (1)

By Marisa on Nov 27, 2012 From The Timothy Carey Experience

Today we revisit “Gypsy Traders,” the Cowboy G-Men episode that first aired on February 28, 1953. Timothy gets to indulge in a bit of comedy as the “Tall Gypsy” has an itchy encounter with Zerbo (Phil Arnold) and his flea circus. Arnold was a hard-working character actor, of... Read full article


Pic of the Day: “Gypsy Traders” revisited (2)

By Marisa on Feb 6, 2012 From The Timothy Carey Experience

The Pic of the Day for your Monday takes another look at the Cowboy G-Men episode “Gypsy Traders,” first airing on February 28, 1953. Timothy and his fellow Gypsies, including Charlita and X Brands, are skeptical of the motives of federal crimebuster Pat Gallagher (Russell Hayden). X Br... Read full article


Pic of the Day: “Gypsy Traders”

By Marisa on Aug 30, 2011 From The Timothy Carey Experience

Today’s pic is from the Cowboy G-Men episode “Gypsy Traders,” which first aired on February 28, 1953 (I posted the video of this recently). Tim is uncredited and has no lines as “Tall Gypsy,” but he does have this amusing bit of comedy business with Phil Arnold during a... Read full article


Video of the Week: “Gypsy Traders” (1)

By Marisa on Aug 3, 2011 From The Timothy Carey Experience

Seek and ye shall find! Our video of the week is the Cowboy G-Men episode “Gypsy Traders,” first broadcast on February 28, 1953. This is the only one of the episodes that Tim appears in that I don’t have on DVD (will fix that ASAP). He is uncredited (listed on IMDb as “Tall G... Read full article


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Quotes from

Rose Hovick: [singing] You'll be swell, you'll be great. Gonna have the whole world on a plate! Starting here, starting now. Honey, everything's coming up roses.


Louise "Gypsy Rose Lee" Hovick: [singing] Little cat, little cat, why do you look so blue? Did somebody paint you to look like that, or is it your birthday, too? Little lamb, little lamb, I wonder how old I am.


Louise "Gypsy Rose Lee" Hovick: You really would have been something, Mother.
Rose Hovick: Think so?
Louise "Gypsy Rose Lee" Hovick: If you had had someone to push you like I had.
Rose Hovick: If I could've been, I would've been. And that's show business.


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Facts about

In the film, the character of Herbie appears early as "Uncle Jocko". This doubling does not exist in the original musical but was done, presumably, to get Karl Malden on screen earlier.
Although Rosalind Russell's character is always referred to as "Mama Rose" in reviews and discussions of this film, the character is never addressed that way by anyone in the movie; the closest anyone comes is "Madame Rose".
Before the decision was made to dub most of her vocals, Rosalind Russell attempted to do her own singing. The highly unsatisfactory results can be heard as an extra feature on the soundtrack CD. After Ethel Merman's death, a tape of the Russell recordings was found in a box in Merman's closet. Merman, who was infuriated that she'd not been cast in the film, evidently had retained this copy of the Russell vocals as a strange and somewhat vengeful consolation prize.
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