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Movies: Natalie Wood to Star in "Gypsy"

Nov. 1, 1961 - Natalie Wood will play burlesque dancer Gypsy Rose Lee in the screen version of “Gypsy,” with Rosalind Russell in Ethel Merman’s Broadway role as the aggressive stage mother Mama Rose. The musical will be filmed for Warner Brothers early next year, with Mervyn LeRoy as producer and director.


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