?Gypsy? is the (based on fact) story of the determined stage mother, Mamma Rose, with dreams for her daughter June to become a star. When June goes her own way Mamma Rose turns her attention to her other daughter Louise who is not talented in the same way. The spotlight finally falls on Louise when she finds stardom as the striptease artist Gypsy Rose Lee. The main focus of the story is really Mamma Rose and the title of the show is not quite correct as it?s not until towards the end of the story that the eponymous Gypsy Rose Lee comes to the fore.
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