Daly disturbed by CBS casting
Article from:Chicago Sun-Times Article date:May 11, 1992
Tyne Daly, who won a Tony award for her performance as Mama Rose in the Broadway hit revival of “Gypsy,” said CBS’s decision to cast Bette Midler in the musical’s TV version caught her by surprise.
“I feel like I’ve been punched in the face,” Daly said in the current issue of TV Guide.
Daly was a Broadway smash in the musical based on the true story of the ultimate stage mother and her daughter-stripper, Gypsy Rose Lee.
“Midler is a great power and a great entity, but there’s a bigger and larger power moderating here, and it’s called money,” Daly said.