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BetteBack April 9, 1992: Bette Midler To Sign For “Gypsy”

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The Valley Independent
Midler likely to get role in ‘Gypsy
April 9, 1992

LOS ANGELES (AP)Bette Midler and CBS are close to a deal for a three-hour TV production of the musical comedy
“Gypsy’

An agreement should be signed by Friday, producer Craig Zadan said Wednesday.

The movie would star Ms Midler a s b r a s s y stage m o t h er Mama Rose, t h e r o l e originally played by Ethel Merman on B r o a d w ay and by Rosalind Russell in the 1962 movie.

The role of stripper Gypsy Rose Lee has yet to be cast.

The movie would air next season.

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