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Name six actresses who have played Gypsy Rose Lee's mother, Rose, with the following initials TD, BP, BM, EM, AL, and RR?

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The role of Mama Rose has been played by, among others, Ethel Merman, Angela Lansbury, Tyne Daly, Bette Midler, Betty Buckley and Rosalind Russell.


Aug 11 2006, 2:05 PM
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BP would be Bernadette Peters.

The role of Mama Rose in Gypsy is regarded as the pinnacle of all diva roles in musical theatre, as seen by its frequent revivals with big name stars (some perhaps more deserving than others), a reputation that began with its original cast and the legendary Ethel Merman. However, in the most recent revival Arthur Laurents, book writer and previous director of the show, praised Bernadette Peters "as the best" Rose yet, bringing to the role a poignant "sense of vulnerability."


Aug 11 2006, 4:04 PM
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