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Gypsy (1962)

Rosalind Russell as "Rose Hovick"

Rose Hovick (Rosalind Russell) pushes her two young daughters into the entertainment industry, traveling and promoting them with minimal success. After years in the business, younger daughter June quits and elopes, leaving Rose searching for work for her other, less talented daughter, Louise (Natalie Wood). The only offer is at a burlesque house, but Louise takes to it and transforms herself into the popular Gypsy Rose Lee. As Louise gains notoriety, she grows tired of her mother's influence.

Golden Globe (1962) Nominated Actress in a Leading Role - Musical or Comedy

Auntie Mame (1958)

Rosalind Russell as "Mame Dennis"

Mame Dennis (Rosalind Russell), a progressive and independent woman of the 1920s, is left to care for her nephew Patrick (Jan Handzlik/Roger Smith) after his wealthy father dies. Mr. Babcock (Fred Clark), Patrick's assigned executor, objects to Mame's unconventional way of living and tries to force her to send Patrick to prep school. As Mame and Patrick grow closer, Mr. Babcock tries to discipline Patrick and threatens to separate the two if Mame does not comply with his wishes.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1959) Nominated Foreign Actress
Academy Award (1958) Nominated Best Actress
Golden Globe (1958) Won Actress in a Leading Role - Musical or Comedy

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