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Favorite Tesse Tura

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Favorite Tesse Tura#0
Posted: 9/2/04 at 11:32pm
Though I love Christine Ebersole, I really like the Tesse Tura in the movie GYPSY.
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re: Favorite Tesse Tura#1
Posted: 9/3/04 at 9:26am
All the Tessies I have seen and there have been many, have played it sort of sweet and ditzy. Except one.

Mary Louise Wilson in the Lansbury production in 1974 played the show in capital letters "YOU! WITH THE NECK! I PAID SIX BUCKS FOR THAT G STRING!" Tough as a hardbitten truck driver which made her change at the end of the show all the sweeter.
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re: Favorite Tesse Tura#2
Posted: 9/3/04 at 3:35pm
Christine Ebersole was Tessie in the Midler-1993 movie of Gypsy. Do you mean the Rosalind Russell original movie?
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re: Favorite Tesse Tura#3
Posted: 9/4/04 at 1:51am
Yes I mean the original (Rosalind Russell) movie Tesse Tura is my favorite.

Ebersole was Tura for the television production. Ebersole was great on one episode of the short lived Dolly Parton Show.
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re: Favorite Tesse Tura#4
Posted: 9/4/04 at 2:37am
I adore La Ebersole, can't wait for her new CD, "In Your Dreams," Nov. 16.
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Updated On: 9/4/04 at 02:37 AM