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The Song “Some People” Through The Years


Surely you know the song “Some People” from the musical Gypsy.

Oh, you’re straight and under 50?

Well, in the show, Mama Rose sings to her father about her burning showbiz aspirations, stating that she’s not like all the other sad, aimless riffraff — she’s got a dream and she needs 88 bucks to pay for it.

Well, in this theater queen’s delight of a video, we see bits of the song as done by the great Mama Roses.

Ethel Merman, Angela Lansbury, Patti LuPone

Also, Bette Midler, Betty Buckley, Tyne Daly, Linda Lavin

And, of course, real-life mama/daughter act Judy Garland and Liza Minnelli, who (separately) loved diving into that song like it was a barrel of KFC.


By the end of the video, you will be gay and over 50.