Gypsy Rose Lee

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Gypsy Rose Lee
Ellen June Hovick
BirthplaceSeattle, Washington, U.S.
Actress, author, playwright, dancer, entertainer

Lee, Gypsy Rose (b. Louise Rose Hovick)

(1914–70) stripper, actress, writer; born in Seattle, Wash. Starting as a 4-year-old in vaudeville with sister June Havoc, she became the best-known stripper of the 1930s. She made some films (first as Louise Hovick) and wrote two mystery stories as well as an autobiography that was the basis of the musical, Gypsy. Stylish and witty, she was briefly a talk-show host (1966).

Lee, Gypsy Rose

(1914–1970) American burlesque artiste. [Am. Hist.: Halliwell, 429]
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McIcIntyre wrote a revealing description of Gypsy Rose Lee in the Journal- American.
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Based on the autobiography of world-famous stripper Gypsy Rose Lee, the show centers on her relationship with her mother, Rose, who drove her to fame and then drove her away.
When Gypsy Rose Lee started her career in what used to be called exotic dancing, her fellow dancers -- at least in the movie version -- told her she had to have a gimmick.
He already owns number 153-155 next door which was previously owned by Gypsy Rose Lee - and unusual 32-foot wide by 95-foot deep home with center courtyard.
Tyne Daly (known to followers of television's Cagney and Lacey) is such a star, and she is ably partnered by Jonathan Hadary as Herbie, the boyfried in fealty to Rose's charisma, and Crista Moore as Louise, a latter-day Cinderella whose apotheosis isn't a match with Prince Charming but to p biling as a stripper, none other than Gypsy Rose Lee.