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).
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.

Lee, Gypsy Rose

(1914–1970) American burlesque artiste. [Am. Hist.: Halliwell, 429]
See: Nudity
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