Gypsy Rose Lee was an American burlesque entertainer and vedette famous for her striptease act. Also an actress, author, and playwright, her 1957 memoir was adapted into the 1959 stage musical Gypsy.
|Born:||Rose Louise Hovick, January 8, 1911, Seattle, Washington, U.S.|
|Died:||April 26, 1970, Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Occupation:||Actress, author, playwright, vedette, dancer, entertainer|
|Parent(s):||John Olaf Hovick, Rose Thompson Hovick|
|Relatives:||June Havoc (sister)|
|IMDb:||Gypsy Rose Lee's IMDb|
About Gypsy Rose Lee
American burlesque dancer, actress, and writer whose famous memoir was adapted into the Broadway musical Gypsy. Her mystery novel, The G-String Murders, served as the basis for the Barbara Stanwyck film Lady of Burlesque.
Beginning at the age of seven, she performed with her younger sister, June, in a vaudeville act entitled "Baby June and Her Farmboys."
She acted in a 1937 film entitled You Can't Have Everything.
She was born to Rose Thompson Hovick and John Hovick. Her actress sister went by the stage name of June Havoc. She was married three times and had one child, Erik.
Jule Styne composed the music for Gypsy, a musical based on Gypsy Rose Lee's memoir.
Information related to Gypsy Rose Lee
- http://www.tvguide.com/celebrities/gypsy-rose-lee/152864 Gypsy Rose Lee at TVGuide.com
- http://www.historylink.org/File/5686 Gypsy Rose Lee at Washington State History Online Encyclopedia
- http://www.nypl.org/archives/4480 Gypsy Rose Lee papers, 1910-1970 , held by the Billy Rose Theatre Division, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
- https://www.cjonline.com/local/business/downtown/2017-06-17/burlesque-gypsy-rose-lee-performed-jayhawk-theatre Before burlesque, Gypsy Rose Lee performed at Jayhawk Theatre Accessed June 20th, 2019