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Exotic Dancer, Actress, Author, and Playwright

Gypsy Rose Lee (January 9, 1911 – April 26, 1970) was an American burlesque entertainer famous for her striptease act. She was also an actress, author, and playwright whose 1957 memoir was made into the stage musical and film Gypsy. Wikipedia

Age: 59 (age at death)
Born: 9th February, 1911, Seattle, WA
Died: 26th April, 1970, Los Angeles, CA
Height: 5' 8" (173 cm)
Nationality: American
Claim to Fame: Terpsichorean ecdysiast

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The walls of her Los Angeles home were adorned with pictures by Joan Miró, Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, Max Ernst, and Dorothea Tanning, all of which were reportedly gifts to her by the artists themselves.

 

In the 1940s, Gypsy Rose Lee was in love with the theatrical impresario Michael Todd, who produced two Broadway shows starring Lee ("Star and Garter" and "The Naked Genius"). She married William Kirkland in 1942 in an attempt to make the already-married Todd jealous. They divorced in 1944. While married to Kirkland, she had a brief fling with Otto Preminger. The fruit of their affair was a boy named Erik Lee, who has been known successively as Erik Kirkland, Erik de Diego, and Erik Lee Preminger.

 

"I wasn`t naked. I was completely covered by a blue spotlight"

 

I have everything now I had 20 years ago except now, it`s all lower.

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bunting - June Havoc was better looking !! (6 years ago)
ImmortalChaos - She was a lady all the way. She was beautiful and articulate (6 years ago)

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