Mike Todd
(Movies & TV)
Lorenz Hart
Cole Porter
Fanny Brice
(Movies & TV)
Barbara Stanwyck
(Movies & TV)
Ziegfeld Follies
(Movies & TV)

See also

Gypsy Rose Lee

Knowledge Identifier: +Gypsy_Rose_Lee


Gypsy Rose Lee

American burlesque entertainer famous for her striptease act add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1911.

Countries: United States (62%), California (14%), New York (10%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Mike Todd, Lorenz Hart, Cole Porter

Linked to: Popular Front, House Un-American Activities Committee, Democratic Party




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Gypsy Rose Lee was born in 1911 add something


Louise's sister, Ellen Evangeline , was born in 1913 add something


At the age of 15 in December 1928, June eloped with Bobby Reed, a dancer in the act, much to her mother's displeasure, going on to a brief career in marathon dancing, which was more profitable than tap dancing at the time add something


Jane Pickens Langley - She sang in the "Ziegfeld Follies" of 1936 in a cast that included Fanny Brice and Gypsy Rose Lee


In 1937 and 1938, billed as Louise Hovick, she made 5 films in Hollywood add something


"Burlesque's strippers graduate to Broadway", "Laredo Times" , February 14, 1937, page 13 add something


In Hollywood, she married Arnold "Bob" Mizzy on August 25, 1937, at the insistence of the film studio add something


In 1941, Gypsy Rose Lee authored a mystery thriller called "The G-String Murders", which was made into the 1943 film "Lady of Burlesque" starring Barbara Stanwyck add something


But her acting was generally panned, so she returned to New York City where she had an affair with film producer Michael Todd and co-produced and appeared in his 1942 musical revue "Star and Garter" add something


Gypsy was at one time in love with Michael Todd and in 1942, in an attempt to make him jealous, she married William Alexander Kirkland; they divorced in 1944 add something


Gypsy can be seen performing an abbreviated version of her act in the 1943 film "Stage Door Canteen" add something


While married to Kirkland, she gave birth on December 11, 1944, to a son fathered by Otto_Preminger; he was named Erik Lee and has been known successively as Erik Kirkland, Erik de Diego, and Erik Preminger add something


Adele Jergens - After a few years of working as a model and chorus girl, including being an understudy to Gypsy Rose Lee, Jergens landed a movie contract with Columbia Pictures in 1944, with brunette Jergens becoming a blonde


Gypsy Lee was married for a third time in 1948, to Julio de Diego, but they eventually divorced add something


Mother Rose died in 1954 of colon cancer add something


She was diagnosed in 1969 with metastatic lung cancer, which prompted her to reconcile with June before her death add something


Gypsy Rose Lee died of lung cancer in Los Angeles in 1970 add something

Gypsy Rose Lee died in 1970 add something


Striptease - It was re-made for TV in 1993 Starring Bette Midler as Mama Rose and Cynthia Gibb as Gypsy Rose Lee. "The Stripper" featured Gypsy Rose Lee, herself, giving a trademark performance in the title role


Burlesque - Sara Pendergast and Tom Pendergast, Gale Virtual Reference Library, accessed 16 February 2011 The strippers gradually supplanted the singing and dancing soubrettes; by 1932 there were at least 150 strip principals in the US. Star strippers included Sally Rand, Gypsy Rose Lee, Tempest_Storm, Lili St. Cyr, Blaze Starr, Ann Corio and Margie Hart, who was celebrated enough to be mentioned in song lyrics by Lorenz Hart and Cole Porter


In January 2012, Seattle Theater Writers awarded the first annual Gypsy Rose Lee Awards, honoring her Seattle roots and celebrating excellence in local theatre add something


Paul O'Grady - O'Grady presented a documentary about burlesque act Gypsy Rose Lee, which was screened in April 2013 as part of ITV's "Perspectives" series


In 2015 the Cleveland based band Shock Frenzy wrote and recorded the song "Garden of Dreams" about Gypsy Rose, her sister and mother add something