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Gypsy Rose Lee in the film Stage Door Canteen (1943)

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Gypsy Rose Lee (January 9, 1911:10[Note 1] – 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.

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  • Born: Rose Louise Hovick January 9, 1911 Seattle, Washington, U.S.
  • Died: April 26, 1970 (aged 59) Los Angeles, California, U.S.
  • Cause of death: Lung cancer
  • Occupation: Actress, author, playwright, dancer, entertainer
  • Years active: 1928–69
  • Spouse(s): Robert Mizzy (1937–41) Alexander Kirkland (1942–44) Julio De Diego (1948–55)

Read more about Gypsy Rose Lee at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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