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Gypsy Rose Lee

Gypsy Rose Lee
Gypsy Rose Lee in the film Stage Door Canteen (1943)
Personal information
Birth nameRose Louise Hovick
Birth dateJanuary 9, 1914
Place of birthSeattle, Washington, U.S.
Date of deathApril 26, 1970(age 56)
Death placeLos Angeles, California, U.S.
Cause of deathLung cancer
OccupationActress, author, playwright, dancer, entertainer
Years active1937 - 1969
SpouseRobert Mizzy (1937 - 1941)
Alexander Kirkland (1942 - 1944)
Julio De Diego (1948 - 1955)

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Gypsy Rose Lee (January 9, 1914 - 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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