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Gypsy Rose Lee

February 20, 2011 by Post Team 

Gypsy Rose Lee, Gypsy Rose Lee (January 8, 1911 to April 26, 1970) was an American burlesque artist, famous for her strptase. She was also an actress, author and playwright, whose memory was made in 1957 the musical and film Gypsy. Gypsy Rose Lee was born Rosa Louise Hovick in Seattle, Washington in 1911, although her mother later razed for three years before the two ages of her daughters. She was first known by her first name, Louise. His mother, Rose Hovick (nee Rose Evangeline Thompson), was a teenage bride fresh from a convent where she married the Norwegian and American John Olaf Hovick, who was a seller of advertising in newspapers and a reporter from the Seattle Times. Louise’s sister, Ellen Evangeline Hovick (better known as actress June Havoc), was born in 1913.

After their parents divorced, the girls supported the family by appearing in vaudeville [when?] Where talent shone in June, while Louise remained in the background. At the age of 15 in December 1928, June eloped with Bobby Reed, a dancer in the law, to the chagrin of her mother to move to a brief career in the dance marathon, which was more profitable than tap dance at the time.

Louise singing and dancing talents were insufficient for the act without June Finally; it became apparent that Louise could make money in burlesque, which earned him legendary status as a strptase artist chic and witty. Initially, her act was propelled forward when a shoulder strap on one of her dresses gave way, causing her dress to fall at her feet, despite her efforts to cover themselves, encouraged by audience reaction, she continued to go round the Centre’s performance. His innovations have been almost casual strip style, from the erratic styles of most burlesque strippers (she emphasized the “tease” in “strptase”) and have a keen sense of humor in her act together. She became as famous for its scene of mind for its style band, and changes her stage name Gypsy Rose Lee-she became one of the biggest stars of Minsky’s Burlesque, where she played for four years. It has often been arrested in raids on entertainment, Minsky brothers.

Gypsy Rose Lee went to the host of a morning San Francisco KGO-TV talk-show television, Gypsies. She was diagnosed in 1969 of lung cancer with metastasis, which led her to reconcile with June before her death. “This will be my gift, you know,” she told June, “my mother now.”

The walls of her Los Angeles home were adorned with pictures of Joan Mir? Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, Max Ernst and Dorothea Tanning, who have been gifts to her by the artists themselves, Like Picasso, she was a supporter of the Popular Front in the Spanish Civil War and raised money for charity to alleviate the suffering of children during the Spanish conflict.

She also founded one of the first kennel dedicated to breeding Chinese Crested dogs in the United States, “Lee”, which was sold after her death to Mrs. Ida Garrett and Deborah Wood. [Citation needed] Gypsy Rose Lee died of lung cancer in Los Angeles in 1970. She is buried in Inglewood Park Cemetery in Inglewood, California.

(Thetimes) Gypsy Rose Lee is one of America’s legendary artists. On this 100th anniversary of her birth, you may wonder what her legacy endures. Rita Braver can explain:
In 1943 she played herself in “Stage Door Canteen.” By then she was famous: The beautiful and intelligent cleaner who became an international figure. Above all, it was her own creation. Even her name has been invented. She grew up as Rose Louise Hovik.
When asked if she has never explained why she chose the name “Gypsy,” her son, Erik Lee Preminger, said: “His favorite line about this is,” Darling, I said that history so many different ways, I do not remember which one is true. ”
With 18 volumes of scrapbooks, Preminger is still discovering things about his mother. For example: She claimed to be born in 1914, but new research suggests it was 1911, 100 years ago!
“Why do you think people are still interested in your mother?” Braver asked.
“Because people can not believe that a stripper could attract the kind of attention and praise she has done,” he said

[Source: via wikipedia and various online sources]

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