Gypsy Rose Lee- the woman who almost single handedly elevated the chic and taste level of the strip tease, she and Sally Rand were pioneers- Sally did it with aplomb, dignity and bubbles, Gypsy did it with a wry comedic gusto that gave it an intellectual flair hitherto unseen or imagined.

Gypsy Rose Lee- the woman who almost single handedly elevated the chic and taste level of the strip tease, she and Sally Rand were pioneers- Sally did it with aplomb, dignity and bubbles, Gypsy did it with a wry comedic gusto that gave it an intellectual flair hitherto unseen or imagined.

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Natalie Wood in 'Gypsy'. The character and actress I was named after, in one of my Mums favourite films. <3 :)

Natalie Wood in 'Gypsy'. The character and actress I was named after, in one of my Mums favourite films. <3 :)

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Gypsy Rose Lee. My seventh grade science teacher called me by her name. I'm not kidding. ~Karla

Gypsy Rose Lee. My seventh grade science teacher called me by her name. I'm not kidding. ~Karla

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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. Louise's sister, was actress June Havoc.

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. Louise's sister, was actress June Havoc.

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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.

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.

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Gypsy - 2008 Broadway Revival. Laura Benanti as Gypsy Rose Lee performing "The Strip."
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