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Gypsy Rose Lee (1911–1970)

Born Rose Louise Hovick in Seattle, Washington, in 1911, but called Louise from early childhood, Gypsy Rose Lee was the daughter of a mild-mannered businessman and a restless, fiery young woman named Rose, who was determined to get out of Seattle and make a life for herself and her daughter in show business. In 1912, Rose had another child, June. ... See full bio »

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 1969 The Over-the-Hill Gang (TV Movie)
 1968 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
Rosetta Stewart
- Shine On, Shine On, Jesse Gil (1968) ... Rosetta Stewart
 1967 The Gypsy Rose Lee Show (TV Series)
- Interviewing Sergio Franchi (1967) ... Hostess
 1967 Gypsy (TV Series)
 1966 Batman (TV Series)
- The Sandman Cometh (1966) ... Newscaster (uncredited)
 1966 The Phyllis Diller Show (TV Series)
- Phyllis, the Dress Maker (1966) ... Regina
- Phyllis Goes Commercial (1966) ... Regina
- Phyllis Fires the Butler (1966) ... Regina
- Phyllis, the Cookie Tycoon (1966) ... Regina
 1966 The Trouble with Angels
Mrs. Phipps
 1965 Who Has Seen the Wind? (TV Movie)
 1964 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Miss Bumpsy Cathcart
- Who Killed Vaudeville? (1964) ... Miss Bumpsy Cathcart
 1963 The Stripper
Madame Olga
 1958 Wind Across the Everglades
Mrs. Bradford
 1958 Screaming Mimi
Joann 'Gypsy' Masters
 1956-1958 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Lorraine Anderson / Wendy Graves
- The Charmer (1958) ... Lorraine Anderson
- Sauce for the Goose (1956) ... Wendy Graves
 1956 The Steve Allen Plymouth Show (TV Series)
Saloon Girl
- Episode #2.11 (1956) ... Saloon Girl
 1952 Babes in Bagdad
 1943 Stage Door Canteen
Gypsy Rose Lee
 1938 My Lucky Star
Marcelle La Verne (as Louise Hovick)
 1938 Battle of Broadway
Linda Lee (as Louise Hovick)
 1938 Sally, Irene and Mary
Joyce Taylor (as Louise Hovick)
 1937 Ali Baba Goes to Town
Sultana / Louise Hovick (as Louise Hovick)
 1937 You Can't Have Everything
Lulu Riley (as Louise Hovick)
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Show Show Self (26 credits)
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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in "Melody". See more »

Publicity Listings:

5 Biographical Movies | 6 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 25 Articles | 9 Pictorials | 7 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Louise Hovick | Rose Louise


5' 8" (1.73 m)

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Personal Quote:

Men aren't attracted to me by my mind. They're attracted by what I don't mind. See more »


The walls of her Los Angeles home were adorned with pictures by Joan Miró, Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, Max Ernst, and Dorothea Tanning, all of which were reportedly gifts to her by the artists themselves. See more »

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