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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)
Cassie
 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)
Hostess
- Interviewing Sergio Franchi (1967) ... Hostess
 1966 Batman (TV Series)
Newscaster
- The Sandman Cometh (1966) ... Newscaster (uncredited)
 1966 The Phyllis Diller Show (TV Series)
Regina
- 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)
Proprietress
 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
Zohara
 1944 Belle of the Yukon
Belle De Valle
 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 (as Louise Hovick)
 1937 You Can't Have Everything
Lulu Riley (as Louise Hovick)
Show Show Writer (4 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
Show Show Self (23 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (10 credits)

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Other Works:

(4/1/53) Rode an elephant at a cerebral palsy benefit at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Marlene Dietrich was the circus ringmistress. 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

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Personal Quote:

I have everything I had twenty years ago--except now it's all lower. See more »

Trivia:

In Gypsy (1962), Rosalind Russell portrayed Gypsy Rose Lee's mother. In The Trouble with Angels (1966), Russell appeared with Lee. See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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