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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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Known For

Belle of the Yukon
Belle of the Yukon Belle De Valle
(1944)
Stage Door Canteen
Stage Door Canteen Gypsy Rose Lee
(1943)
Ali Baba Goes to Town
Ali Baba Goes to Town Sultana / Louise Hovick
(1937)
You Can't Have Everything
(1937)

Filmography

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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
 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 / Louise Hovick (as Louise Hovick)
 1937 You Can't Have Everything
Lulu Riley (as Louise Hovick)
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Show Show Soundtrack (2 credits)
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Show Show Self (32 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Album: "Gypsy Rose Lee: That's Me All Over!". See more »

Publicity Listings:

5 Biographical Movies | 6 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 30 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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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

If a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing slowly... very slowly. See more »

Trivia:

Portrayed by Natalie Wood in Gypsy (1962) and even appeared on set to give Wood advice on how to perform the stripper dance routines. In real life Wood was actually eight inches shorter than the real Gypsy Rose Lee. See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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