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People Say I'm the Life of the Party
Famous Women : Infamous
"Gypsy Rose Lee was certainly the life of any party, famous for her burlesque dance routines and humorous witty repartee on stage. How well do you know the woman behind the legend?"
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Gypsy Rose Lee was an iconic striptease and burlesque dancer born on 9th January 1911 in Seattle, Washington. What was her name at birth?
Rose Louise Hovick
Oda Mae Brown
Gypsy Rose Lee
Norma Jean Baker
The young sisters who grew up together could not be more different. One was blond haired and one was dark. One was dainty and petite while the other was more robust. June was referred to as Baby June and Gypsy Rose Lee was known by what nickname?
During the 1920s, June and Louise were often seen touring the country with their act, often performing on stage alongside dancers, singers, magicians, comedians and acrobats. What was this type of performance better known as?
The Folies Bergère and Moulin Rouge in France flourished as famous nightclubs from the 1890s to the 1920s. Woman were dressed in very risqué attire of the times, showing knees, legs and much, much more. In which New York club did Gypsy Rose Lee perform her first striptease?
The Pink Rabbit
When Gypsy Rose Lee was growing up, she had a hobby that would later become immortalised during her years as a Burlesque dancer. What hobby was this?
Reading tea leaves
Gypsy Rose Lee's popularity took off and she became well known on the Hollywood circuit. During her adulthood, she married and divorced three times as well as having a string of affairs. One of these affairs was with a future husband of Elizabeth Taylor, but which one?
As well as being involved in Burlesque, Gypsy Rose Lee also tried her hand at writing and she authored her first book in 1941. It was a thriller called "The G-String Murders" which was renamed into a 1943 film starring Barbara Stanwyck. What was the film called?
Lady of Burlesque
The Lady Eve
Ball of Fire
Gypsy Rose Lee, and her sister June, were harassed by their greedy mother who often demanded money by hinting at blackmail. They stayed quiet until their mothers' death in 1954 when Gypsy wrote her sensational memoirs which would later become a stage play and film. What was the title of the book?
Vaudeville or Bust
Hiding Behind Feathers
Let Me Entertain You
Gypsy, A Memoir
Natalie Wood famously played the role of Gypsy Rose Lee in the 1962 film, "Gypsy". Which actress took on the same role in the 1993 film remake with the same title?
Gypsy Rose Lee passed away on 26 April 1970 when she was 59 years old. What was the cause of death?
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