Real name Rose Louise Hovick, she was to earn her fame as the world’s most famous stripper.
Rose holds her 4-year-old son Erik outside of her trailer, 1949
Gypsy Rose Lee with fellow carnival performers
With her husband, Julio de Diego, 1949
Between shows Gypsy and family manage to sneak off for sundown fishing on Wolf River where Gypsy caught a catfish."
Gypsy Rose Lee
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