Gypsy Rose Lee

  1. Barbara Stanwyck, Lady of Burlesque, 1942.     The lite title for the famous stripper’s novel, G-String Murders, after censors forbade it – and queried the use of “this extremely intimate female garment” as a murder weapon. Lee didn’t care. She got $25,000 from producer David O Selznick – and a test for the lead. And lost to Stanwyck. As Dixie Daisy, alias Gypsy, herself.

 Birth year: 1911Death year: 1970Other name: Casting Calls:  1