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Gypsy Rose Lee- the woman who almost single handedly elevated the chic and taste level of the strip tease, she and Sally Rand were pioneers- Sally did it with aplomb, dignity and bubbles, Gypsy did it with a wry comedic gusto that gave it an intellectual flair hitherto unseen or imagined.

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Gypsy Rose Lee, (1/9/1911-4/26/ 1970), American Burlesque Entertainer famous for her striptease act. Gypsy Rose Lee would get a telegram from Eleanor Roosevelt - the first lady who came second in a popularity poll - saying, 'May your bare ass always be shining', Gypsy came in first! Gypsy was an author and considered to be quite witty. Another strong woman.