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Gypsy Rose Lee

  • She's descended from a long line her mother listened to.

  • You don't have to be naked to look naked. You just have to think naked.

    • Gypsy Rose Lee,
    • "Scrapbook Views of a Smart Stripper," in Life ()
  • God is love — but get it in writing.

    • Gypsy Rose Lee,
    • in The Guardian ()
  • I've got everything I always had. Only it's six inches lower.

    • Gypsy Rose Lee,
    • in Barbara McDowell and Hana Umlauf, Woman's Almanac ()
  • Anything worth doing well is worth doing slowly ... very slowly.

    • Gypsy Rose Lee
  • Praying is like a rocking chair — it'll give you something to do, but it won't get you anywhere.

    • Gypsy Rose Lee
  • Today there are seven baths in my house. My favorite has a marble tub with dolphin faucets. I got rid of the mink bathmat: It destroyed the Renaissance quality.

    • Gypsy Rose Lee
  • 'God will protect us,' [my mother] often said to June [Havoc] and me. 'But to make sure, carry a heavy club.'

    • Gypsy Rose Lee

Gypsy Rose Lee, U.S. burlesque entertainer, actor, TV personality

(1911 - 1970)

Born: Rose Louise Hovick.