Erik Lee Preminger

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Erik Lee Preminger (born December 11, 1944 in New York City) is an American writer and actor. He has also been known as Erik Kirkland, Erik de Diego, Erik Lee, and Eric Preminger.

His birth name was Eric Lee Kirkland or Erik Lee Kirkland. His true paternity was not known to him until he was an adult. He was named by his mother Gypsy Rose Lee and her then-husband, Alexander Kirkland. His father turned out to be film director Otto Preminger. He was the only nephew of actress June Havoc, Gypsy Rose Lee's younger sister. In 1967, he married flight attendant Barbara van Nattem, but the marriage ended in divorce.[1]

He wrote an autobiography about his relationship with his mother: Gypsy & Me: At Home and on the Road with Gypsy Rose Lee (Little, Brown - 1984, ISBN 0-89621-634-9) which was later re-issued as My G-String Mother: At Home and Backstage With Gypsy Rose Lee (ISBN 1-58394-096-0).


  1. ^ McNeil Jr., Donald G. "Gypsy Rose Lee's Love Child, Now 39, Bares His Soul in a Book About Their Lives". Retrieved 9 August 2016.

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