Gypsy: A Memoir

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Gypsy: A Memoir
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Front cover, with Gypsy Rose Lee
Author Gypsy Rose Lee
Language English
Genre Memoir
Pages 337 pp

Gypsy: A Memoir is a 1957 autobiography of renowned striptease artist Gypsy Rose Lee, which inspired the Broadway musical Gypsy: A Musical Fable. The book tells Lee's life story in three acts, the first beginning with her early childhood days in theatre when she toured with her sister, June. The book ends just as Gypsy has gotten on a train and is headed to Hollywood to begin her career in the movies. Her Hollywood career was short lived and she did not get many roles. The roles she did get were so small that at one point she wanted to be billed under her birth name, Louise Havoc.

The first edition was published by Harper in 1957. It is now available in a 1999 paperback reprint.