June Havoc who died on March 27th was an actress who had a very famous sister. The sister was Gypsy Rose Lee who was famous star of burlesque. Their story has been told in the musical Gypsy
Gypsy is one of the best American musicals. It is the story of their travel around the country in the last days of vaudeville. June was Baby June. Louise was a support player in the act but later blossomed in burlesque. Their mother was the stage mother from hell. The part of Mama Rose has become the part for older female musical comedy star. The part is a tour-de-force with Pattie La Pone being the latest actress to win a Tony with the part.