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'Baby June' Havoc Passes Away at 96

Michael Musto in The Village Voice reports that June Havoc, the real-life inspiration for "Baby June" in GYPSY passed away this morning at age 96.

Miss Havoc, began her career at the age of two as "Dainty June, The Darling of Vaudeville." At age 14, she danced in the first of her seven marathons. She also starred in twenty-two Broadway plays and penned two autobiographies, "More Havoc" and "Early Havoc," upon which her play MARATHON '33 is based.

Miss Havoc was a member of the Theatre Hall of Fame and a double-honoree on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Miss Havoc, along with her sister, the infamous Gypsy Rose Lee, and mother, Rose, were immortalized in the musical GYPSY.

Photo from 'More Hacov' by June Havoc.

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