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Gaye Dawn Burlesque dancer photo 1

Gay Dawn ...

Vintage Burlesque dancer, Striptease Artist: Quoted as "A lovely and vivacious performer". Was part of the 'Striptease Trials' 8/21/1952: Gay Dawn along with Candy Renee, Marlene King, Janey Green, Eva Sassin and Ruby Reed... all charges dropped due to Insufficient evidence. Started as a hotel elevator operator at the Hollywood Hotel and then moving into dancing in the chorus line in 1950 at the Follies Theatre in Los Angeles. Hailed as one of America's top Burlesque dancers. 5 Page article in 7/27/1955 'People Today' magazine.


B/W Photo 1: Miss Dawn can be seen here in an hip length overcoat and ankle strap high heels. A beautiful small chested woman indeed. Danced at the Hudson, Follies, Strip City, Gayety and El Rey theaters.

  • Real Name: LaVerne 'Gay' Beck
  • Birth Date: 2/9/1923-10/6/1998 (died: Juneau, Alaska, USA)
  • Birth Place: Hoquiam, Oregon, USA
  • Married: yes, 1 daughter.
  • Films: Everybody's Girl ... aka 'Hollywood Peep Show' (1950) ... 49 MINUTES.


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