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  • Margie Hart (1913 - 2000)
    Margaret Hart Ferraro (September 28, 1913 – January 30, 2000), better known as Margie Hart, was a New York City stripteaser, in American burlesque theatre. Biography She was born on Septem...
  • Yvonne De Carlo (1922 - 2007)
    Yvonne De Carlo (born Margaret Yvonne Middleton; September 1, 1922 – January 8, 2007) was a Canadian American actress, singer, and dancer whose career in film, television, and musical theatr...
  • Mamie Van Doren
    Mamie Van Doren, born Joan Lucille Olander (born February 6, 1931), is an American actress, model, singer, and sex symbol who is known for being one of the first actresses to recreate the look of M...
  • Diana Dors (1931 - 1984)
    DIANA DORS: The goddess of sex...and sense "I'D LOVE to see you but I'm feeling a little bit tired at the moment, I have to pace myself", were the last words Diana Dors ever spoke to me. "Ring me n...
  • Dixie Evans (1926 - 2013)
    Dixie Evans (August 28, 1926 – August 3, 2013), born as Mary Lee Evans, was an American burlesque dancer and stripper. Evans is probably best remembered for her burlesque parody as Marilyn Mon...

American form of burlesque has its origins in 19th century music hall entertainments and vaudeville, in the early 20th century American burlesque re-emerged as a populist blend of satire, performance art, and adult entertainment featuring striptease and broad comedy acts that derived their name from the low comedy aspects of the literary genre known as burlesque.

Here the term "burlesque" was used loosely to describe these adult revue shows in which striptease acts would perform - often with themes, characters or gimmicks - but classic striptease and "hootchy kootchy" dance were already forms in themselves and not automatically "burlesque" by default.

In burlesque, performers, usually female, often create elaborate sets with lush, colorful costumes, mood-appropriate music, and dramatic lighting, and may even include novelty acts, such as fire breathing or contortionists, to enhance the impact of their performance.

Burlesque Hall of Fame

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burlesque_Hall_of_Fame

List of Hall of Fame inductees:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burlesque_Hall_of_Fame#Miss_Exotic_World_Pageant

Source:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burlesque

http://www.imdb.com/list/ls054428926?ref_=bio_rls_5

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minsky%27s_Burlesque

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