James 'GYPSY' Haake
Gypsy, as most people know him, is an 82-year-old drag queen who is extremely active and living in Palm Springs, California.Gypsy became an household name in the Hollywood community, especially WeHo, in the 1980s. He was the star of the La Cage Aux Folles cabaret on La Cienega. Same location where Greystone Manor exists today, owned by SBE. It was a bright pink building when it was LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, and much smaller structure. James 'GYPSY' Haake was discovered by Mel Brooks at that cabaret, and went on to co-star with Brooks and his wife Anne Bancroft in the movie TO BE OR NOT TO BE. He also co-starred with Shelley Long in TROOP BEVERLY HILLS, Jane Fonda in THE MORNING AFTER, also seen in the movie CLIFFORD. He was a regular on tv show MARRIED WITH CHILDREN, playing Peg Bundy’s Uncle. All of this media fame was ignited by taking the stage nightly at La Cage Aux Folles which opened in 1980 and closed in 1993.