Marilyn Burns, Star of “The Texas Chain Saw Massacre,” Dies at Age 64

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

Marilyn Burns in "The Texas Chain Saw Massacre" (1974)

Actress and “scream queen” Marilyn Burns, who starred as Sally Hardesty in the original The Texas Chain Saw Massacre film, died Tuesday, August 5, 2014, her manager said. She was 64.

Burns was found unresponsive by a family member” in her Houston-area home, and her representative tells that an autopsy will be conducted to determine the official cause of death.

Her other horror movie roles include Tobe Hooper’s Eaten Alive (1977), Caution: Children at Play (1981), Kiss Daddy Goodbye (1981), and Future-Kill (1985).

Though she had a few cameo roles in recent years — primarily in Texas Chain Saw Massacre sequels and remakes — her later career focused on stage productions in Texas.

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(via Toronto Sun, CNN)

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