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Name: Marilyn Burns  
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Date of Birth: 5th July 1956
Place of Birth: Erie, Pennsylvania, USA
Profession: Actress
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This article is about the American actress. Marilyn Burns is also a politician from Alberta, Canada.
Marilyn Burns

Marilyn Burns (b. July 5, 1956) is an American actor, best known for her role in The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974).

In The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (directed by Tobe Hooper) Burns plays Sally Hardesty, a teenager who travels (along with her brother and some friends) to the cemetery where her grandfather is buried to investigate reports of grave vandalism.

Burns was born in Erie, Pennsylvania, and raised in Houston, Texas. She always had an interest in the arts. During seventh grade, she appeared in a production of A Midsummer Nights Dream. In 1970, she made her first film appearance in the Robert Altman movie Brewster McCloud. While attending the University of Texas at Austin, Marilyn joined its film commission board.

After the success of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre she appeared in Hooper's film Eaten Alive. In 1976, Burns had a role in the television mini-series Helter Skelter, about the real-life trial of Charles Manson and several others. In the series, she played Linda Kasabian, a member of the Manson Family who was granted immunity in exchange for her testamony against the defendants. Burns had a few roles in the 1980s (Kiss Daddy Goodbye, Future Kill) and had a cameo in Return Of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1994), which was her last film appearance as of January 2005.

She currently lives in Texas and is active in community theatre.

External link

  • Marilyn Burns at the Internet Movie Database

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