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Marilyn Burns, Actress From Original 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre,' Dies

By    |   Wednesday, 06 Aug 2014 01:46 PM

Marilyn Burns, the actress who starred in 1974's "Texas Chainsaw Massacre," died this week at her home in Texas. She was 65.

Her manager, Chris Roe, confirmed to The Associated Press Wednesday that Burns was found unresponsive by a family member on Tuesday. The Harris County medical examiner's office has not determined a cause of death.

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Burns' career included roles in several horror films spanning 40 years, including last year's "Texas Chainsaw 3D." The 3-D version debuted at No. 1 at the box office when it was released, a testament to the continuing popularity of the franchise.

In the 1974 film, her character was the only one among a group of friends to escape the rampage of the chainsaw-wielding maniac Leatherface.

Burns appeared in another horror film, "Sacrament," that was released this year.

Roe said Burns played an important role in establishing that women could play the hero in film.

"What made Marilyn stand out in my mind is that she was an incredibly gracious and giving person," Roe said. "She always had a smile, no matter what. I don't think you can find a person who had a negative thing to say about her."

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Marilyn Burns, the actress who starred in 1974's "Texas Chainsaw Massacre," died this week at her home in Texas. She was 65.
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