from The LA Times

Marilyn Burns, actress in ‘The Texas Chain Saw Massacre,’ dead at 65


(Sallye Richardson) Marilyn Burns as a bloody Sally Hardesty in “The Texas Chain Saw Massacre.”

Actress Marilyn Burns, who starred in the 1970s film “The Texas Chain Saw Massacre” and TV movie “Helter Skelter,” died Tuesday. She was 65.

Burns’ manager said Wednesday that she died at her Houston-area home and that the cause of her death remains unknown.

The actress’ career spanned four decades, which included a role in the 2013 film “Texas Chainsaw 3D.”

In a 1974 interview with the Los Angeles Times, Burns described working on the set of the original film, which is considered a classic in the horror genre.

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