Marilyn Burns

American actress (1949-2014)

Marilyn Burns (May 7, 1949 – August 5, 2014) was an American actress.

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Marilyn Burns at Days of the Dead Indianapolis 2012.
Marilyn Burns

(1949-05-07)May 7, 1949
DiedAugust 5, 2014(2014-08-05) (aged 65)
Houston, Texas, U.S.
Years active1970–2014
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Burns was born in Erie, Pennsylvania and raised in Houston, Texas.

She was best known for her roles in Tobe Hooper's horror cult movies The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) and in Eaten Alive (1977). She is also known for playing Linda Kasabian in the three-time Emmy-nominated miniseries Helter Skelter (1976).

Burns was found dead by family members at her Houston home, aged 65.[1] A cause of death was not given at the time, but her death was confirmed to be from a heart attack.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "'Texas Chainsaw Massacre' Star Marilyn Burns Dies at 65". Retrieved August 6, 2014.

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