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Marilyn Burns (I) (1949–2014)


Marilyn Burns was born on May 7, 1949 in Erie, Pennsylvania, and raised in Houston, Texas. She was one of the original scream queens, remembered primarily for her role in The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974). Her follow-up appearance was in Hooper's Eaten Alive (1976), where she played a vacationer who unwittingly stumbles upon a hotel run by a ... See full bio »

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(age 65) in Houston, Texas, USA

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Known For

Eaten Alive
(1976)
Helter Skelter
Helter Skelter Linda Kasabian
(1976)
Texas Chainsaw 3D
Texas Chainsaw 3D Verna / Sally Hardesty (archive footage)
(2013)

Filmography

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 2014/I Sacrament
Beulah Standifer
 2012 Butcher Boys
Ruth
 2009 Radio Needles (TV Movie)
Dr. Cooper
 2008 West of Brooklyn
Miranda Pascuzzi
 2008 The Wrong Mr. Johnson
Mrs. Wallace
 2006/I No Place Like Home
Claire
 2006 Veiled Truth (TV Movie)
Martha
 2005/I In the Blink of an Eye
Katherine Thompson
 2005 River's End
Sandra Rogers
 2004 Raspberry & Lavender
Mrs. Pointer
 2003 The Handler (TV Series)
Anna
- Dirty White Collar (2003) ... Anna (uncredited)
 2003 Descendant
Dr. White
 2002 Town Diary
Susan
 2002 Woman on Fire
Marilyn
 2002 Family Law (TV Series)
Fran
- Big Brother (2002) ... Fran
 2000 Felicity (TV Series)
Grace
- And to All a Good Night (2000) ... Grace (uncredited)
 2000 Impact
Diane
 2000 Bull (TV Series)
Amanda
- Visit (2000) ... Amanda
 1999 Do You Wanna Dance?
Karen Hoffman
 1998 Madame le consul (TV Series)
Jane
- L'orpheline du bayou (1998) ... Jane
 1998 Michael Hayes (TV Series)
Sally
- Under Color of Law (1998) ... Sally
 1998 Soldier of Fortune, Inc. (TV Series)
Rebecca
- When the Hammer Falls (1998) ... Rebecca
 1998 Ask Harriet (TV Series)
Rachel
- Turn Your Head & Kafka (1998) ... Rachel
 1997 Total Security (TV Series)
Mrs. Waterson
- One Wedding and a Funeral (1997) ... Mrs. Waterson
 1997 Married to a Stranger (TV Movie)
Doris
 1997 Two (TV Series)
Julie
- The Nun Story (1997) ... Julie
 1996 Father Frost
Mrs. Sterling
 1996 Lush Life (TV Series)
Patricia
- The Lush Hex (1996) ... Patricia
 1995 Lover's Knot
Meg
 1995 Forever Knight (TV Series)
Melissa Young
- Beyond the Law (1995) ... Melissa Young
 1993 Stone Soup
Madeline
 1992 Street Legal (TV Series)
Lois
- Persistence of Vision (1992) ... Lois
 1991 Street Justice (TV Series)
Susie
- The Group (1991) ... Susie
 1991 Charlie's Ear
Debra Rogers
 1991 The Pianist
Daphne
 1990 The New Adam-12 (TV Series)
Norma
- Kid Kop (1990) ... Norma
 1990 Memories of Murder (TV Movie)
Helen
 1990 The Young Riders (TV Series)
Miranda
- Hard Time (1990) ... Miranda
 1989 Knight & Daye (TV Series)
Dr. Anderson
- New York! New York? (1989) ... Dr. Anderson
 1988 Hooperman (TV Series)
Kate Friskin
- We'll Always Have Paris (1988) ... Kate Friskin
 1988 Werewolf (TV Series)
Sharon
- Blind Luck (1988) ... Sharon
 1987 Check It Out (TV Series)
Emily
- The Naked Truth (1987) ... Emily
 1987 Head of the Class (TV Series)
Mandy
- Child of the 60's (1987) ... Mandy (uncredited)
 1987 My Sister Sam (TV Series)
 1987 Three Wishes for Jamie (TV Movie)
Gloria Richards
 1986 Knots Landing (TV Series)
Kelly
- Brothers and Mothers (1986) ... Kelly
 1986 St. Elsewhere (TV Series)
Pamela
- Family Affair (1986) ... Pamela
 1986 Crazy Like a Fox (TV Series)
Marlene
- Hearing Is Believing (1986) ... Marlene
 1985 Our Family Honor (TV Series)
Carol
- Mark of Cain (1985) ... Carol
 1985 Stir Crazy (TV Series)
Kendra
- Sulky Race (1985) ... Kendra
 1985 Future-Kill
Dorothy Grim
 1985 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Tina
 1984 Simon & Simon (TV Series)
Lyndslay
- Our Fair City (1984) ... Lyndslay
 1984 Shattered Vows (TV Movie)
Caroline
 1984 The Boy Who Loved Trolls (TV Movie)
Marie
 1984 Kate & Allie (TV Series)
Meredith
- Diner (1984) ... Meredith
 1984 California Cowboys
Carmen
 1984 Legmen (TV Series)
Mary Ann
- How the Other Half Dies (1984) ... Mary Ann
 1984 Lottery! (TV Series)
Emma
- San Diego: Bingo! (1984) ... Emma
 1983 Two Kinds of Love (TV Movie)
Melanie
 1983 For Love and Honor (TV Series)
Laurie
- N.O.K. Hagedorn (1983) ... Laurie
 1983 CHiPs (TV Series)
Allison
- High Times (1983) ... Allison
 1981 Kiss Daddy Goodbye
Nora Dennis
 1981 A Small Killing (TV Movie)
Catherine
 1980 Desperate Voyage (TV Movie)
Jenny
 1980 When the Whistle Blows (TV Series)
Angela Dunne
- Beauty Pageant (1980) ... Angela Dunne
 1980 Stone (TV Series)
Brenda
 1980 OHMS (TV Movie)
Judy
 1979 The Waltons (TV Series)
Deborah
- The Wager (1979) ... Deborah
 1978 Return Engagement (TV Movie)
Alice
 1978 Five Days from Home
Angie
 1977 Future Cop (TV Series)
Wanda
- Fighting O'Haven (1977) ... Wanda (uncredited)
 1976 Eaten Alive
Faye
 1976 The Winds of Autumn
Desiree
 1976 The New Daughters of Joshua Cabe (TV Movie)
Lucy
 1976 Helter Skelter (TV Movie)
Linda Kasabian
 1976 One Day at a Time (TV Series)
Sarah
- Julie's Job (1976) ... Sarah
 1976 Jigsaw John (TV Series)
Jill Hayden
- Too Much, Too Soon (1976) ... Jill Hayden
 1975 Bronk (TV Series)
 1975 The Rookies (TV Series)
Nancy
- Reading, Writing and Angel Dust (1975) ... Nancy
 1975 Sunshine (TV Series)
Stella
- Father Nature (1975) ... Stella
 1975 The Big Rip-Off (TV Movie)
Natalie
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Height:

5' 2" (1.57 m)
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Trivia:

In "The Texas Chain Saw Massacre" Gunnar Hansen could run faster than Marilyn, so he had to do random things when chasing her through the woods (you'll notice in one head-on shot that he starts slicing up tree branches in the background). See more »

Nickname:

The Queen of Screams See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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