Blaze Starr

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Birthday
10, 1932
Birthplace
West Virginia
Death Date
Jun 15, 2015 (83)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
10, 1932
Birthplace
West Virginia
Death Date
Jun 15, 2015 (83)

About

Remembered for her comedic burlesque act, the entertainer known as Blaze Starr had a much-publicized affair with Louisiana politician Earl Kemp Long and penned a memoir, Blaze, that inspired a 1989 movie of the same title.

Before Fame

She began performing after being scouted in Washington, D.C. while working as a doughnut seller.

Trivia

After giving up her career as a comedienne and burlesque dancer, she became a jewelry maker.

Family Life

One of eleven children born to Goodlow and Lora Fleming, Fannie Belle Fleming (later known by the stage name Blaze Starr) spent her youth in Wilsondale, West Virginia.

Associated With

She was once arrested by police officer and future Philadelphia mayor Frank Rizzo.

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