Burns is best known for her role in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974); an incredible film that owes so much to her unforgettable, raw performance as Sally Hardesty (considered by many to be the first final girl). Her portrayal of fear and madness in TCM–her will to survive– will continue to shock and amaze generation after generation of new horror fans as they discover this classic.
Sally will live on, in our hearts and on our screens, forever.
Thank you, Marilyn. You will be missed.