Wilsondale, West Virginia
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The Hottest Blaze in Burlesque
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Legendary stripper and burlesque dancer Blaze Starr was born Fannie Belle Fleming in 1932 in Wilsondale, West Virginia. Her parents were Lora Evans and Goodlow Mullins. Blaze left home and moved to Washington, D.C. while only in her mid-teens. She was discovered by her first manager Red Snyder working as either a hat-check girl or at a doughnut shop. Starr got her stage name from Snyder, but nonetheless still left him after he attempted to rape her. With her fiery red hair, shapely and voluptuous 38D-24-37 figure, and sultry, energetic and captivating stage presence (her stage routines included a comedic exploding coach gag and having a large trained black panther untie a ribbon on her costume which made it fall to the floor), Blaze became a major headliner at the Two O`Clock Club in Baltimore, Maryland and earned the nicknames "Miss Spontaneous Combustion" and "The Hottest Blaze in Burlesque." Starr made $1,500 dollars per week at the peak of her stripping career. Among the men`s magazines she appeared in at the height of her fame are "Sizzle," "Ace," "Scamp," "Sir!," "Best for Men," "Rogue," and "Modern Man." Moreover, Starr posed for pictures for noted fetish photographer Irving Klaw. Blaze achieved her greatest notoriety in the late 50s as the paramour for Louisiana state governor Earl Kemp Long; this affair inspired the 1989 feature film "Blaze," which even has a cameo from Ms. Starr as a stripper. She portrayed herself in the immensely popular Doris Wishman nudie cutie romp "Blaze Starr Goes Nudist." In 1974 Starr wrote the autobiographical book "Blaze Starr: My Life as Told to Huey Perry." Blaze retired from stripping in 1983. In 1989 Starr had become a gemologist who spent several holiday seasons selling hand-crafted jewelry at the Carrolltowne Mall in Eldersburg, Maryland. Blaze Starr now owns and operates the Two O`Clock Club in Baltimore, Maryland.
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Fannie Belle Fleming
Blaze Starr -- My Life as Told to Huey Perry
Blaze Starr (born Fannie Belle Fleming, January 1, 1932) is an American former stripper and American burlesque star. Her vivacious presence and inventive use of stage props earned her the nickname "The Hottest Blaze in Burlesque". She was also known for her affair with Louisiana governor Earl Long. The 1989 film Blaze was based on her memoir.
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Stripper, American burlesque star, nude model, actress, gemologist
1950-1983, as stripper 1956-1989(in several mostly cameo appearances) as actress 1989-present (as gemologist)
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