Sally K. Marr, a former vaudeville and burlesque comedian and the mother of Lenny Bruce, died Sunday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center of heart failure. She was 90.
A native of Long Island, she began her career as a teenage dancer, which she later parlayed into a vaudeville act and comic act.
She later moved to the West Coast to be with her son, a rising comic at the time.
She appeared in several films including “Harry and Tonto” (1974).
In 1994 Joan Rivers portrayed Marr in the Broadway play “Sally Marr … and Her Escorts,” which preemed at the Helen Hayes Theater.
Services will be at noon Thursdayat Eden Memorial Park in Mission Hills. A memorial service is planned for January.
Marr is survived by a granddaughter, Kitty Bruce.