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Sally Marr

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.

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