Funeral services set for Blaze Starr

Blaze Starr will be laid to rest Friday.

Blaze Starr, the West Virginia-born stripper and burlesque queen who became a fixture on Baltimore's Block beginning in the 1950s and whose in-the-open affair with Louisiana Governor Earl Long was made into the 1989 movie "Blaze," will be laid to rest Friday following funeral services in a Warfield, Ky., funeral home.

Starr, who was born Fannie Belle Fleming in Wilsondale, W. Va., died Monday at age 83.

A public visitation is set for 6 p.m.-9 p.m. today at the Richmond-Callahan Funeral Home in Warfield, Ky., about 20 miles from Wilsondale and just across the West Virginia state line, with funeral services at 2 p.m. Friday.

Burial will be in the family cemetery in Wilsondale.

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