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Burlesque dancer Blaze Starr dies at 83

Burlesque dancer Blaze Starr dies at 83

Blaze Starr, the performer who brought to The Block a playful version of stripping that combined the flair of an entertainer and the attitude of a satirist, died Monday at a hospital in Williamson, W.Va. She was 83. Ms. Starr, who became a successful businesswoman as owner of the 2 O'Clock Club on East Baltimore Street, was so unthreatening to local morals that she appeared in an advertising campaign for Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. "She was always a lady who had a flair for show business," said Thomas J. D'Alesandro III, who was mayor when Ms. Starr performed on The Block. "She had a lot of kindness in her heart, especially for veterans. "We would go...

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