Blaze Starr

Posted: Jan 25, 2013

Date of Birth
1 January 1932, Wilsondale, West Virginia, USA Birth Name
Fannie Belle Fleming Height
5' 6" (1.68 m) Mini Biography
Legendary 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, DC, 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. 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.