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Burlesque Queen Dies In Las Vegas

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Legendary burlesque artist Dixie Evans (C) poses with dancers from the MGM Grand's Crazy Horse Paris show April 16, 2007 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for MGM)

Legendary burlesque artist Dixie Evans (C) poses with dancers from the MGM Grand’s Crazy Horse Paris show April 16, 2007 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for MGM)

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(Las Vegas, NV) — The woman known as the “Marilyn Monroe of Burlesque” has died in Sin City.

Eighty-six-year-old Dixie Evans passed away at an assisted care facility after suffering a stroke earlier this year.

Evans performed during the 1950’s and 60’s in clubs around the country, attracting such notables as Frank Sinatra and Joe DiMaggio.

In 2006, she moved to Las Vegas and founded the Burlesque Hall of Fame, which honors the art and its performers.

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