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OBIT: actress Sally Marks, 82

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MILWAUKEE (WSAU)   Milwaukee movie actress Sally Marks has died. The 82-year-old Marks died from cancer on December 7, but the death was not publicized until now because the family delayed making funeral arrangements.

A celebration of her life – with music from a jazz band – is scheduled for January 27th at Milwaukee’s Italian Community Center.

Marks’ first movie role came when she was six. She portrayed Dorothy Lamour as a child in the 1936 film “The Jungle Princess.” She went on to perform in five more movies, with giants of the era like Spencer Tracy and Hedy Lamarr. Marks left Hollywood when her mother died. But in 2007, she returned to acting – this time, on Milwaukee’s live theater stages. She had nine roles on-stage in plays that included “Steel Magnolias,” “Death Trap,” and “Naughty Children.”

Sally Marks is survived by her husband Robb, three step-children, and four grand-children.

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