Karen Black

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Karen Black (July 1, 1939 – August 8, 2013) was an American actress, screenwriter, singer and songwriter. She is noted for appearing in such films as Easy Rider, Five Easy Pieces, The Great Gatsby, The Day of the Locust, Nashville, Airport 1975, and Alfred Hitchcock's final film, Family Plot. Over the course of her career, she won two Golden Globe Awards (out of three nominations), and an Academy Award nomination in 1970 for Best Supporting Actress, among numerous other honors.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Karen Black (July 1, 1939 – August 8, 2013) was an American actress, screenwriter, singer and songwriter. She is noted for appearing in such films as Easy Rider, Five Easy Pieces, The Great Gatsby, The Day of the Locust, Nashville, Airport 1975, and Alfred Hitchcock's final film, Family Plot. Over the course of her career, she won two Golden Globe Awards (out of three nominations), and an Academy Award nomination in 1970 for Best Supporting Actress, among numerous other honors.

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Personal Info

Gender Female

Known Credits 143

Birthday 1939-07-01

Day of Death 2013-08-08

Place of Birth Park Ridge, Illinois, USA

Adult Actor False

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2015 Bottomless Pit as Karen Black
2015 Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief as Herself (archive footage)
2014 Wild in Blue
2013 She Loves Me Not as Karla
2013 Ooga Booga as Mrs. Allardyce
2012 Dark Blood as Motel Woman
2012 Maria My Love as Maria
2012 OowieWanna as The Donna
2012 Mommy's Little Monster
2011 Letters from the Big Man as Sean's Colleague
2011 Some Guy Who Kills People as Ruth Boyd
2010 BBStory
2010 Nothing Special
2009 Stuck!
2009 Irene in Time as Sheila Shivvers
2009 No Subtitles Necessary: Laszlo & Vilmos as Herself
2008 Contamination as Maxis
2007 Hollywood Dreams as Luna
2007 One Long Night as Barbara
2007 Ghost Writer as Renee
2006 Wanderlust as Herself
2005 America Brown as Marianne Brown
2005 Firecracker as Sandra / Eleanor
2005 Trailer for a Remake of Gore Vidal's Caligula as Agrippina
2005 Nightmare Hostel as Molly
2003 Paris as Chantelle
2003 House of 1000 Corpses as Mother Firefly
2002 Curse of the Forty-Niner as Aunt Nelly
2001 Law & Order: Criminal Intent(1 episode)
2001 Plotting 'Family Plot'
2001 Gypsy 83 as Bambi LeBleau
2001 Soulkeeper as Martha la Magnifica
2000 The Independent as Herself
2000 Red Dirt as Aunt Summer
1999 Mascara as Aunt Eloise
1999 Conceiving Ada as Lady Byron / Mother Coer
1999 Family Guy(1 episode)
1998 Charades as Jude
1998 Angel Blue as Social Worker
1998 I Woke Up Early The Day I Died as Whip Lady
1998 Invisible Dad as Courtney Whitmer
1998 Light Speed
1998 Fallen Arches as Lucy Romano
1997 The Hunger(1 episode)
1997 Stir as Dr. Gabrielle Kessler
1997 The Hunger. El Lado Salvaje del Deseo
1997 Papá invisible
1996 Children of the Corn IV: The Gathering as June Rhodes
1996 Dogtown as Rose Van Horn
1996 Crimetime as Millicent
1996 Cries of Silence as Rose Walsh
1996 E! True Hollywood Story(1 episode)
1995 Dinosaur Valley Girls as Ro-Kell
1995 Plan 10 from Outer Space as Nehor
1993 Bound and Gagged: A Love Story as Carla
1993 Moon Over Miami(1 episode)
1993 Tales of the City(6 episodes)
1993 Return of the Roller Blade Seven as Tarot
1992 Auntie Lee's Meat Pies as Auntie Lee
1992 Double O Kid as Mrs. Elliot
1992 Judgement
1992 Caged Fear as Blanche
1992 The Player as Herself
1992 Final Judgement as Mrs. Sorrel
1991 Quiet Fire as Kim Martino
1991 Children Of The Night as Karen Thompson
1991 The Roller Blade Seven as Tarot
1991 Blood Money as Barrett
1991 Rubin and Ed as Rula
1990 Mirror Mirror as Susan Gordon
1990 Twisted Justice as Mrs. Granger
1990 Club Fed as Sally Rich
1990 Haunting Fear as Dr. Julia Harcourt
1990 The Children as Sybil Lullmer
1990 Zapped Again!
1990 Evil Spirits as Ella Purdy
1990 Night Angel as Rita
1990 Overexposed
1989 Homer and Eddie as Belle
1988 Out of the Dark as Ruth Wilson
1988 Dixie Lanes as Zelma Putnam
1988 The Invisible Kid as Mom
1988 The Legendary Life of Ernest Hemingway as Martha Gelhorn
1987 Hostage
1987 It's Alive III: Island of the Alive as Ellen
1986 Invaders from Mars as Linda Magnusson
1985 Cut and Run as Karin
1985 Martin's Day
1985 The Blue Man as Janus
1985 Savage Dawn as Rachel
1984 Growing Pains as Gladys Fitzpatrick
1984 Murder, She Wrote(1 episode)
1984 Miami Vice(1 episode)
1984 E/R(3 episodes)
1983 The Hitchhiker(1 episode)
1983 Can She Bake A Cherry Pie? as Zee
1982 Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean as Joanne
1982 Miss Right as Amy
1981 Killing Heat as Mary Turner
1981 Separate Ways as Valentine Colby
1981 Chanel Solitaire as Emilienne d'Alençon
1980 Police Story: Confessions of a Lady Cop as Investigator Evelyn Carter
1980 Power as Rose Vanda-Buchanan
1979 Killer Fish as Kate Neville
1979 Mr. Horn
1979 The Last Word as Paula Herbert
1978 The Squeeze as Clarisse Saunders
1978 In Praise Of Older Women as Maya
1977 Capricorn One as Judy Drinkwater
1977 The Strange Possession of Mrs. Oliver as Miriam Oliver / Sandy
1976 Burnt Offerings as Marian Rolf
1976 Crime and Passion as Susan Winters
1976 Family Plot as Fran
1975 Saturday Night Live(2 episodes)
1975 Nashville as Connie White
1975 The Day of the Locust as Faye Greener
1975 Trilogy of Terror as Julie / Millicent Larimore / Therese Larimore / Amelia
1974 Airport 1975 as Nancy Pryor
1974 Law and Disorder as Gloria
1974 The Great Gatsby as Myrtle Wilson
1974 Rhinoceros as Daisy
1973 The Outfit as Bett Harrow
1973 Police Story(1 episode)
1973 The Pyx as Elizabeth Lucy
1973 Little Laura and Big John as Laura
1972 Portnoy's Complaint as Mary Jane Reid
1972 Ghost Story(1 episode)
1972 Cisco Pike as Sue
1971 Born to Win as Parm
1971 A Gunfight as Jenny Simms
1971 Drive, He Said as Olive
1970 Five Easy Pieces as Rayette Dipesto
1969 Easy Rider as Karen
1969 Hard Contract as Ellen
1968 Adam-12(1 episode)
1967 Mannix(1 episode)
1967 Judd for the Defense(1 episode)
1966 You're a Big Boy Now as Amy Partlett
1965 The F.B.I.(1 episode)
1965 The Big Valley(1 episode)
1965 Run for Your Life(1 episode)
1960 The Prime Time

Writing

1998 Charades … Writer
1997 Men … Screenplay

Sound

1975 Nashville … Music

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