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Karen Black

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. Description above from the Wikipedia article Karen Black, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia. ​

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Jul 1, 1939 In Park Ridge, Illinois, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Oliver Twisted
Latest Project:
Movie Deadly Dolls Deepest Cuts 2018-10-01
Known For
Poster of Henry Jaglom Finds a Safe Place
Poster of Dead Girls Don't Tango
Poster of Too Bad About Jack
Poster of Fatal Encounter
Movie Oliver Twisted Mrs. Mary Happ 2021
Movie Deadly Dolls Deepest Cuts 2018-10-01
Movie Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief Herself (archive footage) 2015-01-25
Movie Bottomless Pit Karen Black 2015-10-21
Movie Wild in Blue Justine 2014-05-05
Movie Ooga Booga Mrs. Allardyce 2013-03-12
Movie She Loves Me Not Karla 2013-06-09
Movie Mommy's Little Monster Mrs. Melnick 2012-01-01
Movie Dark Blood Motel Woman 2012-09-27
Movie Oowie Wanna The Donna 2012-02-18
Movie Maria My Love Maria 2012-04-17
Movie Some Guy Who Kills People Ruth Boyd 2011-04-14
Movie Letters from the Big Man Sean's Colleague 2011-11-11
Movie BBStory: An American Film Renaissance 2010-11-23
Movie Henry Jaglom Finds a Safe Place 2010-11-23
Movie Nothing Special 2010-01-01
Movie Double Duty Annabelle 2009-12-08
Movie Stuck! 2009-11-15
Movie Repo Chick Aunt de la Chasse 2009-09-09
Movie Irene in Time Sheila Shivvers 2009-06-19
Movie No Subtitles Necessary: Laszlo & Vilmos Herself 2009-01-11
Movie A Single Woman Storyteller 2008-09-21
Movie Contamination Maxis 2008-05-01
Movie Dead Girls Don't Tango Insp. Wilson 2007-03-06
Movie Ghost Writer Renee 2007-03-09
Movie Hollywood Dreams Luna 2007-05-25
Movie One Long Night Barbara 2007-03-25
Movie Wanderlust Herself 2006-07-12
Movie Read You Like a Book Kate 2006-10-01
Movie America Brown Marianne Brown 2005-10-28
Movie Firecracker Sandra / Eleanor 2005-10-11
Movie Trailer for a Remake of Gore Vidal's Caligula Agrippina 2005-06-15
Movie Nightmare Hostel Molly 2005-01-01
Movie Harold Buttleman: Daredevil Stuntman Mrs. Buttleman 2003-05-08
Movie House of 1000 Corpses Mother Firefly 2003-04-11
Movie Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: How the Sex, Drugs and Rock 'N' Roll Generation Saved Hollywood Herself 2003-03-09
Movie Paris Chantelle 2003-06-06
Movie Best of Tromadance Film Festival: Volume 1 ("Los Vampirios Moronious" short) 2002-02-19
Movie A Light in the Darkness Mrs. Melnick 2002-01-01
Movie Curse of the Forty-Niner Aunt Nelly 2002-01-01
Movie Teknolust Dirty Dick 2002-01-01
Movie Soulkeeper Martha la Magnifica 2001-01-01
Movie Plotting 'Family Plot' Herself 2001-03-06
Series Law & Order: Criminal Intent Unknown 2001-09-30
Movie Gypsy 83 Bambi LeBleau 2001-01-01
Movie Red Dirt Aunt Summer 2000-03-17
Movie The Independent Herself 2000-11-10
Movie Mascara Aunt Eloise 1999-05-07
Movie Conceiving Ada Lady Byron / Mother Coer 1999-02-19
Series Family Guy Unknown 1999-01-31
Movie Paradise Cove Ma 1999-01-01
Movie Easy Rider: Shaking the Cage Herself 1999-10-07
Movie Charades Jude 1998-12-17
Movie Angel Blue Social Worker 1998-11-15
Movie I Woke Up Early the Day I Died Whip Lady 1998-09-13
Movie Invisible Dad Courtney Whitmer 1998-03-24
Movie Fallen Arches Lucy Romano 1998-01-01
Movie Light Speed High Priestess 1998-01-01
Series The Hunger Unknown 1997-07-20
Movie Stir Dr. Gabrielle Kessler 1997-07-01
Series E! True Hollywood Story Unknown 1996-03-29
Movie Crimetime Millicent 1996-08-01
Movie Dogtown Rose Van Horn 1996-10-01
Movie Cries of Silence Rose Walsh 1996-05-01
Movie Children of the Corn IV: The Gathering June Rhodes 1996-10-08
Movie Starstruck Bertha 1995-01-01
Movie Born to Be Wild: The Story of Easy Rider Interviewee 1995-01-01
Movie Plan 10 from Outer Space Nehor 1995-01-01
Movie Dinosaur Valley Girls Ro-Kell 1995-01-01
Movie Too Bad About Jack 1994-01-01
Movie Legend Of The Roller Blade Seven Tarot 1993-06-25
Movie Return of the Roller Blade Seven Tarot 1993-04-15
Series Tales of the City Herself 1993-09-28
Movie Bound and Gagged: A Love Story Carla 1993-10-22
Series Moon Over Miami Unknown 1993-09-15
Movie Auntie Lee's Meat Pies Auntie Lee 1992-10-21
Movie The Double 0 Kid Mrs. Elliot 1992-09-07
Movie Judgement 1992-08-05
Movie Tuesday Never Comes Michelle 1992-05-17
Movie The Player Karen Black 1992-04-03
Movie Final Judgement Mrs. Sorrel 1992-01-01
Movie Rubin & Ed Rula 1991-01-01
Movie Caged Fear Blanche 1991-01-01
Movie The Roller Blade Seven Tarot 1991-09-06
Movie Children Of The Night Karen Thompson 1991-09-06
Movie The Killers Edge Barrett 1991-04-12
Movie Quiet Fire Kim Martino 1991-10-31
Movie Evil Spirits Ella Purdy 1990-01-01
Movie Twisted Justice Mrs. Granger 1990-09-27
Movie Fatal Encounter Joan Caldwell 1990-01-01
Movie Overexposed Mrs. Trowbridge 1990-01-01
Movie Mirror Mirror Susan Gordon 1990-10-19
Movie Zapped Again! Substitute Teacher 1990-04-14
Movie The Children Sybil Lullmer 1990-05-18
Movie Night Angel Rita 1990-06-02
Movie Haunting Fear Dr. Julia Harcourt 1990-08-01
Movie Club Fed Sally Rich 1990-08-09
Movie Homer and Eddie Belle 1989-08-17
Movie Out of the Dark Ruth Wilson 1988-06-02
Movie Dixie Lanes Zelma Putnam 1988-05-03
Movie The Legendary Life of Ernest Hemingway Martha Gelhorn 1988-01-01
Movie The Invisible Kid Mom 1988-01-01
Movie Hostage Laura Lawrence 1987-10-01
Movie The Little Mermaid Sea Witch 1987-04-06
Movie It's Alive III: Island of the Alive Ellen Jarvis 1987-01-01
Movie Flight of the Spruce Goose Gloria 1986-01-17
Movie Invaders from Mars Linda Magnusson 1986-01-01
Movie Savage Dawn Rachel 1985-01-01
Movie Eternal Evil Janus 1985-01-04
Movie Martin's Day 1985-02-22
Movie Cut and Run Karin 1985-08-08
Series Murder, She Wrote Unknown 1984-09-30
Series Miami Vice Unknown 1984-09-16
Series E/R Unknown 1984-09-16
Movie Growing Pains Gladys Fitzpatrick 1984-11-11
Series The Hitchhiker Unknown 1983-11-01
Movie Can She Bake A Cherry Pie? Zee 1983-09-10
Movie Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean Joanne 1982-11-12
Series Faerie Tale Theatre Sea Witch 1982-09-11
Movie Miss Right Amy 1982-01-01
Movie The Last Horror Film Herself (uncredited) 1982-10-09
Movie Killing Heat Mary Turner 1981-08-30
Movie Separate Ways Valentine Colby 1981-05-01
Movie Chanel Solitaire Emilienne d'Alençon 1981-01-01
Movie Police Story: Confessions of a Lady Cop Investigator Evelyn Carter 1980-04-28
Movie Power Rose Vanda-Buchanan 1980-01-14
Movie Mr. Horn 1979-02-01
Movie The Last Word Paula Herbert 1979-01-01
Movie Killer Fish Kate Neville 1979-12-07
Movie In Praise Of Older Women Maya 1978-09-22
Movie The Squeeze Clarisse Saunders 1978-10-25
Movie The Strange Possession of Mrs. Oliver Miriam Oliver / Sandy 1977-02-28
Movie Capricorn One Judy Drinkwater 1977-12-10
Movie Family Plot Fran 1976-04-09
Movie Crime and Passion Susan Winters 1976-02-06
Movie Burnt Offerings Marian Rolf 1976-10-18
Movie Trilogy of Terror Julie / Millicent Larimore / Therese Larimore / Amelia 1975-03-04
Movie The Day of the Locust Faye Greener 1975-05-07
Movie Nashville Connie White 1975-06-11
Series Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11
Movie Law and Disorder Gloria 1974-10-09
Movie The Great Gatsby Myrtle Wilson 1974-03-27
Movie Rhinoceros Daisy 1974-01-21
Movie Airport 1975 Nancy Pryor 1974-10-18
Movie The Outfit Bett Harrow 1973-10-01
Movie The Pyx Elizabeth Lucy 1973-09-08
Movie Little Laura and Big John Laura 1973-05-03
Series Police Story Unknown 1973-03-20
Movie Portnoy's Complaint Mary Jane Reid 1972-06-19
Movie Cisco Pike Sue 1972-01-14
Series Ghost Story Unknown 1972-09-15
Movie A Gunfight Jenny Simms 1971-08-25
Movie Drive, He Said Olive 1971-06-13
Movie Born to Win Parm 1971-12-01
Movie Five Easy Pieces Rayette Dipesto 1970-09-12
Movie Easy Rider Karen 1969-05-07
Movie Hard Contract Ellen 1969-04-30
Series Adam-12 Unknown 1968-09-21
Series Mannix Unknown 1967-09-16
Series Judd for the Defense Unknown 1967-09-08
Series The Invaders Claudia Stone 1967-01-10
Series The Carol Burnett Show Unknown 1967-09-11
Movie You're a Big Boy Now Amy Partlett 1966-09-09
Series The F.B.I. Unknown 1965-09-19
Series The Big Valley Unknown 1965-09-15
Series Run for Your Life Unknown 1965-09-13
Movie The Prime Time 1960-04-01