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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MOVIE CREDITS:
1976: Fran - Family Plot
1976: Marian Rolf - Burnt Offerings
1995: Nehor - Plan 10 from Outer Space
1990: Ella Purdy - Evil Spirits
1992: Auntie Lee - Auntie Lee's Meat Pies
1991: Karen Thompson - Children Of The Night
1998: Courtney Whitmer - Invisible Dad
1975: Julie / Millicent Larimore / Therese Larimore / Amelia - Trilogy of Terror
2005: Sandra / Eleanor - Firecracker
2009: Stuck!
1990: Susan Gordon - Mirror Mirror
1981: Valentine Colby - Separate Ways
1973: Elizabeth Lucy - The Pyx
1981: Mary Turner - Gräset sjunger
1978: Maya - In Praise Of Older Women
1983: Zee - Can She Bake A Cherry Pie?
2013: Mrs. Allardyce - Ooga Booga
2012: The Donna - Oowie Wanna
1973: Laura - Little Laura and Big John
1975: Faye Greener - The Day of the Locust
1988: Ruth Wilson - Out of the Dark
1986: Linda Magnusson - Invaders from Mars
1973: Bett Harrow - The Outfit
1974: Nancy Pryor - Airport 1975
1979: Kate Neville - Killer Fish
1987: Ellen Jarvis - It's Alive III: Island of the Alive
1971: Olive - Drive, He Said
2000: Aunt Summer - Red Dirt
1985: Janus - Eternal Evil
2012: Maria - Maria My Love
1976: Susan Winters - Ace Up My Sleeve
1991: Barrett - The Killers Edge
1978: Clarisse Saunders - The Squeeze
1972: Mary Jane Reid - Portnoy's Complaint
1977: Miriam Oliver / Sandy - The Strange Possession of Mrs. Oliver
2002: Aunt Nelly - Curse of the Forty-Niner
1988: Zelma Putnam - Dixie Lanes
1980: Investigator Evelyn Carter - Police Story: Confessions of a Lady Cop
2015: Karen Black - Bottomless Pit
1986: Gloria - Flight of the Spruce Goose
2018: Deadly Dolls Deepest Cuts
2010: Henry Jaglom Finds a Safe Place
2001: Mrs. Springle - The Donor
Anne - Because He's My Friend
1993: Maria Vandermeer - The Trust
1971: Parm - Born to Win
1996: June Rhodes - Children of the Corn IV: The Gathering
2001: Bambi LeBleau - Gypsy 83
1970: Rayette Dipesto - Five Easy Pieces
1991: Rula - Rubin & Ed
2001: Martha la Magnifica - Soulkeeper
1982: Joanne - Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean
2011: Ruth Boyd - Some Guy Who Kills People
1972: Sue - Cisco Pike
1985: Rachel - Savage Dawn
1991: Tarot - Legend of the Roller Blade Seven
1974: Gloria - Law and Disorder
2010: Nothing Special
1992: Judgement
1987: Laura Lawrence - Hostage
1974: Daisy - Rhinoceros
2008: Maxis - Contamination
1980: Rose Vanda-Buchanan - Power
1996: Rose Walsh - Cries of Silence
1979: Paula Herbert - The Last Word
2001: Herself - Plotting 'Family Plot'
1998: High Priestess - Light Speed
1994: Too Bad About Jack
1992: Michelle - Tuesday Never Comes
1990: Joan Caldwell - Fatal Encounter
Evelyn - The Wacky Adventures of Dr. Boris and Nurse Shirley
2003: Mother Firefly - House of 1000 Corpses
1975: Connie White - Nashville
1974: Myrtle Wilson - The Great Gatsby
1995: Ro-Kell - Dinosaur Valley Girls
1989: Belle - Homer and Eddie
2007: Renee - Suffering Man's Charity
1971: Jenny Simms - A Gunfight
2006: Herself - Wanderlust
1999: Lady Byron / Mother Coer - Conceiving Ada
2012: Mrs. Melnick - Mommy's Little Monster
2009: Sheila Shivvers - Irene in Time
1996: Rose Van Horn - Dogtown
1993: Carla - Bound and Gagged: A Love Story
1998: Jude - Charades
1991: Kim Martino - Quiet Fire
1982: Amy - Miss Right
1998: Lucy Romano - Fallen Arches
1979: Mr. Horn
2002: Dirty Dick - Teknolust
1995: Interviewee - Born to Be Wild: The Story of Easy Rider
2002: Mrs. Melnick - A Light in the Darkness
2007: Insp. Wilson - Dead Girls Don't Tango
2006: Kate - Read You Like a Book
1988: Mom - The Invisible Kid
2007: Barbara - One Long Night
1990: Rita - Night Angel
1996: Millicent - Crimetime
1985: Martin's Day
2005: Molly - Dr. Rage
1991: Blanche - Caged Fear
1993: Tarot - Return of the Roller Blade Seven
1988: Martha Gelhorn - The Legendary Life of Ernest Hemingway
2014: Justine - Wild in Blue
2012: Motel Woman - Dark Blood
2010: BBStory: An American Film Renaissance
1981: Emilienne d'Alençon - Chanel Solitaire
1995: Bertha - Starstruck
1990: Mrs. Trowbridge - Overexposed
1987: Sea Witch - The Little Mermaid
Mrs. Mary Happ - Oliver Twisted
2008: Storyteller - A Single Woman
2003: Mrs. Buttleman - Harold Buttleman: Daredevil Stuntman
1994: Fertile La Toyah Video Magazine #2: The Kinky Issue!
1990: Dr. Julia Harcourt - Haunting Fear
2009: Herself - No Subtitles Necessary: Laszlo & Vilmos
1990: Sally Rich - Club Fed
2013: Karla - She Loves Me Not
1960: Betty - The Prime Time
1992: Mrs. Elliot - The Double 0 Kid
1999: Herself - Easy Rider: Shaking the Cage
2009: Annabelle - Double Duty
1969: Karen - Easy Rider
2005: Marianne Brown - America Brown
2005: Agrippina - Trailer for a Remake of Gore Vidal's Caligula
2007: Luna - Hollywood Dreams
1977: Judy Drinkwater - Capricorn One
1992: Mrs. Sorrel - Final Judgement
1997: Dr. Gabrielle Kessler - Stir
2002: ("Los Vampirios Moronious" short) - Best of Tromadance Film Festival: Volume 1
1966: Amy Partlett - You're a Big Boy Now
1990: Sybil Lullmer - The Children
1990: Mrs. Granger - Twisted Justice
2011: Sean's Colleague - Letters from the Big Man
2003: Chantelle - Paris
2000: Herself - The Independent
1993: Tarot - Legend Of The Roller Blade Seven
1969: Ellen - Hard Contract
1999: Aunt Eloise - Mascara
1984: Gladys Fitzpatrick - Growing Pains
2009: Aunt de la Chasse - Repo Chick
1985: Karin - Inferno in diretta
1998: Social Worker - Angel Blue
2015: Herself (archive footage) - Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief
1999: Ma - Paradise Cove
1990: Substitute Teacher - Zapped Again!
1998: Whip Lady - I Woke Up Early the Day I Died
2003: Herself - Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: How the Sex, Drugs and Rock 'N' Roll Generation Saved Hollywood
1992: Karen Black - The Player

TV CREDITS:
1984: Miami Vice
1965: The F.B.I.
1968: Adam-12
1965: The Big Valley
1984: Murder, She Wrote
1999: Family Guy
1967: Mannix
1996: E! True Hollywood Story
2001: Law & Order: Criminal Intent
1993: Moon Over Miami
1973: Police Story
1984: E/R
1983: The Hitchhiker
1967: Judd for the Defense
1965: Run for Your Life
1997: The Hunger
1972: Ghost Story
1975: Saturday Night Live
1982: Sea Witch - Faerie Tale Theatre
1967: The Carol Burnett Show
1967: Claudia Stone - The Invaders
1993: Herself - Tales of the City