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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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Born:
Jul 1, 1939 In Park Ridge, Illinois, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
147
First Appeared:
In the movie Oliver Twisted
Latest Project:
Movie Deadly Dolls Deepest Cuts 2018-10-01
Known For
Poster of Dead Girls Don't Tango
Poster of A Light in the Darkness

Karen Black Movies Filmography

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
Maria My Love
Maria 2012-04-17
Movie
Dark Blood
Motel Woman 2012-09-27
Movie
Mommy's Little Monster
Mrs. Melnick 2012-01-01
Movie
Oowie Wanna
The Donna 2012-02-18
Movie
Letters from the Big Man
Sean's Colleague 2011-11-11
Movie
Some Guy Who Kills People
Ruth Boyd 2011-04-14
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
Contamination
Maxis 2008-05-01
Movie
A Single Woman
Storyteller 2008-09-21
Movie
Hollywood Dreams
Luna 2007-05-25
Movie
Ghost Writer
Renee 2007-03-09
Movie
Dead Girls Don't Tango
Insp. Wilson 2007-03-06
Movie
One Long Night
Barbara 2007-03-25
Movie
Read You Like a Book
Kate 2006-10-01
Movie
Wanderlust
Herself 2006-07-12
Movie
America Brown
Marianne Brown 2005-10-28
Movie
Firecracker
Sandra / Eleanor 2005-10-11
Movie
Nightmare Hostel
Molly 2005-01-01
Movie
Copo de Leite
2004-01-01
Movie
Paris
Chantelle 2003-06-06
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
A Light in the Darkness
Mrs. Melnick 2002-01-01
Movie
Teknolust
Dirty Dick 2002-01-01
Movie
Curse of the Forty-Niner
Aunt Nelly 2002-01-01
Movie
Best of Tromadance Film Festival: Volume 1
("Los Vampirios Moronious" short) 2002-02-19
Series
Law & Order: Criminal Intent
Unknown 2001-09-30
Movie
The Donor
Mrs. Springle 2001-04-13
Movie
Plotting 'Family Plot'
Herself 2001-03-06
Movie
Soulkeeper
Martha la Magnifica 2001-01-01
Movie
Gypsy 83
Bambi LeBleau 2001-01-01
Movie
The Independent
Herself 2000-11-10
Movie
Red Dirt
Aunt Summer 2000-03-17
Movie
Easy Rider: Shaking the Cage
Herself 1999-10-07
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
Fallen Arches
Lucy Romano 1998-01-01
Movie
Light Speed
High Priestess 1998-01-01
Movie
I Woke Up Early the Day I Died
Whip Lady 1998-09-13
Movie
Charades
Jude 1998-12-17
Movie
Angel Blue
Social Worker 1998-11-15
Movie
Stir
Dr. Gabrielle Kessler 1997-07-01
Movie
Children of the Corn IV: The Gathering
June Rhodes 1996-10-08
Movie
Dogtown
Rose Van Horn 1996-10-01
Movie
Crimetime
Millicent 1996-08-01
Movie
Cries of Silence
Rose Walsh 1996-05-01
Series
E! True Hollywood Story
Unknown 1996-03-29
Movie
Starstruck
Bertha 1995-01-01
Movie
Plan 10 from Outer Space
Nehor 1995-01-01
Movie
Dinosaur Valley Girls
Ro-Kell 1995-01-01
Movie
Bound and Gagged: A Love Story
Carla 1993-10-22
Series
Tales of the City
Herself 1993-09-28
Movie
Legend Of The Roller Blade Seven
Tarot 1993-06-25
Movie
Return of the Roller Blade Seven
Tarot 1993-04-15
Movie
The Player
Karen Black 1992-04-03
Movie
Final Judgement
Mrs. Sorrel 1992-01-01
Movie
Tuesday Never Comes
Michelle 1992-05-17
Movie
The Double 0 Kid
Mrs. Elliot 1992-09-07
Movie
Auntie Lee's Meat Pies
Auntie Lee 1992-10-21
Movie
Judgement
1992-08-05
Movie
Caged Fear
Blanche 1991-01-01
Movie
Rubin & Ed
Rula 1991-01-01
Movie
Quiet Fire
Kim Martino 1991-10-31
Movie
The Killers Edge
Barrett 1991-04-12
Movie
The Roller Blade Seven
Tarot 1991-09-06
Movie
Children Of The Night
Karen Thompson 1991-09-06
Movie
Twisted Justice
Mrs. Granger 1990-09-27
Movie
Mirror Mirror
Susan Gordon 1990-10-19
Movie
Night Angel
Rita 1990-06-02
Movie
The Children
Sybil Lullmer 1990-05-18
Movie
Zapped Again!
Substitute Teacher 1990-04-14
Movie
Evil Spirits
Ella Purdy 1990-01-01
Movie
Fatal Encounter
Joan Caldwell 1990-01-01
Movie
Haunting Fear
Dr. Julia Harcourt 1990-08-01
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 Invisible Kid
Mom 1988-01-01
Movie
It's Alive III: Island of the Alive
Ellen Jarvis 1987-01-01
Movie
The Little Mermaid
Sea Witch 1987-04-06
Movie
Hostage
Laura Lawrence 1987-10-01
Movie
Invaders from Mars
Linda Magnusson 1986-01-01
Movie
Flight of the Spruce Goose
Gloria 1986-01-17
Movie
Cut and Run
Karin 1985-08-08
Movie
Martin's Day
1985-02-22
Movie
Eternal Evil
Janus 1985-01-04
Movie
Savage Dawn
Rachel 1985-01-01
Movie
Growing Pains
Gladys Fitzpatrick 1984-11-11
Series
Murder, She Wrote
Unknown 1984-09-30
Series
Miami Vice
Unknown 1984-09-16
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
Movie
The Last Horror Film
Herself (uncredited) 1982-10-09
Series
Faerie Tale Theatre
Sea Witch 1982-09-11
Movie
Miss Right
Amy 1982-01-01
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
Killer Fish
Kate Neville 1979-12-07
Movie
The Last Word
Paula Herbert 1979-01-01
Movie
The Squeeze
Clarisse Saunders 1978-10-25
Movie
In Praise Of Older Women
Maya 1978-09-22
Movie
Capricorn One
Judy Drinkwater 1977-12-10
Movie
The Strange Possession of Mrs. Oliver
Miriam Oliver / Sandy 1977-02-28
Movie
Burnt Offerings
Marian Rolf 1976-10-18
Movie
Family Plot
Fran 1976-04-09
Movie
Crime and Passion
Susan Winters 1976-02-06
Series
Saturday Night Live
Unknown 1975-10-11
Movie
Nashville
Connie White 1975-06-11
Movie
The Day of the Locust
Faye Greener 1975-05-07
Movie
Trilogy of Terror
Julie / Millicent Larimore / Therese Larimore / Amelia 1975-03-04
Movie
Rhinoceros
Daisy 1974-01-21
Movie
Law and Disorder
Gloria 1974-10-09
Movie
Airport 1975
Nancy Pryor 1974-10-18
Movie
The Great Gatsby
Myrtle Wilson 1974-03-27
Movie
The Pyx
Elizabeth Lucy 1973-09-08
Movie
Little Laura and Big John
Laura 1973-05-03
Movie
The Outfit
Bett Harrow 1973-10-01
Movie
Portnoy's Complaint
Mary Jane Reid 1972-06-19
Movie
Cisco Pike
Sue 1972-01-14
Movie
Born to Win
Parm 1971-12-01
Movie
A Gunfight
Jenny Simms 1971-08-25
Movie
Drive, He Said
Olive 1971-06-13
Movie
Five Easy Pieces
Rayette Dipesto 1970-09-12
Movie
Easy Rider
Karen 1969-05-07
Movie
Hard Contract
Ellen 1969-04-30
Series
The Carol Burnett Show
Unknown 1967-09-11
Movie
You're a Big Boy Now
Amy Partlett 1966-09-09
Series
The Big Valley
Unknown 1965-09-15
Movie
The Prime Time
1960-04-01