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 Posted:   Aug 8, 2013 - 10:54 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

1973's LITTLE LAURA AND BIG JOHN was a crime drama loosely based on the lives of John Ashley, his girl friend, “Queen of the Everglades” Laura Upthegrove, and the exploits of the Ashley Gang in southeast Florida from the early 1900s through the 1920s. The gang terrorized the area with bank robbery, hijacking, bootlegging, murder and running liquor between the Bahamas and Stuart, FL Co-star Fabian Forte had previously played gangster Pretty Boy Floyd in 1970's A BULLET FOR PRETTY BOY.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 8, 2013 - 11:11 PM   
 By:   Octoberman   (Member)

I loved/love her work. I don't think I ever saw her in something I didn't like.
Some people approach their craft fearlessly and I think she was one of them.
RIP, Ms. Black.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 9, 2013 - 12:22 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

liked her believable performance as earl macklin's girlfriend in The Outfit.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 9, 2013 - 1:37 AM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

liked her believable performance as earl macklin's girlfriend in The Outfit.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 9, 2013 - 1:41 AM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

Black had top-billing for the first time in the 1973 Canadian thriller THE PYX, also known as "The Hooker Cult Murders."

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 9, 2013 - 1:45 AM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

Black starred in this 1974 production for the American Film Theatre.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 9, 2013 - 1:49 AM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

Black played Myrtle Wilson in the 1974 adaptation of THE GREAT GATSBY.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 9, 2013 - 1:57 AM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

Black took a small role in this 1974 comedy for director Ivan Passer (BORN TO WIN).

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 9, 2013 - 2:02 AM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

Karen Black showed how easy it was to fly a 747 in AIRPORT 1975.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 9, 2013 - 2:14 AM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

One of Black's most well-remembered films is this 1975 TV-movie--particularly the final segment about a devil doll that comes to life. Black played four different roles in the film's three segments.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 9, 2013 - 2:23 AM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

In 1975's THE DAY OF THE LOCUST, Karen Black played an aspiring actress. In the film, there is a scene where Black's character “Faye Greener” anxiously watches a movie to see her small role. Footage of Black as Faye was cut into Twentieth Century-Fox’s 1937 release, "Ali Baba Goes on the Town," which starred Eddie Cantor.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 9, 2013 - 4:27 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

I know her mostly through her association with Jack Nicholson -- my alltime favourite actor. Sorry to hear about her death in such a relatively young age.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 9, 2013 - 5:01 AM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

Burnt Offerings is the greatest movie ever made.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 9, 2013 - 10:35 AM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

Black was part of the all-star ensemble cast of 1975's NASHVILLE.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 9, 2013 - 10:39 AM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

Burnt Offerings is the greatest movie ever made.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 9, 2013 - 10:46 AM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

Black worked for director Ivan Passer for the third time in this little-seen 1976 drama, which has never had a DVD release. Vangelis scored the film.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 9, 2013 - 11:04 AM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

Black had the lead in Hitchcock's final film, from 1976.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 9, 2013 - 11:11 AM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

Black made a "special appearance" in this 1977 thriller.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 9, 2013 - 11:22 AM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

This explicit 1978 film was the very first movie screened at the newly-created Toronto Film Festival. An unrated version six minutes longer than the R-rated version was screened in Quebec. That unrated version was later released on video in English.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 9, 2013 - 11:38 AM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

This 1978 Italian crime film was not released in the U.S. until 1981, when Maverick Pictures International released it as THE SQUEEZE. Anthony M. Dawson (Antonio Margheriti) directed. Dawson was best known as the director of 1960s Italian sci-fi films such as THE WAR OF THE PLANETS.

 
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