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 Posted:   Aug 8, 2013 - 4:11 PM   
 By:   Alfachrger   (Member)

Very sad news.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/movies/2013/08/08/five-easy-pieces-star-karen-black-dead-at-74/2633669/

Even sadder in the good old USA.

http://www.deadline.com/2013/03/five-easy-pieces-actress-karen-black-fighting-cancer-via-crowdfunding-appeal/

 
 Posted:   Aug 8, 2013 - 4:15 PM   
 By:   Ron Pulliam   (Member)

RIP, dear heart!

 
 Posted:   Aug 8, 2013 - 4:23 PM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

I thought she was excellent in a heartbreaking role--and with not much screen time--in the 1973 film THE OUTFIT.

 
 Posted:   Aug 8, 2013 - 4:31 PM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

She did a lot of work that so many of us have enjoyed.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 8, 2013 - 4:42 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

Karen Black made her film debut in this 1960 programmer produced by exploitation film legend Herschell Gordon Lewis (BLOOD FEAST, THE WIZARD OF GORE).

 
 Posted:   Aug 8, 2013 - 4:47 PM   
 By:   Essankay   (Member)

When I read of Ms. Black's efforts to raise money for her treatment in Europe I knew things were bad. I'm saddened to hear this but at least her suffering is now over. I think I'll watch NASHVILLE tonight in her honor.

RIP Karen Black.

 
 Posted:   Aug 8, 2013 - 4:51 PM   
 By:   ZapBrannigan   (Member)

AIRPORT 1975 is one of my all-time favorite movies, and she was terrific in it.

I will always think of my man Charlton imploring her to "Climb, Baby. Climb!"

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 8, 2013 - 4:51 PM   
 By:   zooba   (Member)

Always thought she was super sexy cat like when I was a kid. She would have made a great Catwoman. Loved her delivery and enjoyed her in CAPRICORN ONE. I was lucky to meet her and her young son on the set of INVADERS FROM MARS, sharing some fun conversation. She told me O.J. was a real hound on a photo shoot for CAPRICORN ONE. She said he was trying to get friendly with her and all the ladies around. She was a funny and sweet lady.

May she Rest in Peace and condolences to family, friends and colleagues.

Will always also remember her in TRILOGY OF TERROR. She was great in that.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 8, 2013 - 5:38 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

That was a funny way to respect someone who has died, display a political fight. I will just say one thing one has to be alive first before you can worry about how healthy you are. One side couldn't give a s--- about anything really, the other side sometimes could do better, but such is the human being.

 
 Posted:   Aug 8, 2013 - 6:04 PM   
 By:   SBD   (Member)

I'd heard about her health troubles of late. I suppose she wasn't much longer for this world.

In particular, I enjoyed seeing her in CAPRICORN ONE.

 
 Posted:   Aug 8, 2013 - 8:01 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

AIRPORT 1975 is one of my all-time favorite movies, and she was terrific in it.


I remember seeing this in the theater with a friend. I was very young. What I remember above all else was the huge crush I had on her while watching the film. R.I.P

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 8, 2013 - 9:13 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

Karen Black's 1966 breakthrough film was also a milestone for Francis Ford Coppola.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 8, 2013 - 9:35 PM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

Mrs. Allardyce?

Mrs. Allardyce?

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 8, 2013 - 9:40 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

After appearing in the James Coburn thriller HARD CONTRACT, Black had her next major role in 1969's EASY RIDER.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 8, 2013 - 9:49 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

Black re-teamed with Jack Nicholson for 1970's FIVE EASY PIECES. She was nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her performance, and won that award from the Golden Globes, the New York Film Critics Circle and the National Board of Review.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 8, 2013 - 10:01 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

Black and Nicholson worked together for a third time when he directed her in this 1971 film.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 8, 2013 - 10:14 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

Black played a saloon hostess attracted to ex-gunfighter Johnny Cash in this 1971 film.


 
 
 Posted:   Aug 8, 2013 - 10:31 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

Black played the girlfriend of junkie George Segal in 1971's BORN TO WIN, the first American feature-length film for Czechoslavakian director Ivan Passer.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 8, 2013 - 10:44 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

1972's CISCO PIKE marked the first screen appearance of singer-songwriter Kristofferson.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 8, 2013 - 10:48 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

Black was the object of Richard Benjamin's lust in 1972's PORTNOY'S COMPLAINT.

 
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