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Encyclopedia > Karen Black
Karen Black
Birth name Karen Blanche Ziegler
Born July 1, 1939 (1939-07-01) (age 68)
Park Ridge, Illinois, USA
Spouse(s) L.M. Kit Carson (divorced)
Stephen Eckelberry (1987-)
Children Hunter Carson (b.1975)
Celine Eckelberry (adopted)

Karen Black (born July 1, 1939) is an Academy Award-nominated American actress, screenwriter, singer and songwriter. is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The City of Park Ridge The city of Park Ridge is an affluent suburb of Chicago in Cook County in the United States. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... L.M. Kit Carson (born 1947) is an actor and screenwriter. ... Hunter Carson (born December 26, 1975) is an American actor. ... The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... The Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress - Motion Picture was first awarded by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association in 1944 for a performance in a motion picture released in the previous year. ... Five Easy Pieces is a 1970 film written by Carole Eastman (as Adrien Joyce) and Bob Rafelson, and directed by Rafelson. ... The Great Gatsby is a novel by the American author F. Scott Fitzgerald. ... is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... Screenwriters, scenarists or script writers, are authors who write the screenplays from which movies and television programs are made. ... A singer is a musician who uses their voice to produce music. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ...

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Biography

Early life

Black was born Karen Blanche Ziegler in Park Ridge, Illinois, the daughter of Norman A. Ziegler and Elsie Reif, a writer of several prize-winning children's novels; her paternal grandfather was Arthur Ziegler, a classical musician and the first violinist for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.[1][2] Her sister is actress Gail Brown. She attended Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, for two years, before moving to New York, where she appeared in a number of Off-Broadway productions. The City of Park Ridge The city of Park Ridge is an affluent suburb of Chicago in Cook County in the United States. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... A violinist is an instrumentalist who plays the violin. ... The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, based in Chicago, Illinois, is one of the leading orchestras in the world. ... . 205. ... Northwestern University (officially abbreviated NU; sometimes abbreviated NWU) is a private, nonsectarian, coeducational research university with campuses located in Evanston, Illinois and downtown Chicago, Illinois. ... Incorporated City in 1872. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Off-Broadway plays or musicals are performed in New York City in smaller theatres than Broadway, but larger than Off-Off-Broadway, productions. ...


Career

Black made her Broadway debut in 1965's The Playroom, which received good reviews and for which she was nominated for a Drama Circle Critic Award for Best Actress. Her film debut was in The Prime Time (1960) and her first big role was as Amy Partlett in You're a Big Boy Now (1966), which was directed by Francis Ford Coppola. She subsequently appeared on the TV series The Second Hundred Years (1967) as Marcia Garroway. Youre a Big Boy Now was a 1966 film with Geraldine Page, Julie Harris and Karen Black, written and directed by Francis Ford Coppola based on a novel by David Benedictus. ... Francis Ford Coppola (born April 7, 1939) is a five-time Academy Award winning American film director, producer, and screenwriter. ... Television series redirects here. ... The Second Hundred Years was a 1967-68 sitcom starring Monte Markham which was aired on the ABC television network. ...


Black became a well-known actress after her role as Karen in Easy Rider (1969). She has over 100 film performances to her credit, including her role as Fran in Hitchcock's Family Plot (1976) and her turn as Rayette Dipesto in Five Easy Pieces (1970), for which she received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. She won a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress for Five Easy Pieces, and she won a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress - Motion Picture for her role as Myrtle Wilson in The Great Gatsby (1974). She was also nominated for Best Motion Picture Actress - Drama for her role as Faye Greener in The Day of the Locust (1975). She also starred in Airport 1975 as Chief Cabin Attendant Nancy Pryor with a memorable line, "There's no one left to fly the plane!" She also appeared in the made for television three-part horror film, Trilogy of Terror. Followed by an obscure, dual role in the 1977 thriller film, "The Strange Possession of Mrs Oliver". Wyatt, Mary (Toni Basil), Billy and Karen (Karen Black) wandering the streets of a parade filled New Orleans. ... This article or section includes a list of works cited or a list of external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... Family Plot is a 1976 Universal motion picture directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Karen Black, Bruce Dern, Barbara Harris and William Devane, with Cathleen Nesbitt. ... Five Easy Pieces is a 1970 film written by Carole Eastman (as Adrien Joyce) and Bob Rafelson, and directed by Rafelson. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... The Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role is one of the awards given to actresses working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... The Great Gatsby is a 1974 film made by Newdon Productions and Paramount Pictures. ... The Day of the Locust is a 1975 film based on the 1939 novel by American author Nathanael West, set in Hollywood, California during the Great Depression, depicting the alienation and desperation of a disparate group of individuals whose dreams of success have effectively failed. ... Trilogy of Terror (also known in the United States as Tales of Terror and Terror of the Doll ) is a three part television horror thriller film, first aired on ABC on March 4, 1975. ...


Black was nominated for a Grammy Award for Album of Best Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television Series for the film Nashville (1975). During the late 1970s, she starred in the Dan Curtis horror film about a haunted house, Burnt Offerings, which also featured Bette Davis in one of her final roles. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Nashville is a 1975 film which mixes themes of U.S. presidential politics with those of the country music and gospel music businesses in Nashville, Tennessee. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, also called The Seventies. ... Dan Curtis (born August 12, 1928) is a director and producer of television and film, probably best known for the afternoon TV series Dark Shadows, which originally aired from 1966 to 1971 and has aired in syndication for the last thirty years. ... Burnt Offerings is a 1976 horror film based on a novel of the same name by Robert Marasco. ... For the singer, see Betty Davis, for the meteorologist, see Betty Davis (meteorologist). ...


Black has made a number of guest starring appearances on popular shows, including The Big Valley, Mannix, Adam-12, Saturday Night Live, Murder, She Wrote, Family Guy, and Law & Order: Criminal Intent. The Big Valley was a television Western which ran on ABC from 1965 to 1969. ... Mannix was a television detective series that ran from 1967 through 1975 on CBS. Developed by executive producer Bruce Geller (who also created Mission: Impossible), the title character played by Mike Connors (an actor of Armenian heritage) is an Armenian-American private investigator. ... Adam-12 was a television program which ran from 1968 until 1975 on police officers, of the Rampart Division , veteran Pete Malloy (Martin Milner) and rookie Jim Reed (Kent McCord), and their sergeant, played by William Boyett. ... Saturday Night Live (SNL) is a weekly late night 90 minute American comedy-variety show based in New York City that has been broadcast live by NBC on Saturday nights since October 11, 1975. ... Jessica in the episode The Cemetery Vote Murder, She Wrote is a popular, long-running television mystery series starring Angela Lansbury as mystery writer and amateur detective Jessica Fletcher. ... Family Guy is an Emmy award winning American animated television series about a nuclear family in the fictional town of Quahog (IPA or ), Rhode Island. ... Law & Order: Criminal Intent is a United States crime drama television series that began in 2001. ...


In 2003, Black starred as Mother Firefly in the Rob Zombie horror movie, House of 1000 Corpses. Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Mother Firefly Mother Firefly is a fictional character created by Rob Zombie. ... Robert Bartleh Cummings (born January 12, 1965 ) [1]), better known as Rob Zombie, is an American heavy metal, groove metal, and industrial metal musician, film director, and writer. ... House of 1000 Corpses is a horror film written and directed by Rob Zombie, a Heavy Metal artist, making his debut as a movie director. ...


In March 2005, Black received the Best Actress Award at the Fantasporto International Film Festival in Porto, Portugal, for her work in the critically-acclaimed Steve Balderson film Firecracker (2005), in which she plays two roles, Sandra and Eleanor. She and actor John Hurt were both presented with Career Achievement Awards as well. ← - 2005 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → Deaths in March • 31 – Terri Schiavo • 30 – Mitch Hedberg • 29 – Johnnie Cochran • 27 – Wilfred Bigelow • 26 – Paul Hester • 26 – James Callaghan • 21 – Jeff Weise • 21 – Bobby Short • 19 – John De Lorean • 18 – Gary Bertini • 17 – George F... Location    - Country Portugal    - Region Norte  - Subregion Grande Porto  - District or A.R. Porto Mayor Rui Rio  - Party PSD Area 41. ... Steve Balderson circa 2003 Steve Balderson was born Stephen Clark Balderson on January 19, 1975, in Manhattan, Kansas. ... Firecracker is a film directed by Steve Balderson. ... John Vincent Hurt CBE (born January 22, 1940) is an Academy Award-nominated and BAFTA Award-winning British actor. ...


Karen's career as a playwright was launched in May 2007 with the opening of "Missouri Waltz" at the Blank Theater in Los Angeles, a play in which Black stars as well. Conceived as a play with music, rather than a musical, the play contains songs by Harriet Schock. The play is a bittersweet comedy about two ghosts who haunt their ancestral home in New Madrid, Missouri. May 2007 is the fifth month of that year. ...


Personal life

Black has had two husbands, screenwriter L.M. Kit Carson (divorced) and film editor Stephen Eckelberry (married 1987 - present). She and Carson have one son, Hunter Carson (born December 25, 1975), who had an acting career in the mid 1980s; and she and Eckelberry have one daughter, Celine Eckelberry (born in November 1987). L.M. Kit Carson (born 1947) is an actor and screenwriter. ... Hunter Carson (born December 26, 1975) is an American actor. ...


Filmography

In Production

  • Pull (2008) (announced) .... Genie
  • Watercolors (2007) (post-production) .... Mrs. Martin
  • One Long Night (2007) (post-production) .... Barbara
  • Suffering Man's Charity (2007) (completed) .... Renee
  • Irene in Time (2007) (completed) .... Sheila

2000s

  • Firecracker (2001) .... Sandra
  • Gypsy 83 (2001) .... Bambi LeBleau
  • House of 1000 Corpses (2001) .... Mother Firefly
  • Our Souls to Keep (2000) .... Magnificent Martha
  • Donor, The (2000)
  • Hard Luck (2000) .... Aunt Judy
  • Oliver Twisted (2000)
  • Independent, The (2000) .... Herself

1990s

  • Karen Black: Actress at Work (1999) .... Herself
  • Red Dirt (1999) .... Aunt Summer
  • Sugar: The Fall of the West (1999)
  • Underground Comedy Movie, The (1999) .... Mother
  • Mascara (1999) .... Aunt Eloise
  • Bury the Evidence (1998) .... The Mother
  • Fallen Arches (1998) .... Lucy Roman
  • Light Speed (1998)
  • Stripping for Jesus (1998)
  • Waiting for Dr. MacGuffin (1998) .... Dental Assistant
  • Charades (1998) .... Jude

... aka Felons (1998)

  • My Neighbor's Daughter (1998) (TV) .... Social Worker

... aka Angel Blue (1998) (TV) (USA: video title)

  • I Woke Up Early the Day I Died (1998) .... Honey Child

... aka Ed Wood's I Woke Up Early the Day I Died (1998) ... aka I Awoke Early the Day I Died (1999) (USA)

  • Dogtown (1997) .... Rose Van Horn
  • Invisible Dad (1997) (V) .... Courtney Whitmer
  • Malaika (1997) .... Jessica Martin
  • Modern Rhapsody (1997)
  • Stir (1997) .... Dr. Kessler
  • Men (1997) .... Alex
  • Conceiving Ada (1997) .... Lady Byron/Mother Coer

... aka Leidenschaftliche Berechnung (1998) (Germany)

  • Children of the Corn IV: The Gathering (1996) (V) .... June Rhodes

... aka Deadly Harvest (1996) (V)

  • Crimetime (1996) .... Millicent
  • Dinosaur Valley Girls (1996) .... Ro-Kell
  • Every Minute Is Goodbye (1996) .... Schubert

... aka Death Before Sunrise (1996) (UK: cable TV title) ... aka Devotion (1996) (USA: alternative title)

  • New York Crossing (1996) .... Mrs. Tender
  • Who Is Henry Jaglom? (1996) .... Herself
  • Wacky Adventures of Dr. Boris and Nurse Shirley, The (1995) .... Evelyn
  • Plan 10 from Outer Space (1994) .... Nehor
  • Jonas in the Desert (1994) .... Herself
  • "Tales of the City" (1993) (mini) TV Series .... Herself

... aka "Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City" (1993) (mini)

  • Auntie Lee's Meat Pies (1993) .... Auntie Lee
  • Cries of Silence (1993) .... Rose
  • Double 0 Kid, The (1993) .... Mrs. Elliot
  • Return of the Roller Blade Seven (1993) .... Tarot
  • Trust, The (1993) .... Maria Vandermeer
  • Bound and Gagged: A Love Story (1992) .... Carla
  • Caged Fear (1992) .... Blanche

... aka Hotel Oklahoma (1992)

  • Final Judgement (1992) .... Mrs. Sorrel
  • Hitz (1992) .... Tiffany Powers

... aka Judgement (1992)

  • Legend of the Rollerblade 7, The (1992) .... Tarot
  • Player, The (1992) .... Herself
  • Killer's Edge, The (1991) .... Barrett

... aka Blood Money (1991)

  • Quietfire (1991) .... Kim
  • Roller Blade Seven, The (1991) .... Tarot
  • Rubin and Ed (1991) .... Rula
  • Children of the Night (1991) .... Karen Thompson
  • Children, The (1990) .... Sybil Lullmer

... aka Meine liebe Rose (1990) (West Germany)

  • Club Fed (1990) .... Sally Rich
  • Evil Spirits (1990) .... Ella Purdy
  • Fatal Encounter (1990)
  • Haunting Fear (1990) .... Dr. Julia Harcourt
  • Mirror, Mirror (1990) .... Mrs. Gordon
  • Night Angel (1990) .... Rita
  • Overexposed (1990) .... Mrs. Trowbridge
  • Twisted Justice (1990) .... Mrs. Granger
  • Zapped Again! (1990) (V) .... Substitute Teacher

1980s

  • Judgement (1989) .... Tiffany Powers
  • Circus of the Stars #14 (1989) (TV) .... Performer (Elephant Act)
  • Homer & Eddie (1989) .... Belle
  • Dixie Lanes (1988) .... Zelma
  • Invisible Kid, The (1988) .... Mom
  • Out of the Dark (1988) .... Ruth
  • Platinum Blonde (1988)
  • Hostage (1987) .... Laura Lawrence
  • It's Alive III: Island of the Alive (1987) .... Ellen

... aka Island of the Alive (1987) (USA)

  • Lot swierkowej gesi (1987) .... Gloria

... aka Flight of the Spruce Goose (1987) (USA)

  • Ralph S. Mouse (1987) (TV)
  • Invaders from Mars (1986) .... Linda Magnusson
  • Blue Man, The (1985) (TV) .... Janus

... aka Eternal Evil (1985) (TV)

  • Inferno in diretta (1985) .... Karin

... aka Amazon: Savage Adventure (1985) ... aka Cut and Run (1985) ... aka Straight to Hell (1985) (International: English title: literal title)

  • Savage Dawn (1985) .... Rachel
  • Growing Pains (1984) .... Mrs. Fitzpatrick

... aka Bad Manners (1984)

  • Little Mermaid, The (1984) (TV) .... Sea Witch

... aka Faerie Tale Theatre: The Little Mermaid (1984) (TV)

  • Martin's Day (1984) .... Karen
  • Can She Bake a Cherry Pie? (1983) .... Zee
  • Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean (1982) .... Joanne
  • Donna giusta, La (1982) .... Amy

... aka Miss Right (1982) (USA)

  • Chanel Solitaire (1981) .... Emilienne D'Alençon
  • Separate Ways (1981) .... Valentine Colby
  • Gräset sjunger (1981) .... Mary Turner

... aka Grass Is Singing, The (1981) ... aka Killing Heat (1981) (USA)

  • Police Story: Confessions of a Lady Cop (1980) (TV) .... Officer Evelyn Carter

... aka Other Side of Fear, The (1980) (TV)

  • Where the Ladies Go (1980) (TV) .... Helen
  • Power (1980) (TV) .... Rose

1970s

  • Last Word, The (1979) .... Paula Herbert

... aka Danny Travis (1979)

  • Noumero, To (1979)

... aka Number, The (1979)

  • Mr. Horn (1979) (TV) .... Ernestina Crawford
  • Because He's My Friend (1978) (TV) .... Anne
  • Killer Fish (1978) .... Kate

... aka Deadly Treasure of the Piranha (1978) ... aka Killer fish agguato sul fondo (1978) (Italy) ... aka Naked Sun, The (1978) ... aka Treasure of the Piranha (1978)

  • Squeeze, The (1978) .... Clarisse

... aka Diamond Thieves (1978) ... aka Heist, The (1978) ... aka Rip-Off, The (1978)

  • In Praise of Older Women (1978) .... Maya
  • Capricorn One (1978) .... Judy Drinkwater
  • Strange Possession of Mrs. Oliver, The (1977) (TV) .... Miriam Oliver/Sandy
  • Burnt Offerings (1976) .... Marian Rolf
  • Family Plot (1976) .... Fran
  • Ace Up My Sleeve (1975) .... Susan Winters

... aka Crime and Passion (1975) (USA) ... aka Frankensteins Spukschloß (1975) (West Germany)

  • Nashville (1975) .... Connie White
  • Day of the Locust, The (1975) .... Faye Greener
  • Trilogy of Terror (1975) (TV) .... Julie/Millicent/Therese/Amelia
  • Law and Disorder (1974) .... Gloria
  • Airport 1975 (1974) .... Chief Cabin Attendant Nancy Pryor
  • Great Gatsby, The (1974) .... Myrtle Wilson
  • Outfit, The (1974) .... Bett Jarrow
  • Little Laura and Big John (1973) .... Laura
  • Rhinoceros (1973) .... Daisy
  • Pyx, The (1973) .... Elizabeth Lucy

... aka Hooker Cult Murders, The (1973)

  • Cisco Pike (1972) .... Sue
  • Portnoy's Complaint (1972) .... Mary Jane Reid (The Monkey)
  • Born to Win (1971) .... Parm

... aka Addict (1971) ... aka Born to Lose (1971)

  • Gunfight, A (1971) .... Jenny Simms
  • Drive, He Said (1971) .... Olive
  • Five Easy Pieces (1970) .... Rayette Dipesto

1960s

  • Easy Rider (1969) .... Karen
  • Hard Contract (1969) .... Ellen
  • "Second Hundred Years, The" (1967) TV Series .... Marcia
  • You're a Big Boy Now (1966) .... Amy Partlett
  • Prime Time, The (1960) .... Painted Woman

... aka Hell Kitten (1960)


References

  1. ^ http://www.karenblack.net/biography/biography.html
  2. ^ http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/contributor/1800014448/bio

External links

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NAME Black, Karen
ALTERNATIVE NAMES
SHORT DESCRIPTION American singer-songwriter
DATE OF BIRTH July 1, 1939
PLACE OF BIRTH Park Ridge, Illinois
DATE OF DEATH
PLACE OF DEATH

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Karen Black (born July 1, 1939) is an Oscar-nominated American actress, screenwriter, singer and songwriter.
Black was born Karen Blanche Ziegler in Park Ridge, Illinois, the daughter of Norman Ziegler and Elsie Reif, a writer of several prize-winning children's novels; her paternal grandfather was Arthur Ziegler, a classical musician.
Black made her Broadway debut in 1965's The Playroom, which received good reviews and for which she was nominated for a Drama Circle Critic Award for Best Actress.
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