Friday, August 09, 2013

Karen Black Has Died

Karen Black, the prolific actress who appeared in more than 100 movies and was featured in such favorites as "Easy Rider," ''Five Easy Pieces" and "Nashville," has died. Black's husband, Stephen Eckelberry, says the actress died from complications from cancer. She was 74.



28 comments:

greenmountaingal said...

I loved her in Five Easy Pieces. Rest in peace, Ms. Black.

Barton Fink said...

I heard this while I was at work and I didn't really let it hit me till I got home. I loved her, love her now, admire her, laugh when she's goofy onscreen, and I've been watching "The Strange Possession" and Burnt Offerings and even the Trilogy of Terror on Youtube recently -- I love her face. She's the best.

Ms Cool said...

Burnt Offerings scared the crap out of me. RIP.

Rach Around said...

Loved Karen Black! In some of the best cult movies. Hope she didn't suffer.

Moose said...

I had a Karen Black poster hanging in my college dorm room. Lived that woman.

Moose said...

From what I've read, sounds like she suffered horribly, unfortunately.

8=====D - RememberKermitGosnell said...

She was in "family plot". Anyone who has worked with Hitchcock (although it is not a great movie) deserves respect.

RIP

AndrewBW said...

A fine actress. RIP.

Meanie Reese said...

I liked her, too. My bestie once told me I resembled her...I was a little traumatized by that, but after looking at some photos of her, I am now very flattered. RIP Ms. Black.

Meanie Reese said...

I feel I need to clarify ^: I always thought she was pretty but in an unconventional way. We...meaning my friends and I...wanted to look like, say...Christie Brinkley. :)

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Jfer Warr said...

Awesome actress, younglings probably only know her from House of 1000 Corpses. Unusually pretty. Rip.

Fairmaiden327 said...

She will be missed. Rest in peace.

Scallywag said...

F*cking cancer.

I was reading an article on her yesterday and yes Karen Black was in a bunch of highly-acclaimed films, but in the comments once someone mentioned the Trilogy of Terror segment with the fetish doll people just focused on that. I think that's the hallmark of a phenomenal actor though- to be memorably outstanding in the pulp stuff as well as the arty stuff.

auntliddy said...

Scally, f*ck cancer, robbing us of yet someone else. Rest in peace karen, and good journey:)

Rach Around said...

Oh Moose, this news upsets me. It's so fucking hard on the family/loved ones standing by & having to watch their loved ones suffer.
I think Enty needs to give us a feel good post, maybe with kittens?, to offset all the horrible posts thus far.

janele said...

RIP Karen Black.

However, I am going to be mean about this: If she hadn't spent so much $$$ on Scientology (she's been in the cult since the 1970s), they wouldn't have had to start a crowdfunding campaign to pay for experimental treatments in Europe.

V said...

So sad! I watched Five Easy Pieces for the umpteenth time this past weekend. She is so great in that movie...RIP Karen Black.

packer said...

Rest in Peace, Another Actor has left the building. To many of old Hollywood is dying off.They had the class, this is missing today.You had the it factor.

califblondy said...

She was one of a kind, I loved her quirkiness.

Ruby Soho said...

Cancer truly does suck.

CarolMR said...

RIP, Karen. My prayers for your family, especially your son.

Lisa said...

RIP Karen. She was such a prolific actress and will be missed. My thoughts are with her family.

stigs84 said...

Aw, so sad. I've always respected her, she was a very hardworking actress, often appearing in B movies simply because she loved acting

CK76 said...

What about Airport???

hotcargirl said...

I'm with you, CK76..."Climb baby, climb."

As stated by Charlton Heston to the Lead Flight Attendant flying over the Rockies...RIP Karen Black.

GoGo said...

Nice post, hotcargirl!

Liked Airplane, but LOVED Trilogy of Terror -- scared the pants off me. I didn't know she was Co$...