Karen Black was a Golden Globe Award-winning American actress, who in a career spanning over half a century, appeared in almost two hundred films. Some of her most memorable film characters include Rayette Dipesto in 1970's Five Easy Pieces, Myrtle Wilson in 1974's The Great Gastby, Faye Greener in 1975's The Day of the Locust and Mother Firefly in 2003's House of 1000 Corpses. Besides acting, she was also an accomplished songwriter, singer and screenwriter.
She was the daughter of writer Elsie Mary and businessman Norma Ziegler. She had two siblings, including actress Gail Brown. She was married four times and had three children, including actor Hunter Carson. Her final marriage was to filmmaker Stephen Eckelberry in 1987. The marriage lasted until her death in 2013.
She was an active Scientologist.
Illiteracy is rampant. People are out of communication.Karen Black
is a famous American actress,
who was born on
July 1, 1939. As a person born on this date, Karen Black is listed in our database as the 20th
most popular celebrity for the day (July 1) and the 30th most popular for the year (1939).
People born on July 1
fall under the Zodiac sign of Cancer, the Crab.
Karen Black is the 505th most popular Cancer.
Aside from information specific to Karen Black's birthday, Karen Black is the 3316th most famous American and ranks 4th in famous people born in Park Ridge, Illinois, U.S.
In general, Karen Black ranks as the 6053rd
most popular famous person, and the 1028th most popular actress of all time.
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