Saturday, August 10, 2013


Karen Black, the bravely offbeat actress who burst into the public consciousness in such iconic counterculture films as "Five Easy Pieces" and "Easy Rider," has died. She was 74.

Black, who was found to have ampullary cancer in 2010, died Thursday at West Hills Hospital, said her husband, Stephen Eckelberry.

With compelling, close-set eyes that gave her a distinctive appearance, Black built a film resume that included prostitutes, murderers, waitresses, transsexuals and thieves. She imbued the portrayals of her often vulnerable, working-class characters with pathos and occasional humor.
- Rebecca Trounson
Los Angeles Times

Most of Ms. Black's best-known work was for the Cineverse - "Easy Rider", "Five Easy Pieces", "Nashville", "Day Of The Locust", and "Airport '75", among others.

But for Toobworld, it was her three roles in the ABC movie of the week, "Trilogy of Terror", that she will be best remembered.

Especially for that last story, "Amelia"......

Good night and may God bless......

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