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Karen Black

Karen Black
Black in April 2010
Personal information
Birth nameKaren Blanche Ziegler
Birth dateJuly 01, 1939(age 77)
Place of birthPark Ridge, Illinois, U.S.
OccupationActress, screenwriter, singer, wrestler, composer, producer
Years active1959 present
SpouseCharles Black (m.1960)
Robert Burton (1973 74)
L.M. Kit Carson (1975 ?)
Stephen Eckelberry (1987 present)

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Karen Black (born July 1, 1939) is an American actress, screenwriter, singer, and songwriter. She is noted for appearing in such films as Easy Rider, Five Easy Pieces, The Great Gatsby, Rhinoceros, The Day of the Locust, Nashville, Airport 1975, and Alfred Hitchcock's final film, Family Plot. Over the course of her career, she won two Golden Globe Awards (out of three nominations), and an Academy Award nomination in 1970 for Best Supporting Actress, among numerous other honors.

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