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Full Name at Birth
Karen Blanche Ziegler
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Actress, screenwriter, singer, songwriter
Claim to Fame
Trilogy of Terror, Five Easy Pieces
Other Family Members
(paternal grandfather) (a classical musician and the first violinist for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra)
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Karen Blanche Black (née Ziegler; July 1, 1939 – August 8, 2013) was an American actress, screenwriter, singer and songwriter. She is known for her appearances in such films as Easy Rider (1969), Five Easy Pieces (1970), The Great Gatsby and Airport 1975 (both 1974), The Day of the Locust and Nashville (both 1975), Alfred Hitchcock's final film Family Plot (1976), and Capricorn One (1978). Over the course of her career, she won two Golden Globe Awards (out of three nominations), and an Academy Award nomination in 1971 for Best Supporting Actress.
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