in Ace Up My Sleeve (1976)
|Born||Karen Blanche Ziegler
July 1, 1939
Park Ridge, Illinois, U.S.
|Died||August 8, 2013
Santa Monica, California, U.S.
|Occupation||Actress, screenwriter, singer, composer, producer|
|Spouse||Charles Black (1955-1962)
Robert Burton (1973–74)
L.M. Kit Carson (1975–?)
Stephen Eckelberry (1987–2013; her death)
|Children||Hunter Carson (b. 1975)
Celine Eckelberry (b. 1987)
Karen Black (July 1, 1939 – August 8, 2013) was an American actress, screenwriter, singer and songwriter. She has acted in many movies. These include The Great Gatsby, Airport 1975 and Easy Rider. Black has won 2 Golden Globe Awards for "Best Performance by an Actress In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture".
Early life[change | edit source]
She was born in Park Ridge, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, Illinois. She was the daughter of Elsie Mary (nee Reif), a writer of several prize-winning children's novels, and Norman Arthur Ziegler. Her paternal grandfather was Arthur Charles Ziegler, a classical musician and first violinist for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Her sister is actress Gail Brown. Black was of German, Czech and Norwegian ancestry.
Personal life[change | edit source]
Black was married four times. She had two children.
Death[change | edit source]
References[change | edit source]
- "Karen Black". Yahoo! movies. http://movies.yahoo.com/person/karen-black/. Retrieved 2 April 2013.
- "Browse Results". GoldenGlobes.org. http://www.goldenglobes.org/browse/?param=/member/29403. Retrieved 2 April 2013.
- "Karen Black Biography (1939?-)". Filmreference.com. http://www.filmreference.com/film/10/Karen-Black.html. Retrieved 2014-01-07.
- Frisbie, Thomas (2008-06-18). "Article: Wrote history-based books for young adults". Chicago Sun-Times. http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1N1-1216323741E85B88.html. Retrieved 2014-01-07.
- "Karen Black Biography - Yahoo! Movies". Movies.yahoo.com. http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/contributor/1800014448/bio. Retrieved 2014-08-07.
- "Chicago Actress Karen Black dead at 74". http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/chi-actress-karen-black-dead-at-74--20130808,0,1998067.story. Retrieved 8 August 2013.