Karen Blanche Ziegler
July 1, 1939
Park Ridge, Illinois, U.S.
|Died||August 8, 2013 (aged 74)|
Santa Monica, California, U.S.
|Occupation||Actress, screenwriter, singer, composer, producer|
|Spouse(s)||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 | change source]
She was born in Park Ridge, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, Illinois. She was the daughter of Elsie Mary (née 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 | change source]
Black was married four times. She had two children.
Death[change | change source]
Black died on August 8, 2013 in Santa Monica, California from ampullary cancer, aged 74.
References[change | change source]
- ↑ "Karen Black". Yahoo! movies. Retrieved April 2, 2013.
- ↑ "Browse Results". GoldenGlobes.org. Archived from the original on March 13, 2013. Retrieved April 2, 2013.
- ↑ "Karen Black Biography (1939?-)". Filmreference.com. Retrieved January 7, 2014.
- ↑ Frisbie, Thomas (June 18, 2008). "Article: Wrote history-based books for young adults". Chicago Sun-Times. Archived from the original on November 6, 2012. Retrieved January 7, 2014.
- ↑ "Karen Black Biography - Yahoo! Movies". Movies.yahoo.com. Archived from the original on May 22, 2011. Retrieved August 7, 2014.
- ↑ "Chicago Actress Karen Black dead at 74". Archived from the original on August 8, 2013. Retrieved August 8, 2013.
Other websites[change | change source]
Media related to Karen Black at Wikimedia Commons
- Karen Black on IMDb
- Karen Black at the Internet Broadway Database
- Karen Black at AllMovie
- Stuck! movie site Archived 2015-10-18 at the Wayback Machine
- Podcast interview March 2007 Archived 2007-09-29 at the Wayback Machine
- Karen Black - The Terror Trap
- People from Park Ridge, Illinois
- Actors from Chicago
- American composers
- American movie actors
- Screenwriters from Illinois
- American stage actors
- American television actors
- American voice actors
- Cancer deaths in Los Angeles County, California
- Golden Globe Award winning actors
- Movie producers from Chicago
- Deaths from liver cancer
- Deaths from pancreatic cancer
- Singers from Chicago
- Writers from Chicago
- 1939 births
- 2013 deaths