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Karen Black: Five Great Movie Appearances

Of all the eras in Hollywood history, the decade that stretched from 1969 to 1979 was perhaps the most daring, a time of experimental masterpieces that shocked audiences into seeing the world in a different way. In the era’s edgy eloquence, Karen Black portrayed quirky women who found themselves in trouble.

imageThe Chicago-area native, who passed away on Aug. 8 at age 74 in Los Angeles, appeared in nearly 200 movies and TV shows in a career that stretched from 1959 to the present, and which ranged from period costume pieces to horror films. Here are five of the films that Black helped make great.

Here’s a 2010 interview in which Black discusses working with director Alfred Hitchcock on his last film, Family Plot. YouTube Preview Image

 

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