Friday, August 9, 2013
Remembering Karen Black 1939 - 2013
In January 2010, I had the great pleasure of interviewing actress Karen Black, who was so sweet and down to earth. I almost asked her about Hastings Corner, a 1970 TV pilot/soap opera spoof she appeared in with Hal Linden (Barney Miller) and Barry Williams (The Brady Bunch), but I decided not to since there were so many other highlights in her amazing career that I wanted to discuss. However, I have a feeling that she would've gladly chatted about it. The only thing Karen refused to reveal were her Alfred Hitchcock stories, which she said I would have to read in her autobiography someday. Sadly, the lovely lady did not get a chance to write her life story as she died Thursday at the age of 74. I will always fondly remember our delightful conversation and be forever grateful to her for taking the time to get Deeper here on the Dish.
Click here to read my interview with Karen. And below you can enjoy some of her many films as well as a few of her TV appearances.
Easy Rider (1969)
Five Easy Pieces (1970), for which she won a Globe Globe and received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress.
The Great Gatsby (1974), for which she received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actress.
Airport 1975 (1974)
Trilogy of Terror (1975)
The Day of the Locust (1975), for which she received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in a Drama.
Family Plot (1976)
Burnt Offerings (1976)
Dolly (a 1976 episode of Dolly Parton's syndicated variety show)
Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean (1982) - she also appeared in a 1982 Broadway production of the play before director Robert Altman made the film version.
CBS News Nightwatch with Charlie Rose on April 17, 1986.