RIP: Karen Black, 1939-2013

August 12th, 2013, 4:00 pm by Greg

After appearing in more than 100 films, the movie career of actress Karen Black came to an end last week. She died on Thursday (August 8) at the age of 74.

Yes, as all of the obituaries pointed out, she appeared in some of the most revered films of her era – from “Easy Rider” to “Nashville.” She was nominated for both an Academy Award and a Grammy Award. And she won two Golden Globe Awards as Best Supporting Actress for her work in “Five Easy Pieces” and “The Great Gatsby.”

But here’s all you really need to know about Karen Black: She was the only actor in cinema history to have been directed by both suspense maestro Alfred Hitchcock and shock-rocker-turned-horror-auteur Rob Zombie.

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