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Karen Black

Black in Five Easy Pieces, 1970.
Born Karen Blanche Ziegler
(1939-07-01)July 1, 1939
Park Ridge, Illinois, U.S.
Died August 8, 2013(2013-08-08) (aged 74)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Cause of death Ampullary cancer
Nationality American
Alma mater Maine Township High School East
Northwestern University
Occupation Actress, screenwriter, singer, composer
Years active 1960–2013
Spouse(s) Charles Black (m. 1960)
Robert Burton (m. 1973–74)
L. M. Kit Carson (m. 1975–83)
Stephen Eckelberry (m. 1987–2013)
Children 3, including Hunter Carson
Relatives Gail Brown (sister)

I've been invited to do a trio with a fantastic jazz guitarist and a harmonica player.
Karen Black
I love playing strong women, even if they're nuts.
Illiteracy is rampant. People are out of communication.
If you didn't know that I am an actress, I don't think you could tell from my lifestyle. I cook and cook and cook. I like to be with my daughter. She's 16, so of course I bore her.
Karen Black
I love coloring books. I keep some by my bed.
If I turn on the television, am I to believe that that is America? I'm sorry, I don't believe that's America.
Karen Black
I dislike when people try to pigeonhole me, when all I want is to do good work.
Karen Black
I love what I do, so it's not tiring. If I worked at a computer or drove a truck, I'd be dead in a week.
Karen Black
I am the least intimidating person. I think I would have done better in my career if I were a little more intimidating. Even the maid who comes to work for me once a week has found out that she can just trample over me… I'm a Cancer! We are not ferocious people.
Karen Black
If you can write it, I can be it.
There is no pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.