You are here

Karen Black

30 June 1939 to 7 August 2013

An American actress who came to prominence in the 1970s, Black starred in a string of classic American movies including Easy Rider (1969), Five Easy Pieces (1970) and Nashville (1975). Other films in a long, varied screen career include The Great Gatsby (1974) Airport 1975 (1974) and Family Plot (1976).

- Read John Amis' Guardian obituary here