- Name: Karen Black
- Born: 07/01/1939
- Died: 08/08/2013 (74 years old)
- Occupation: Actress, screenwriter, singer, composer
Karen Blanche Black (née Ziegler; July 1, 1939– August 8, 2013) was an American actress, screenwriter, singer, and songwriter. She rose to prominence for her work in various studio and independent films in the 1970s, frequently portraying eccentric and offbeat characters, and established herself as a figure of New Hollywood. Her career spanned over 50 years, and includes nearly 200 credits in both independent and mainstream films. Black received numerous accolades throughout her career, including two Golden Globe Awards, as well as an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress.
Birth Name: Karen Blanche Ziegler
Alias: Karen Blanche Ziegler
Birth Place: Park Ridge, Illinois, U.S.
Death Place: Santa Monica, California, U.S.