Karen Black (1939-2013)

By Steve Green: Karen Black: actress, died Thursday aged 74. Early roles included an unwilling defender of Earth in The Invaders (1967), before Easy Rider (1969) and Five Easy Pieces (1970) earned her Hollywood attention. Among her subsequent appearances were Ghost Story (tv, 1972), Trilogy of Terror (tv movie, 1975, with Black playing four roles), Capricorn One (1977), The Last Horror Film (1982), Deadly Nightmares (tv, 1985), Faerie Tale Theater (tv, 1985 & 1987), Invaders From Mars (1986), Worlds Beyond (tv, 1987), It’s Alive III: Island of the Alive (1987), The Invisible Kid (1987), Zapped Again!, Haunting Fear and Mirror Mirror (all 1990), Children of the Night (1991), Plan 10 From Outer Space (1995), Dinosaur Valley Girls and Children of the Corn: The Gathering (both 1996), The Hunger (tv, 1997), Light Speed and Invisible Dad (both 1998), Soulkeeper (2001), House of 1000 Corpses (2003), and Nightmare Hostel (2005).