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Birth Name: Karen Black
Born: 07/01/1939
Birth Place: Park Ridge, Illinois, USA

Whereas others might have thrown in the towel or become women in jeopardy in TV-movies with regularity, Black instead turned to independent films. While some were of downright horrendous quality, others offered her a wider range of roles than Hollywood might have. Among the best was Robert Altman's screen adaptation of "Come Back to the 5 & Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean" (1981), in which she portrayed a transsexual. At the other end of the spectrum was her embarrassing role as an overprotective mother in "The Invisible Kid" (1988). Black seemed never to turn down a role and was often available for low-budget films by first-time directors. As a result, her output did not diminish with her salar... Continue Bio >>

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