Photo Coverage: Remembering Karen Black

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Oscar nominee and Broadway actress Karen Black passed away yesterday, Thursday, August 8, at 74 after a two-year battle with cancer. Below, BroadwayWorld remembers the enigmatic stage and screen star.

In March, Black started a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for her treatment. In the end, her fans contributed around $62,000 in donations.

Black has appeared on Broadway in Come Back to the 5 & Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean, Keep It In The Family, Happily Never After, The Playroom and Take Her, She's Mine.

Black made her big screen debut in Francis Ford Coppola's You're a Big Boy Now and went on to appear in many films, notably Easy Rider, and Five Easy Pieces, for which she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Other credits include The Great Gatsby, Nashville and Hitchcock's final film Family Plot.

Her more recent work has included many independent and horror films. Black's upcoming big screen projects include She Loves Me Not and The Being Experience.

Photos by: Walter McBride

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Photo Coverage: Remembering Karen Black
Karen Black in New York City, July 1980.

Photo Coverage: Remembering Karen Black
Karen Black in New York City. February 1982

Photo Coverage: Remembering Karen Black
Karen Black attending a party at Halstons House in New York City. 9/1/1982

Photo Coverage: Remembering Karen Black
Karen Black attending a party at Halstons House in New York City. 9/1/1982

Photo Coverage: Remembering Karen Black
Karen Black attending a party at Halstons House in New York City. 9/1/1982

Photo Coverage: Remembering Karen Black
Karen Black attending a party at Halstons House in New York City. 9/1/1982

Photo Coverage: Remembering Karen Black
Karen Black attending a party at Halstons House in New York City. 9/1/1982

Photo Coverage: Remembering Karen Black
Karen Black attending a party at Halstons House in New York City. 9/1/1982

Photo Coverage: Remembering Karen Black
Karen Black attending a party at Halstons House in New York City, September, 1982.

Photo Coverage: Remembering Karen Black
Karen Black attending a party at Halstons House in New York City. 9/1/1982

Photo Coverage: Remembering Karen Black
Karen Black at the Stage door of the Martin Beck Theatre after a performance in 'Come Back To The Five and Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean' in New York City. February 1982

Photo Coverage: Remembering Karen Black
Karen Black at the Stage door of the Martin Beck Theatre after a performance in 'Come Back To The Five and Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean' in New York City. February 1982

Photo Coverage: Remembering Karen Black
Karen Black in New York City. February 1982

Photo Coverage: Remembering Karen Black
Karen Black at the Stage door of the Martin Beck Theatre after a performance in 'Come Back To The Five and Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean' in New York City. February 1982

Photo Coverage: Remembering Karen Black
Karen Black with sister Gail Brown attending the 'Chanel Solitaire' Premiere in New York City. 9/1/1982

Photo Coverage: Remembering Karen Black
Karen Black with Paul Williams attending the 'Chanel Solitaire' Premiere in New York City. 9/1/1982

Photo Coverage: Remembering Karen Black
Karen Black in New York City. 9/18/1982

Photo Coverage: Remembering Karen Black
Karen Black in New York City. 9/18/1982

Photo Coverage: Remembering Karen Black
Theatre Marquee for 'Come Back to the Five and Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean' at the Martin Beck Theatre in New York City. 2/18/1982

Photo Coverage: Remembering Karen Black
Karen Black with Paul Williams at the Opening of 'Come Back to the Five and Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean' at the Martin Beck Theatre in New York City. 2/18/1982

Photo Coverage: Remembering Karen Black
Karen Black & Liza Minnelli at the Opening of 'Come Back to the Five and Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean' at the Martin Beck Theatre in New York City. 2/18/1982

Photo Coverage: Remembering Karen Black
Karen Black with Liza Minnelli at the Opening of 'Come Back to the Five and Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean' at the Martin Beck Theatre in New York City. 2/18/1982

Photo Coverage: Remembering Karen Black
Karen Black at the Opening of 'Come Back to the Five and Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean' at the Martin Beck Theatre in New York City. 2/18/1982

Photo Coverage: Remembering Karen Black
Karen Black at the Opening of 'Come Back to the Five and Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean' at the Martin Beck Theatre in New York City. 2/18/1982

Photo Coverage: Remembering Karen Black
Theatre Marquee for 'Come Back to the Five and Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean' at the Martin Beck Theatre in New York City. 2/18/1982

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Walter McBride As a 14 year old youth, Walter was transfixed by his first Broadway Show, the original production of 'GREASE'. His Journey to celebrity photojournalism began that fateful night. Meeting, photographing and getting to know the cast inspired him to spend his professional life doing what he loved. Walter moved to Manhattan and for a leading role as a Photographer & Photo Researcher. Currently headlining in New Jersey with his partner Richard and family members Dali (Jack Russell) & Gala (Schnoodle). Recently he made his Broadway debut sharing the stage with Hugh Jackman in 'Hugh Jackman on Broadway' as well as receiving the Actors' Equity Association Gypsy Spirit Award. Walter McBride Photography is syndicated worldwide by Corbis/AP.


 
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