• Karen  Black

    Karen Black

    Born on July 1st, 1939

    From Park Ridge, Illinois

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The Day of the Locust Poster

The Day of the Locust

In 1930s Los Angeles, Hollywood shines like a beacon to all the helpless people scattered across the city. In one crumbling apartment block, a blond bombshell (Karen Black) aspires to be an actress, an artist (William Atherton) looks for legitimacy, and a child actor performs a gross homage to Mae West. Cockfights and poverty prevail out of the glow of show business. Introverted accountant Homer Simpson (Donald Sutherland) watches as society collapses under greed and ambition.

Golden Globe (1976)
Nominated
Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
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The Great Gatsby

Nick Carraway (Sam Waterston) is a young man from the Midwest living modestly among the decadent mansions of 1920s Long Island. He becomes involved in the life of the mysterious Jay Gatsby (Robert Redford), a rich man who throws the most lavish parties on the island. But behind Gastby's outgoing demeanor is a lonely man who wants nothing more than to be with his old love, Daisy (Mia Farrow). She is married to the bullheaded Tom (Bruce Dern), creating a love triangle that will end in tragedy.

Golden Globe (1975)
Won
Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
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Five Easy Pieces

Rejecting his cultured upper-class background as a classical pianist, Robert Dupea (Jack Nicholson) opts for a blue-collar existence, working in a California oil field and spending time with his waitress girlfriend, Rayette (Karen Black). But when Robert discovers that his father is gravely ill, he wants to reunite with his estranged family in the state of Washington. He and Rayette take a road trip that brings the two paths of his life to an uncomfortable intersection.

Golden Globe (1971)
Won
Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated
Actress in a Supporting Role