Director Robert Altman, right, poses with actresses, from left, Karen Black, Sandy Dennis and Cher in New York on Dec. 29, 1981. The "Easy Rider" and "Five Easy Pieces" star Black, 74, has died. Black's husband, Stephen Eckelberry, says the actress died Aug. 8, 2013, after battling cancer.
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Jack Nicholson, right, and co-star Karen Black appear together at New York's Philharmonic Hall to attend the premiere of their film "Five Easy Pieces" on Sept. 11, 1970.
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Karen Black as seen in the 1976 movie, "Family Plot."
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Actress Karen Black attends the Vision Awards and Screening Gala presented by The Filmmakers's Alliance on June 27, 2001, at the Directors Guild of America in Los Angeles.
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Actress Karen Black attends the world premiere of the "America Brown" screening during the Tribeca Film Festival on May 5, 2004, in New York.
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Actress Karen Black arrives at the tribute to Penelope Cruz and screening of "Volver" during the 2006 AFI Fest on Nov. 2, 2006, in Hollywood, Calif.
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Actress Karen Black, a cast member in "Irene in Time," at the premiere of the film in Los Angeles on June 11, 2009.
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President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Tom Sherak and actress Karen Black are seen during "Keeping the Promise," in Los Angeles on May 14, 2012.