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Karen Black

1939 - 2013

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Karen Blanche Black (née Ziegler; July 1, 1939 – August 8, 2013) was an American actress, screenwriter, singer, and songwriter. She rose to prominence for her work in various studio and independent films in the 1970s, frequently portraying eccentric and offbeat characters, and established herself as a figure of New Hollywood. Her career spanned over 50 years and includes nearly 200 credits in both independent and mainstream films. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Karen Black has received more than 3,649,775 page views. Her biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Karen Black is the 1,666th most popular actor (down from 1,272nd in 2019), the 2,835th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,323rd in 2019) and the 812th most popular American Actor.

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  • 3.6M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 54.47

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 49

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.35

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.60

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Karen Black ranks 1,666 out of 9,996Before her are Harold Sakata, Fess Parker, Mahershala Ali, Betty Grable, George Segal, and Jennifer Love Hewitt. After her are Pedro Pascal, Lauren Hutton, Oscar Isaac, Samantha Eggar, Mikheil Gelovani, and Massimo Girotti.

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Among people born in 1939, Karen Black ranks 149Before her are James Fox, Nobuyuki Oishi, Bertrand Blier, Wendy Carlos, Salomé, and José Antonio Abreu. After her are Samantha Eggar, Enrico Albertosi, Lili Ivanova, Irina Press, Jorge Paulo Lemann, and Elvīra Ozoliņa. Among people deceased in 2013, Karen Black ranks 136Before her are Georges Lautner, Marc Rich, Margherita Hack, Édouard Molinaro, Clive Burr, and Álvaro Mutis. After her are Luis Cubilla, Marta Eggerth, Alain Mimoun, Hans Riegel, Walter De Maria, and Prince Friso of Orange-Nassau.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Karen Black ranks 2,835 out of 18,182Before her are Trini Lopez (1937), Jack Dorsey (1976), Betty Grable (1916), George Segal (1934), John Edward Williams (1922), and Jennifer Love Hewitt (1979). After her are Frances E. Allen (1932), Lauren Hutton (1943), Morgan Robertson (1861), Walton Walker (1889), Curtis Hanson (1945), and Tom Petty (1950).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Karen Black ranks 812Before her are Harold Sakata (1920), Fess Parker (1924), Mahershala Ali (1974), Betty Grable (1916), George Segal (1934), and Jennifer Love Hewitt (1979). After her are Lauren Hutton (1943), Lois Chiles (1947), Sam Waterston (1940), Cheech Marin (1946), Jeffrey Tambor (1944), and Linda Kozlowski (1958).

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