July 1, 2022

This Day in Halloween: Golden Globe-winning and Oscar-nominated actress Karen Black is born in Park Ridge, Illinois in 1939. / Illustration by Holly Vigil

Actress Karen Black is born in Park Ridge, Illinois in 1939. The Golden Globe-winning and Oscar-nominated actress in 1970s films like Five Easy Pieces and Nashville later became a horror movie icon for her performances in the films Trilogy of Terror, Burnt Offerings, Hitchcock’s Family Plot and House of 1000 Corpses, as well as several low-budget horror movies in the 1990s. She died in 2013. 

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