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Karen Black dies at 74; actress starred in 'Five Easy Pieces' and 'Easy Rider'
Karen Black dies at 74; actress starred in 'Five Easy Pieces' and 'Easy Rider'

Karen Black, the bravely offbeat actress who burst into the public consciousness in such iconic counterculture films as "Five Easy Pieces" and "Easy Rider," has died. She was 74. Black, who was found to have ampullary cancer in 2010, died Thursday at West Hills Hospital, said her husband, Stephen Eckelberry. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: An earlier version of this article said Black died at the West Hills Health and Rehabilitation Center in Canoga Park. She died at West Hills Hospital. -------------------- In April, she had turned to the public to help defray the cost of her medical treatment, raising more than $60,000 through an appeal by her husband on a...

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