And that transition was so painful to me, to become a man, that I could use the pain of my actual transition for Joanne.
She would recall that playing Rayette really was acting: The well-read, cerebral Black, raised in a comfortable Chicago suburb, had little in common with her relatively simple-minded character.
Her fan base ran from highbrow critics of films to the elitist forms of the lowest common.
She had a lead role opposite in the Canadian-produced horror film 1973 , playing a prostitute embroiled in a series of occult murders, and later appeared in 1973 with.
In April 1973, Black married actor Robert Burton in Los Angeles, though they divorced the following year in 1974.
She also had roles in the British comedy 1991 , the martial arts film also 1991 , and a cameo in Robert Altman's 1992.
Though actress Karen Black never stopped working, news of her passing this week at age 74 sent me back to the 1970s.