Easy Rider

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Five Easy Pieces Star Karen Black Dead at 74

Actress co-starred with Jack Nicholson, Dennis Hopper, and Peter Fonda

(Newser) - Karen Black, the prolific actress who appeared in more than 100 movies and was featured in such counterculture favorites as Easy Rider, Five Easy Pieces, and Nashville, died yesterday from complications from cancer. She was 74. Known for her full lips and thick, wavy hair that seemed to change color... More »

7 High-Profile Missing Movie Props

Ruby slippers, Maltese Falcon, Spider-Man costume have all disappeared

(Newser) - Important things vanish in movies all the time—ghosts, ninjas, starlets' clothing. But what happens to important props that may have aftermarket value? Quite often, they go missing. Mental Floss lists seven iconic movie props that mysteriously disappeared:
  • The Easy Rider motorcycle: Two copies of each bike in the counterculture
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We'll Miss You, Dennis Hopper

Critics return again and again to 'Easy Rider'

(Newser) - A sampling of lines from the obituaries of Dennis Hopper, who died today at age 74.
  • Susan Wloszczyna, USA Today : "As buckskin-draped Billy and star-spangled Wyatt, he and Peter Fonda became hippie-era icons as stoner cowboys in search of America atop heavy-metal steeds in 1969's Easy Rider."
  • Kiran
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Dennis Hopper Dead at 74

He'd been suffering from prostate cancer

(Newser) - Dennis Hopper has died from complications of prostate cancer, a friend tells Reuters . The 74-year-old, who made his name by starring in and directing the 1969 cult hit Easy Rider, died this morning at his home in Venice, California. Other memorable roles included those in Rebel Without a Cause, Blue ... More »

Frail, Ailing Dennis Hopper Gets Star on Walk of Fame

Battling cancer, actor appears frail but happy

(Newser) - Dennis Hopper received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today, appearing weak from his battle with terminal prostate cancer but pleased with the honor. "I just want to thank you," said Hopper, 73. "That's all I can do." The Easy Rider and Blue Velvet ... More »

Fonda to Sell 'Easy Rider' Loot

Items from iconic Western up for grabs

(Newser) - Peter Fonda is auctioning off a stash of memorabilia from Easy Rider that he's held onto since the movie's 1969 release. The producer, co-writer, and co-star of the trailblazing film "decided it was time to share some of his treasures." The crown jewel is the American flag from... More »

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