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After battling cancer for more than two years, Five Easy Pieces actress Karen Black is turning to the public for monetary support. The 73-year-old Oscar-nominated actress, who also starred in Easy Rider and Airport 1975, was diagnosed with ampullary cancer in November 2010 and had a third of her pancreas immediately removed, her husband, Stephen Eckelberry, wrote on the "Help Karen Beat Cancer" GoFundMe website. Though she was declared cancer-free in 2011, Black - now "mostly bed-bound" and down to 96 pounds, says her husband - relapsed and underwent two more operations in the last year. The couple is asking for donations to »

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