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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Easy Rider’

Dennis Hopper Fans Assemble for Annual Event

Film and motorcycle fans from all over the U.S. and Canada descended upon Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico Saturday in honor of Dennis Hopper’s cult classic Easy Rider. Saturday would’ve been the 78th birthday of the late Oscar-nominated actor, and Ranchos de Taos officials hope the gathering will become an annual event called “Dennis Hopper Day.” Hopper was once a …

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Dennis Hopper Honored at ‘Easy Rider’ Festival in New Mexico

Dennis Hopper was honored in Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico on Saturday–the day the late actor would have celebrated his 78th birthday–as part of an Easy Rider Festival. Hopper made the iconic film and counterculture that followed it famous back in 1969. He died on May 29, 2010, and is actually buried not far from where the event was held. …

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Ampullary Cancer Claims Life of Actress Karen Black

Karen Black, an Oscar-nominated actress famous for her roles in 70’s cult classics like ‘Easy Rider’ and ‘Five Easy Pieces,’ passed away in Los Angeles from complications related to her battle with ampullary cancer; she was 74 years-old. Black’s ampullary cancer diagnosis first came in November 2010, at which time she underwent surgery to remove infected areas of her pancreas …

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