Karen Carpenter (I) (1950–1983)


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Born in New Haven, Connecticut, Karen Carpenter moved with her family to Downey, California, in 1963. Karen's older brother, Richard Carpenter, decided to put together an instrumental trio with him on the piano, Karen on the drums and their friend Wes Jacobs on the bass and tuba. In a battle of the bands at the Hollywood Bowl in 1966, the group ... See full bio »

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 2011 Paul Williams Still Alive (Documentary) (performer: "We've Only Just Begun" )
 1980 The Carpenters: Music, Music, Music (TV Special) (performer: "Without A Song")
 1980 Olivia Newton-John: Hollywood Nights (TV Special) (performer: "Heartache Tonight")
 1974 The Perry Como Christmas Show (TV Special) (performer: "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas", "Sleep Well Little Children", "Santa Claus is Coming to Town", "(They Long to Be) Close to You/It's Impossible/We've Only Just Begun/And I Love You So/Don't Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes/Yesterday Once More")
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Personal Details

Other Works:

A Kind Of Hush (audio recording) - June 11, 1976 See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Biographical Movies | 8 Print Biographies | 3 Portrayals | 6 Articles | See more »


Alternate Names:

Die Carpenters | The Carpenters

Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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Personal Quote:

(on her 1975 collapse) I had been on a crash diet, and I carried on losing weight afterwards, even though I began eating like mad to counteract it. I'd become stricken with nervous tension which was burning away all my energy. See more »

Trivia:

The last show she ever watched was a recorded episode of Magnum, P.I. (1980) the night before she died. See more »

Trademark:

Shoulder length brown hair. See more »

Nickname:

K.C.

Star Sign:

Pisces

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