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Karen Carpenter (I) (1950–1983)


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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 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 Movie) (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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Other Works:

The Singles 1969-1973 (audio recording) - November 9, 1973 See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Biographical Movies | 8 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 5 Articles | See more »


Alternate Names:

Die Carpenters | The Carpenters

Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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Personal Quote:

Richard is 30, and I'm 26. But the letters we got when we said we weren't virgins, read as though we had committed a crime. People must have been dumb to have believed that we were that good. See more »

Trivia:

Her cousin Mark Rudolph appears in the Carpenters album "Now & Then" See more »

Nickname:

K.C.

Star Sign:

Pisces

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Who Do You Think...... ace198
It´s time for a great movie about her. She really deserves it! TOBOR, THE GREAT
Would of made a Great mom. krissand93
Which year did you think Karen looked the best? travisstrickhorn
KC solo ['Karen Carpenter' FINISHED] acshore86
4 Feb 08 Karen's Death: Remembering... linktime
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