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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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 1991 The Simpsons (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Way We Was (1991) ... (performer: "Close To You" - uncredited)
 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:

From The Top (audio recording) - 1990 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:

We had to speak out and tell the truth about us as it is. It's hell living like a pair of angels. See more »

Trivia:

After her recovery, she planned to go public about her battle with anorexia. 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
KC solo ['Karen Carpenter' FINISHED] acshore86
4 Feb 08 Karen's Death: Remembering... linktime
Which year did you think Karen looked the best? travisstrickhorn
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