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The Karen Carpenter Story (1989)

TV Movie  -   -  Biography | Drama | Music  -  1 January 1989 (USA)
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Story of the meteoric rise and sudden fall of Karen Carpenter, who became a famous singer before battling anorexia and bulemia.

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Harold Carpenter
Michael McGuire ...
Sherwin Bash
Lise Hilboldt ...
Lucy
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David Lattimer (as Kenneth David Gilman)
Richard Minchenberg
Scott Burkholder ...
Ted
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John Patrick Reger ...
Bob Knight
Doug MacHugh ...
Dr. Lazwell
William Tucker ...
Peter Howard
Henry Crowell Jr. ...
Denny
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Herb Alpert
Carrie Mitchum ...
Randy Bash
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Story of the meteoric rise and sudden fall of Karen Carpenter, who became a famous singer before battling anorexia and bulemia.

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Trivia

The same ambulance, paramedics, and house that the real Karen Carpenterdied in were used in the movie. See more »

Goofs

The first time at the Magic Lamp recording studio, there is Karen on drums, a double bass player and Richard on piano. When Karen starts singing in the right key (A) we then cut to a Carpenter sound track that with an electric bass and an oboe. See more »

Quotes

Agnes Carpenter: Karen, you're not eating. You look too thin, if you ask me.
Karen Carpenter: Mother, how can anybody be too thin?
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Connections

Version of Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

All of My Life
Written by Richard Carpenter
Performed by The Carpenters
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A Brilliant Movie
27 June 1999 | by See all my reviews

I think this was an excellent movie which tells the life story of one of the Popular music greats of our time.

Love or loath their music [ i love it ] you can't ignore their impact on the genre. With songs that even now are a staple of most Weddings.

This movie starring, a very underrated in my opinion actress, Cynthia Gibb was excellent. The scene that stands out for me was the original try out in the studio where she tries to sing at the [ excuse the probably wrong phrase here, i am the only living Welshman with no musical talent what so ever ] key her brother starts on then he realises his mistake and changes to the key she should sing in. Makes my hair stand on end every time i see it.

If you've seen this movie you know what i mean if not GO SEE IT you won't be disappointed.


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