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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Other Works:

Yesterday Once More: Greatest Hits 1969-1983: Remasters Edition (audio recording) - 1998 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:

We came out right in the middle of the hard-rock period... it was hard-rock everywhere! But we were ready to make our music, you know? And it was such a turnaround, I guess it caught people by surprise. See more »

Trivia:

Sang "Bless the Beasts and the Children" with her brother Richard Carpenter at The 44th Annual Academy Awards (1972). See more »

Trademark:

Shoulder length brown hair. See more »

Nickname:

K.C.

Star Sign:

Pisces

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