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:

(single) Sweet Sweet Smile - January 20, 1978 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 spent an awful lot of time trying to achieve perfection as close as we can come. It's the foremost thing in both of our minds, at all times. See more »

Trivia:

When she was 17, she went on the "Stillman Diet" with a doctor's guidance, and lost between 20 and 25 pounds See more »

Trademark:

Contralto singing vocals See more »

Nickname:

K.C.

Star Sign:

Pisces

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