Karen Carpenter1,348Photo Credit: CindyCelebs

Singer, Actress, Musician

Karen Anne Carpenter (March 2, 1950 – February 4, 1983) was an American singer and drummer. She and her brother, Richard, formed the 1970s duo, the Carpenters. Although her skills as a drummer earned admiration from drumming luminaries and peers, she is best known for her...Wikipedia

Age: 32 (age at death)
Born: 2nd March, 1950, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Died: 4th February, 1983, Downey, California, USA
Height: 5' 4" (163 cm)
Nationality: American
Claim to Fame: The Carpenters

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Karen Carpenter (1996)

Karen Carpenter was the only solo project by singer/drummer Karen Carpenter, released on CD by A&M Records in 1996. The album was recorded in New York with producer Phil Ramone in 1979 and 1980, during the time that her brother Richard was being treated for an addiction to Quaaludes. Some of the songs from the album were later featured on The Carpenters' 1989 compilation Lovelines and later releases. In the liner notes, Karen dedicated the project to Richard.

 

Had to have surgery on her ear, during the late 1970s, for impaired hearing.

 

After the Carpenters became successful during the early 1970s, she & her brother bought two apartment buildings in Downey, California and called them "Close To You" and "Only Just Begun". Today, the "Close To You Apartments" can still be located at - 8356 East 5th, Downey, California.

 

Not enough people in this world are happy.

 

I enjoy money. Not enough people in this world are happy. I`m determined to be contented, and having plenty of money from working makes it easier for me.

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LMB - God only gave us one Karen Carpenter and I thank God for the time she spent with us. (2 years ago)
Mouse - She would have been in her 60's if she was still alive. (3 years ago)
MysteryPerson - NO OFFENCE but what if she dated richard, her bro? (4 years ago)
Tina Hopkins - Did Karen ever sing Daydream Believer an original Monkees song (5 years ago)
JackTrade - Karen Carpenter is my favorite singer of all time. The beauty of her voice was remarkable. I admit I had a HUGE crush on her, and was very sad whenshe died. (5 years ago)
Danna Rose - Karen is the best singer and drummer for me.. (5 years ago)
Danna - I really love her!!!gReat voice..Her voice is very emotional.I LOVE YOU KAREN fOrever!!! (5 years ago)
KC♥Me - She`s my idol..She has a very nice voice..She died 12 yrs after I was born..I really wanted to see her.Because she`s one of the legends in the 20th century.She will never be forgotten.She is still alive in our minds. (5 years ago)
gmrjr59 - First woman`s voice I fell in love with. (5 years ago)
DURound - Some Editor needs to add Mike Curb, Tony Danza, Mark Harmon, Steve Martin, and Tom Bahler who wrote a famous song called "Shes out of my life" after their breakup. (6 years ago)

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