Karen Carpenter

Karen Carpenter
1950 - 1983

Karen Carpenter  American Singer


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

Confirmed Relationships12
Longest Relationship3 yrs, 1 mth
Shortest Relationship12 mths
Average Relationship Length5 mths
First Name Karen
Middle Name Anne
Maiden Name Carpenter
Full Name at Birth Karen Anne Carpenter
Alternative Name K. C.
Age 32 (age at death) years
Birthday 2nd March, 1950
Birthplace New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Died 4th February, 1983
Place of Death Downey, California, USA
Cause of Death Anorexia Nervosa
Height 5' 4" (163 cm)
Weight W
Build Slim
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Brown - Dark
Distinctive Feature Her death drew attention to Anorexia Nervosa
Zodiac Sign Pisces
Sexuality Straight
Religion Methodist
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
High School Downey High School, Downey, CA
University California State University Long Beach
Occupation Text Singer, Actress, Musician
Occupation Singer
Claim to Fame The Carpenters
Music Genre (Text) Pop, Soft Rock, Jazz, soft rock, jazz
Music Genre Pop/Rock
Year(s) Active 1965–1983
Music Style Soft Rock, Adult Contemporary
Music Mood Laid-Back/Mellow, Calm/Peaceful, Gentle, Sentimental, Romantic
Instrument Vocals, Drums
Instrument (text) Vocals, Drums, Percussion, drums, percussion
Record Label A&m, A&M
Associated Acts The Carpenters, Richard Carpenter
Official Websites www.nndb.com/people/199/000022133/, www.richardandkarencarpenter.com/, www.karencarpenter.com/, rfrick.info/interpretation/carpenter.htm, www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=176, http://www.richardandkarencarpenter.com/
Father Harold Bertram Carpenter
Mother Agnes Reuwer Tatum
Brother Richard Carpenter
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Karen Carpenter32 PiscesSinger
Thomas James Burris-
Tom Bähler73 GeminiSinger
Steve Martin70 LeoActor
John Adrian-
Terry Ellis (manager)72Music Producer
Alan Osmond67 CancerMusician
Mike Curb71 CapricornMusician
Frankie Chavez-
Mark Harmon64 VirgoActor
Tony Danza65 TaurusActor
Bill Hudson66 LibraMusician
John Adrian-Actor
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LMBDec 28, 2012

God only gave us one Karen Carpenter and I thank God for the time she spent with us.

MouseAug 6, 2011

She would have been in her 60's if she was still alive.

MysteryPersonJun 26, 2010

NO OFFENCE but what if she dated richard, her bro?

Tina HopkinsDec 31, 2009

Did Karen ever sing Daydream Believer an original Monkees song

JackTradeSep 8, 2009

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.

Danna RoseApr 27, 2009

Karen is the best singer and drummer for me..

DannaApr 10, 2009

I really love her!!!gReat voice..Her voice is very emotional.I LOVE YOU KAREN fOrever!!!

KC♥MeMar 31, 2009

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.

gmrjr59Feb 11, 2009

First woman`s voice I fell in love with.

DURoundApr 28, 2008

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.

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