Karen Carpenter

Karen Carpenter
1950 - 1983
Karen Carpenter  American Singer

Karen Carpenter dating history


Karen Carpenter was previously married to Thomas James Burris (1980 - 1983).

Karen Carpenter was in relationships with Tom Bähler (1978 - 1979), Steve Martin (1977), John Adrian (1976 - 1977), Terry Ellis (manager) (1975), Alan Osmond (1973), Mike Curb (1973 - 1974), Frankie Chavez (1964), Mark Harmon and Tony Danza.

Karen Carpenter had an encounter with Bill Hudson.


American Singer Karen Carpenter was born Karen Anne Carpenter on 2nd March, 1950 in Grace-New Haven Hospital (now called Yale-New Haven Hospital), New Haven, Connecticut, USA and passed away on 4th Feb 1983 Downey Community Hospital, Downey, California, USA aged 32. She is most remembered for The Carpenters. Her zodiac sign is Pisces.

Karen Carpenter is a member of the following lists: American contraltos, American women singers and American pop singers.


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Relationship Statistics

Married1 3 years, 1 month - -
Dating9 1 year 4 months, 8 days 2 months, 1 day
Encounter1 - - -
Total11 3 years, 1 month 6 months, 27 days 2 months, 1 day


First Name Karen
Middle Name Anne
Maiden Name Carpenter
Full Name at Birth Karen Anne Carpenter
Alternative Name K. C., Karen Anne Carpenter, K.C., Freckle Face
Birthday 2nd March, 1950
Birthplace Grace-New Haven Hospital (now called Yale-New Haven Hospital), New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Died 4th February, 1983
Place of Death Downey Community Hospital, Downey, California, USA
Cause of Death Emetine Cardiotoxicity Due To Or As A Consequence Of Anorexia Nervosa
Buried Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park, Westlake Village, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Height 5' 4" (163 cm)
Weight 99lbs (45 kg)
Build Slim
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Brown - Dark
Distinctive Feature Her death drew attention to Anorexia Nervosa, 3-octave contralto vocal range, Shoulder-length hair, Sported forehead bangs, Freckled face
Zodiac Sign Pisces
Sexuality Straight
Religion Methodist
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
High School Downey High School, Downey, California, USA
University California State University Long Beach
Occupation Text Singer, Actress, Musician, Drummer
Occupation Singer
Claim to Fame The Carpenters
Music Genre (Text) Pop, Easy Listening, Soft Rock, Jazz
Music Genre Pop/Rock
Year(s) Active 1965–1983, 1969–1983, 1968–1983
Music Style Soft Rock, Adult Contemporary
Music Mood Laid-Back/Mellow, Calm/Peaceful, Gentle, Sentimental, Romantic
Instrument Vocals, Drums
Instrument (text) Vocals, Drums, Percussion
Record Label A&M
Associated Acts The Carpenters, Richard Carpenter
Talent Agency (e.g. Modelling) Sherwin Bash (1970-1975), Terry Ellis (1975-1976), Jerry Weintraub (1976-1983)
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/, http://richardandkarencarpenter.com
Father Harold Bertram Carpenter
Mother Agnes Reuwer Tatum
Brother Richard Carpenter
Favorite People Joe Morello, Ringo Starr
Favorite TV Shows Dallas (1978), Marcus Welby, M.D. (1969), I Love Lucy (1951)

Karen Anne Carpenter (March 2, 1950 – February 4, 1983) was an American singer and drummer, who formed half of the sibling duo the Carpenters alongside her older brother Richard. With a distinctive three-octave contralto range, she was praised by her peers for her vocal skills. Carpenter's struggle with and eventual death of heart failure related to her years-long struggle with anorexia would later raise awareness of eating disorders and body dysmorphia and their possible causes.

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Partner Comparison

Karen Carpenter32 PiscesSinger
Thomas James Burris83Business
Tom Bähler81 GeminiSinger
Steve Martin78 LeoActor
John Adrian-Actor
Terry Ellis (manager)80Music Producer
Alan Osmond75 CancerMusician
Mike Curb79 CapricornMusician
Frankie Chavez-
Mark Harmon72 VirgoActor
Tony Danza73 TaurusActor
Bill Hudson74 LibraMusician
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The Carpenters: Beechwood 4-57891982Karen CarpenterMusic Video
The Carpenters: Those Good Old Dreams1981Karen CarpenterMusic Video
The Carpenters: Touch Me When We're Dancing1981Karen CarpenterMusic Video
The Carpenters: When I Fall in Love1980Karen CarpenterMusic Video
The Carpenters: Little Girl Blue1979Karen CarpenterMusic Video
The Carpenters: Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft (Version 2)1978Karen CarpenterMusic Video
The Carpenters: All You Get from Love Is a Love Song1977Karen CarpenterMusic Video
The Carpenters: Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft1977Karen CarpenterMusic Video
The Carpenters: Goofus1976Karen CarpenterMusic Video
The Carpenters: Only Yesterday1975Karen CarpenterMusic Video
The Carpenters: Please Mr. Postman1974Karen CarpenterMusic Video
The Carpenters: Top of the World1973Karen CarpenterMusic Video
The Carpenters: Hurting Each Other1972Karen CarpenterMusic Video
The Carpenters: We've Just Only Begun (Live at London Bridge)1972Karen CarpenterMusic Video
The Carpenters: Superstar1971Karen CarpenterMusic Video
The Carpenters: Rainy Days and Mondays1971Karen CarpenterMusic Video
The Carpenters: We've Only Just Begun1971Karen CarpenterMusic Video
The Carpenters: (They Long to Be) Close to You (Version 1)1970Karen CarpenterMusic Video
The Carpenters: (They Long to Be) Close to You (Version 2)1970Karen CarpenterMusic Video
The Carpenters: We've Only Just Begun (Version 2)1970Karen CarpenterMusic Video
The Carpenters: Ticket to Ride1969Karen CarpenterMusic Video
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Posted commentsView all comments (30)

halfgoofyhalfgoofyJan 11, 2019

Why ... Why why why... DUH ... Goofy Fingers

halfgoofyhalfgoofyJan 11, 2019

You asked the Question, ... What Do Birds Suddenly Appear, .. Everytime You are near. .... Well .... Just like me, .. They long to be, ... Close to You.

wjerryzwjerryzJan 22, 2017

There is only one Karen Carpenter. She is really missed. Why didn't somebody try to help save her.

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.

gmrjr59gmrjr59Feb 11, 2009

First woman`s voice I fell in love with.

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