Karen Carpenter

Karen Carpenter
1950 - 1983

Karen Carpenter  American Singer


Who is she dating right now?

Rest in peace.


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), Mike Curb (1973 - 1974), Alan Osmond (1973), 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 female singers and American pop singers.


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Relationship Statistics

Dating9 1 year 4 months, 8 days 2 months, 1 day
Married1 3 years, 1 month - -
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
Age 32 (age at death) years
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
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, along with her older brother Richard, was part of the duo the Carpenters. She was praised for her contralto vocals, and her drumming abilities were viewed positively by other musicians and critics. Her struggles with eating disorders would later raise awareness of anorexia and body dysmorphia.

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Karen Carpenter32 PiscesSinger
Thomas James Burris80Business
Tom Bähler78 GeminiSinger
Steve Martin76 LeoActor
John Adrian-Actor
Terry Ellis (manager)77Music Producer
Alan Osmond72 CancerMusician
Mike Curb76 CapricornMusician
Frankie Chavez-
Mark Harmon70 VirgoActor
Tony Danza70 TaurusActor
Bill Hudson71 LibraMusician
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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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