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Karen Carpenter

Facts of Karen Carpenter

Date of Birth: 1950 , March-2
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 4 Inch

Quick Timeline of Karen Carpenter

1950 Born in New Haven, Connecticut, USA
1983 Death due to Anorexia
1980 Married to Thomas James Burris
1963 Moved to Downey
1983 Karen Carpenter's Networth
1976 Appeared on Televisions
1971 Bought two Apartment Buildings

Detail Timeline of Karen Carpenter

March 2 , 1950

Born in New Haven, Connecticut, USA

Karen Carpenter full name Karen Anne Carpenter, an American singer, drummer as well as a television personality, best known for her vocal performances, was born on 2nd March of 1950, to her parents Harold Carpenter and Agnes Carpenter, in New Haven, Connecticut located in the United States of America.

February 4 , 1983

Death due to Anorexia

Karen Carpenter was suffering from Anorexia which is an eating disorder. And thus, unfortunately, at the age of 32, Karen Carpenter died in Downey, California on 4th February of 1983. After that, her husband Thomas is living his life alone.

August 31 , 1980

Married to Thomas James Burris

If we talk about the personal life of Karen Carpenter, Karen had got married to her husband Thomas James Burris. They were dating each other for several months before getting married and thus got married on 31st August of 1980.

1963

Moved to Downey

Karen Carpenter spent most of her childhood in Connecticut where she completed her primary education and then moved to Downey, California for her further studies in 1963. There she completed her graduation from Downey High School as being a talented student.

1983

Karen Carpenter's Networth

Karen Carpenter began her music career with her very first album "Ticket to Ride" along with her brother in 1969. As she was failed to take off herself with her first album, Karen again released her next album "Close to You. By this time" in the early 1970s which gave her a big hit towards the audience.

December 8 , 1976

Appeared on Televisions

Karen Carpenter has first appeared in her very First TV Special aired December 8, 1976. And in1980, she performed a medley of standards in a duet with Ella Fitzgerald on the Carpenters' television program "Music, Music, Music".

1971

Bought two Apartment Buildings

Karen Carpenter lived with her parents until she at the age of 24. In September and October 1971, two years after the Carpenters' debut album, she and her brother bought two apartment buildings in Downey as a financial investment.

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Karen Carpenter was an American singer, drummer, and television personality, best known for her vocal performances. She is best known for being a band member of the band The Carpenters.

Born In New Haven

Karen Carpenter's full name is Karen Anne Carpenter. She was born on 2nd March of 1950, to her father Harold Carpenter and mother Agnes Carpenter, in New Haven, Connecticut, the United States of America.

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She was always interested in singing and taking part in various singing competitions since her childhood.

Karen Carpenter grew up in Connecticut where she completed her primary education and then moved to Downey, California for her further studies. There she completed her graduation from Downey High School.

Karen Carpenter lived with her parents until was 24.

Her Musical Career

In September-October 1971, two years after the Carpenters' debut album, she and her brother bought two apartment buildings in Downey as a financial investment.

Karen was interested in music from her early school days, she officially debuted in the music industry with an album "Ticket to Ride" along with her brother.

Her first album failed to give her the deserved exposure but she did not give up on her musical career. Karen again released her next album "Close to You. By this time" which was a huge success and she established herself as a singer.

Karen Carpenter first appeared in a TV Special aired on December 8, 1976, and later in 80's she performed a medley of standards in a duet with Ella Fitzgerald on the Carpenters' television program "Music, Music, Music".

Marital Life With Husband Thomas James Burris

Karen got married to her husband Thomas James Burris. They dated each other for several months before tying the knot.

Sources reported that Karen and Thomas tied the knot in 1980 and were together for only a short period of time. The exact details of the divorce are not revealed but their divorce was finalized in 1982.

Cause of Death

Karen Carpenter suffered anorexia which is an eating disorder the fatal disease claimed her life when she was only 32. The cause of her death is mentioned as heart failure.