Karen Carpenter was an American singer, drummer as well as a television personality, best known for her vocal performances. She is best known for being a band member of the band The Carpenters.
Karen Carpenter's early life and education
Karen Carpenter full name Karen Anne Carpenter was born on 2nd March of 1950, to her father Harold Carpenter and mother Agnes Carpenter, in New Haven, Connecticut located in 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.
Karen Carpenter's musical career
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.
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".
Karen Carpenter's married life
Karen got married to her husband Thomas James Burris. They dated each other for several months before tying their knots together.
Karen Carpenter suffered from Anorexia which is an eating disorder the fatal disease claimed her life when she was only 32, leaving behind her loving husband Thomas.
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