Karen Carpenter Biography

Updated On Mar 30, 2017 Published On Mar 30, 2017
Facts of Karen Carpenter
Date of Birth: 1950 , March-2
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 4 Inch
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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. 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 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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Karen Carpenter

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Born in New Haven, Connecticut, USA

1950

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.

Death due to Anorexia

1983

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.

Married to Thomas James Burris

1980

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.

Moved to Downey

1963

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.

Karen Carpenter's Networth

1983

Karen 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.

Appeared on Televisions

1976

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".

Bought two Apartment Buildings

1971

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.