Karen Carpenter

Karen Carpenter Brief Biography

Karen Carpenter
Karen Anne Carpenter (March 2, 1950 – February 4, 1983) was an American singer and drummer. She and her brother, Richard, formed the 1970s duo Carpenters, commonly called The Carpenters. Her skills as a drummer earned admiration from her peers, although she is best known for her vocal performances. She had a contralto vocal range.

Carpenter suffered from anorexia nervosa, an eating disorder which was little known at the time. She died at age 32 from heart failure caused by complications related to her illness. Carpenter's death led to increased visibility and awareness of eating disorders.

Karen Carpenter News

• The Almanac for March 2, the 61st day of 2019
• The Almanac for March 2, the 61st day of 2018
• The Almanac for February 4, the 35th day of 2018
• The Almanac for March 2, the 61st day of 2017

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