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  Karen Carpenter synopsis & grave   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Karen was the voice of "The Carpenters" the brother and sister duo of the 70's.
After the family moved to Downey, LA in the 60's Karen and Richard developed an interest in vocal harmonies and Richard produced arrangements on a demo tape which were sent to Herb Alpert's Aand M Records.
Karen's anorexia had by the late 70's reduced the duo's popularity and her subsequent death in 1983 saw the end of "The Carpenters".
www.hollywoodusa.co.uk /RocknRollHeaven/karencarpenter1.htm   (362 words)

  Karen Carpenter - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Karen was born in New Haven, Connecticut and moved with her family to Downey, California in 1963.
Karen and her brother Richard formed a trio band with a friend named Wes Jacobs.
The Carpenters soon became one of the most successful singing groups in the 1970s, with Karen on drums and lead vocals and Richard on piano.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Karen_Carpenter   (310 words)

 Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The film covers Karen's life from the time of her "discovery" by her brother in 1966 to her untimely death by cardiac arrest (secondary to anorexia nervosa and bulimia) in 1983.
Interspersed with the story were documentary-style segments detailing the times in which Karen Carpenter lived and also detailing anorexia; these segments were seen as dry and melodramatic parodies of the documentary genre.
Karen's parents, Harold and Agnes, were portrayed as controlling and indifferent; Agnes, in addition, was portrayed as dismissive of Karen's concerns about her weight.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Superstar:_The_Karen_Carpenter_Story   (791 words)

 Battling Anorexia: The Story of Karen Carpenter
Karen Carpenter was well known in the 70s and 80s for her dazzling music.
Karen Carpenter's mother found her naked and unconscious on the floor of a walk-in wardrobe closet in their home in Downey, California.
Karen Carpenter can be seen as the great surge of awareness to the millions of people who suffer from this serious disease.
library.thinkquest.org /21298/Mind&Body/Carpenter.html   (2142 words)

 Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story (1987)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Karen Carpenter's battle with anorexia nervosa and the cultural influence of the Carpenters in the 70s.
The film is not merely about fame or anorexia (the disease of which Carpenter died), but conjures the suburban California of the 1970's, indeed the whole plastic experience of America and American pop culture (of which, of course, The Carpenters and Barbie dolls are most certainly a part).
The sincere lite-rock of The Carpenters is juxtaposed with the emptiness and powerful sorrow of these "people"; the film isn't merely a satire--it's deeply touching in a way that many "human stories" fail to be.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0094075   (433 words)

 Battling Anorexia: The Story of Karen Carpenter
Karen Carpenter was suffering from an eating disorder not uncommon among the American population.
Karen's body was so weak that she was forced to lay down between shows, and the audience was gasping at her body as she walked on stage.
Karen Carpenter was a talented, ambitious young white female from a middle class home.
atdpweb.soe.berkeley.edu /quest/Mind&Body/Carpenter.html   (2142 words)

 Karen Carpenter - hotshotdigital.com
Karen's voice is considered by many to be one of the finest and most expressive in modern popular music.
In the late 1960's at a time when rock and roll was dominant - Karen Carpenter's soothing voice found unexpected success as the the lead singer for The Carpenters.
Half of the brother and sister duo, Karen possessed every bit as much talent as Richard, however, hers was a talent that did not show at an early age like her brother's.
www.hotshotdigital.com /WellAlwaysRemember.2/KarenCarpenter.html   (259 words)

 Karen Carpenter
Karen and Richard Carpenter were probably the most successful brother and sister singing duo in music history.
At the time, Karen was living in a condominium in LA at 2222 Avenue of the Stars.
Karen's last meal was with her parents, at the local Bob's Big Boy, in Downey.
www.findadeath.com /Decesed/c/Carpenter,%20Karen/karen_carpenter.htm   (1861 words)

 the-carpenters Mp3 Albums Review
Forever Carpenters and whenever she is, will be reminded with the best enthusiasm and joy of living she inspired to all of us who were witness of this golden age in the seventies music.
Karen Carpenter sings like an angel and will make every hair stand up on your body and bring tears to your eyes with her versions of Ave Maria, I'll be Home for Christmas, Silent Night and more.
I believe Karen Carpenter was (and still is) one of the most under-rated singers of the twentieth century, primarily because the beauty of their music ran headlong into the harder rock-n-roll of the 1970's.
www.full-albums.net /albums_review-the-carpenters.asp   (5511 words)

 Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story
Haynes is saying that Karen herself was reduced to a dress-up doll by her overbearing brother and mother, living in a plastic universe that enforces surface femininity on women without taking into account the psychological price they often pay.
Karen's visible sickness -- culminating in her collapse onstage -- is bad for the Carpenters' squeaky-clean image, another façade that Haynes suggests was as hollow as Barbie.
The Carpenters are even placed in historical context: They positioned themselves as, and were embraced as, a sunny alternative to the chaos and dissent of the early '70s.
www.angelfire.com /movies/oc/superstar.html   (892 words)

 Karen Carpenter Biography - hotshotdigital.com
Karen Anne Carpenter was born at 11:45 a.m.
Dad Carpenter hung swings in the basement of their home at 55 Hall Street in New Haven, and Karen and Richard spent many hours literally swinging to the music of their father's extensive record collection.
Karen died unexpectedly at her parents' home on February 4, 1983 from heart failure, the result of years of suffering with anorexia nervosa.
www.hotshotdigital.com /WellAlwaysRemember.2/KarenCarpenterBio.html   (1051 words)

 Cathedral Stone - Influence The Carpenters Music - Karen Carpenter Anorexia Nervosa - Karen Carpenter Death Funeral - ...
I can understand why Richard Carpenter decided not to work with other singers after her death, because there is no one in her league, and it would be such a big disappointment.
Karen was the first celebrity to shock the public with the reality Having also had a sister that battled with Anorexia Nervosa, I can almost say that I know of this disease, and it made my sister finally see that people can die from this.
A few years after Karen died, I was on a tour of the AandM records lot in Hollywood with a UCLA music industry class taught by the infamous Tom Noonan, editor of charts for Billboard Magazine.
www.cathedralstone.net /Pages/Carpenters.htm   (925 words)

 E! Online - E! True Hollywood Story - Greatest Ever Told - Karen Carpenter   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
As the Carpenters, Karen Carpenter and her brother Richard were one of the most successful music groups of the '70s.
Karen's battle with anorexia nervosa began at age 17 and continued throughout her life.
As things got worse, Carpenter was hospitalized twice for her extreme thinness, and her heart slowly weakened from years of dieting.
www.eonline.com /On/Holly/Greatest/Facts/carpenter.html   (320 words)

 BBC - Radio 2 - The Karen Carpenter Story
As one half of the brother-sister duo The Carpenters, Karen was one of the most talented, successful and enduring pop stars of her generation.
Yet in 1983 Karen Carpenter died suddenly from heart failure, the result of years of suffering with anorexia nervosa.
Explores Karen's adult life; the pressures of her success, her solo career, her marriage and the illness that lead to her untimely death in 1983.
www.bbc.co.uk /radio2/r2music/documentaries/karencarpenter.shtml   (392 words)

 Amazon.com: Karen Carpenter: Music: Karen Carpenter   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
In 1979, Richard Carpenter was hooked on quaaludes and submitted himself to the Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas, to rid himself of the additction.
Karen's image on the record cover is more hip, with her posing on a couch dressed in leather.
Karen was quite proud of her solo effort and was devastated when it was shelved, so much so, that she went on a Mexican vacation with the Phil Ramone family for several weeks.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000002G64?v=glance   (1915 words)

 Karen Carpenter Memorial, Carpenters
"Karen was such a vibrant spirit in life and it has transcended even death.
Though there may be songs never sung and life not lived, we find that the time Karen spent here was filled with such enormity of talent, such love of family and friends, such a sense of the purpose of living life that we are buoyed by her songs and not saddened.
People were touched by the way a song seemed almost biographical when there is no way Karen could have lived it.
www.richardandkarencarpenter.com /memorial.htm   (174 words)

 Karen Carpenter
Since Karen was only 19 she needed her mother's to sign for her.
After six years of battling this disease, Karen looked as though she was on the road to recovery.
Upon entering Karen's room, she found Karen lying in the closet, eyes rolled back in her head and no longer breathing.
www.morbid-curiosity.com /id127.htm   (904 words)

 Amazon.ca: Karen Carpenter: Music: Karen Carpenter   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Karen may have been in the forefront, both were great musicians, but Richard was the mastermind when it came to The Carpenters "sound".
Richard controlled Karen's whole life, and the only thing she felt that she could have control over, was her weight, but on this CD she could FINALLY control things and have them her way.
And this was her project, her love and hers only, and we should be grateful she left this for us to hear her in a totally different light from everything we've ever known of her.
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/B000002G64   (874 words)

 Karen Carpenter Music - Favorite Songs - Lyrics From
Karen Anne Carpenter was one of the all...
Karen Carpenter was the lead singer for the soft-rock duo the Carpenters, who scored a string of...
Karen Carpenter and her brother Richard were one of the most successful music groups...
www.lyricsfrom.com /artists/k/Karen-Carpenter.html   (1680 words)

 Karen Carpenter
Karen remained in her original casket, white with pink daisy's.
I also read an entry in your Guestbook about Karen Carpenter and she said that there weren't any problems in the Karen Carpenter case.
Scott, Karen and her parents were moved to Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park in Westlake Village, by her brother Richard on 12/11/03.
www.findadeath.com /Deceased/c/Carpenter,%20Karen/karen_carpenter.htm   (2129 words)

 Buy.com - Karen Carpenter - Karen Carpenter - CD
Karen Carpenter recorded her only solo album in 1979 and 1980 with members of Billy Joel's backing band.
Karen Carpenter's only solo album, recorded in New York in 1979 with producer Phil Ramone but unreleased until 1996, was also the only album she ever recorded with a producer other than her older brother Richard.
Not to take anything away from Karen and Richard's endless string of classic pop singles, but it is refreshing to hear Karen's near-perfect voice, a dusky, melancholy alto with bell-like clarity, in a more relaxed and jazz-influenced setting.
www.buy.com /search/q/loc/18250/search_store/6/querytype/music/carpenter+karen.html   (348 words)

 Karen Carpenter - Biography - AOL Music
Following the recording of the record, she returned to the Carpenters, and they had one final Top 40 hit -- "Touch Me When We're Dancing" -- in 1981 before she tragically died of heart failure, brought on by anorexia nervosa, in February of 1983.
Her unreleased solo album, titled Karen Carpenter, was finally released in the fall of 1996.
Get Karen Carpenter biography information, download, listen and watch Karen Carpenter music, mp3's, song lyrics, music videos, Internet radio, live performances, concerts, and use the music search function to find information on other new and established recording artists.
music.aol.com /artist/karen-carpenter/62626/biography   (149 words)

 Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story - Carpenters - Now
Using Barbie dolls as puppets, "Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story" portrays Karen's life and battle with anorexia nervosa.
Even without Carpenter's court order, it is likely that the film would have been stopped by Mattel, the makers of Barbie.
Richard Carpenter injuncted the director on the (perfectly legitimate) basis that carpenters music was used in the soundtrack without consent being sought or obtained.
www.famousfolk.com /carpenters/video/87-kc-story.shtml   (328 words)

 Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story Review (1987)
In 1983, singer Karen Carpenter was found dead from causes related to the "slimming disease" anorexia nervosa.
And there is, of course, an examination of anorexia, explaining the effects of the disease and how it affected Karen, who was under pressure from the media and her family to look thin and presentable for her public appearances.
Intriguing American arthouse writer-director whose student film Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story created a big fuss, and is still banned to this day.
www.thespinningimage.co.uk /cultfilms/displaycultfilm.asp?reviewid=164   (378 words)

 The Karen Carpenter Story (1989) (TV)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
When Karen starts singing in the right key (A) the we cut to a Carpenter sound track that with an electric bass and an oboe.
All of this said, there is probably another non made-for-TV movie waiting to be made about The Carpenters, who really defied their era (the early '70s) with their wholesome sounds but were caught up in the topsy-turvy world of rock (as seen in this movie) anyway.
Karen's death was tragic and the movie tastefully recreates it.
us.imdb.com /title/tt0097648   (447 words)

 karen carpenter anorexia -- karen carpenter anorexia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Karen Carpenter Tribute remembering the pop and jazz singer, and her struggle with anorexia nervosa.
Karen Carpenter Karen Carpenter lost her life to Anorexia Nervosa which brought a name and face to eating disorders in 1983.
Karen Carpenter - February 4, 1983 (32), vocalist Heidi Guenther - 1997 (22), ballerina with the...
www.vanorexia.com /karencarpenteranorexia   (3611 words)

 The Karen Carpenter Story (1989) (TV)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Story of the meteoric rise and sudden fall of Karen Carpenter, who became a famous singer before battling anorexia and bulemia.
The same ambulance, paramedics, and house that the real Karen Carpenter died in were used in the movie.
When Karen starts singing in the right key (A) we then cut to a Carpenter sound track that with an electric bass and an oboe.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0097648   (291 words)

 Karen Carpenter Encyclopedia Article @ AlienArtifacts.com (Alien Artifacts)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Karen Carpenter Encyclopedia Article @ AlienArtifacts.com (Alien Artifacts)
This page contains quite a lot of relevant information about Karen Carpenter.
male readers exactly why, for so many of them, preparing a simple, balanced, nutritious meal is akin to being discovered singing Karen Carpenter songs while...
www.alienartifacts.com /encyclopedia/Karen_Carpenter   (383 words)

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