Karen Carpenter (I) (1950–1983)

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KNOWN FOR 
Carpenters: Close to You (1970) | The Carpenters (1971) | The Carpenters Concert: Live at the New London Theatre (1976)
AKA 
Die Carpenters | The Carpenters
NICKNAME  
K.C.
BORN 
Mar 2, 1950 (died Feb 4, 1983)
HEIGHT 
5' 4" (1.63m)

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Past Film & Video (1 titles)YEARBUDGETDOMESTIC / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for Paul Williams Still AlivePaul Williams Still Alive Herself (archive footage), Performer ("We've Only Just Begun" )  Less 2011 $38K / —
Past Television (3 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for The Carpenters: Music, Music, MusicThe Carpenters: Music, Music, Music (TV Special) Herself, Performer ("Without A Song")  Less 1980
  • Primary photo for Olivia Newton-John: Hollywood NightsOlivia Newton-John: Hollywood Nights (TV Special) Herself, Performer ("Heartache Tonight")  Less 1980
  • Primary photo for The Perry Como Christmas ShowThe Perry Como Christmas Show (TV Special) Herself, Performer ("It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas", "Sleep Well Little Children", "Santa Claus is Coming to Town", "(They Long to Be) Close to You/It's Impossible/We've Only Just Begun/And I Love You So/Don't Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes/Yesterday Once More")  Less 1974
Self (39 titles)YEARBUDGETDOMESTIC / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for Entertainment TonightEntertainment Tonight (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode, 1983 )  Less 1983
  • Primary photo for The 25th Annual Grammy AwardsThe 25th Annual Grammy Awards (TV Special) Herself  Less 1983
  • Primary photo for Show-ExpressShow-Express (TV Series) Herself - Musician ( 1 episode, 1981 )  Less 1981
    • Episode #1.6 (Oct 29, 1981) Herself - Musician (as Die Carpenters)  Less
  • Primary photo for Multi-Coloured Swap ShopMulti-Coloured Swap Shop (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode, 1981 )  Less 1981
  • Primary photo for NationwideNationwide (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode, 1981 )  Less 1981
  • Primary photo for The Merv Griffin ShowThe Merv Griffin Show (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode, 1981 )  Less 1981
  • Primary photo for Good Morning AmericaGood Morning America (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode, 1981 )  Less 1981
  • Primary photo for 20/2020/20 (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode, 1980 )  Less 1980
  • Primary photo for The Carpenters: A Christmas PortraitThe Carpenters: A Christmas Portrait (TV Special) Herself  Less 1978
  • Primary photo for DisneylandDisneyland (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode, 1978 )  Less 1978
  • Primary photo for The Tonight Show Starring Johnny CarsonThe Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series) Herself ( 8 episodes, 1970–1978 )  Less 1970–1978
    • Episode #17.119 (Jun 27, 1978) Herself (as The Carpenters)  Less
    • Episode #16.18 (Jan 27, 1977) Herself (as The Carpenters)  Less
    • Episode #12.218 (Nov 6, 1973) Herself (as The Carpenters)  Less
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  • Primary photo for The Carpenters... Space EncountersThe Carpenters... Space Encounters (TV Special) Herself  Less 1978
  • Primary photo for StarparadeStarparade (TV Series) Herself - Musician ( 1 episode, 1978 )  Less 1978
    • Episode #11.2 (May 11, 1978) Herself - Musician (as Die Carpenters)  Less
  • Primary photo for ABC's Silver Anniversary CelebrationABC's Silver Anniversary Celebration (TV Special) Herself  Less 1978
  • Primary photo for The Carpenters at ChristmasThe Carpenters at Christmas (TV Special) Herself  Less 1977
  • Primary photo for American Bandstand's 25th AnniversaryAmerican Bandstand's 25th Anniversary (TV Special) Herself (The Carpenters)  Less 1977
  • Primary photo for Carpenters Very First Television SpecialCarpenters Very First Television Special (TV Special) Herself  Less 1976
  • Primary photo for The Carpenters Concert: Live at the New London TheatreThe Carpenters Concert: Live at the New London Theatre (TV Movie) Herself - Musician  Less 1976
  • Primary photo for Die DrehscheibeDie Drehscheibe (TV Series) Herself - Musician ( 1 episode, 1975 )  Less 1975
  • Primary photo for DiscoDisco (TV Series) Herself - Musician ( 1 episode, 1975 )  Less 1975
    • Episode #1.52 (Mar 29, 1975) Herself - Musician (as Die Carpenters)  Less
  • Primary photo for Evening at PopsEvening at Pops (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode, 1974 )  Less 1974
  • Primary photo for Rock ConcertRock Concert (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode, 1974 )  Less 1974
  • Primary photo for Robert Young with the YoungRobert Young with the Young (TV Special) Herself (as The Carpenters)  Less 1973
  • Primary photo for The Special London Bridge SpecialThe Special London Bridge Special (TV Movie) Herself (as The Carpenters)  Less 1972
  • Primary photo for The 44th Annual Academy AwardsThe 44th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) Herself - Carpenters (uncredited)  Less 1972
  • Primary photo for Jerry VisitsJerry Visits (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode, 1972 )  Less 1972
  • Primary photo for The Carol Burnett ShowThe Carol Burnett Show (TV Series) Herself ( 2 episodes, 1971–1972 )  Less 1971–1972
  • Primary photo for Carpenters 1971 BBC Television SpecialCarpenters 1971 BBC Television Special (TV Short) Herself  Less 1971
  • Primary photo for In ConcertIn Concert (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode, 1971 )  Less 1971
  • Primary photo for The CarpentersThe Carpenters (TV Special) Herself  Less 1971
  • Primary photo for Lulus PartyLulus Party (TV Movie) Herself - The Carpenters (uncredited)  Less 1971
  • Primary photo for Top of the PopsTop of the Pops (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode, 1971 )  Less 1971
    • Episode #8.38 (Sep 23, 1971) Herself (as The Carpenters)  Less
  • Primary photo for Make Your Own Kind of Music!Make Your Own Kind of Music! (TV Series) Herself ( 8 episodes, 1971 )  Less 1971
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  • Primary photo for The Mike Douglas ShowThe Mike Douglas Show (TV Series) Herself - Vocalist ( 1 episode, 1971 )  Less 1971
  • Primary photo for This Is Your LifeThis Is Your Life (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode, 1971 )  Less 1971
  • Primary photo for BandstandBandstand (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode, 1970 )  Less 1970
  • Primary photo for Toast of the TownToast of the Town (TV Series) Herself - Musician ( 2 episodes, 1970 )  Less 1970
    • Episode #24.8 (Nov 8, 1970) Herself - Musician (as The Carpenters)  Less
    • Episode #24.5 (Oct 18, 1970) Herself - Musician (as The Carpenters)  Less
  • Primary photo for Carpenters: Close to YouCarpenters: Close to You (Video) Herself  Less 1970
  • Primary photo for Your All-American College ShowYour All-American College Show (TV Series) Herself - Musician ( 1 episode, 1968 )  Less 1968
Archive Footage (24 titles)YEARBUDGETDOMESTIC / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for The Nation's Favourite Carpenters SongThe Nation's Favourite Carpenters Song (TV Movie) Himself (archive footage)  Less 2016
  • Primary photo for Karen Carpenter: Goodbye to LoveKaren Carpenter: Goodbye to Love (TV Movie) Herself (archive footage)  Less 2016
  • Primary photo for Autopsy: The Last Hours OfAutopsy: The Last Hours Of (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode, 2014 )  Less 2014
    • Karen Carpenter (Jul 31, 2014) Herself (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for New Year's Rockin' Eve Presents the 30 Greatest Women in MusicNew Year's Rockin' Eve Presents the 30 Greatest Women in Music (TV Movie) Herself - Performer (archive footage)  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for ...Sings The Beatles...Sings The Beatles (TV Movie) Herself (archive footage)  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for Only Yesterday: The Carpenters' StoryOnly Yesterday: The Carpenters' Story (TV Movie) Herself (archive footage)  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for 20 to 120 to 1 (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode, 2006 )  Less 2006
  • Primary photo for Entertainment TonightEntertainment Tonight (TV Series) Herself ( 3 episodes, 2004–2005 )  Less 2004–2005
  • Primary photo for Corporate GhostCorporate Ghost (Video) Herself (archive footage)  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for Andy Williams: My Favorite DuetsAndy Williams: My Favorite Duets (TV Movie) Herself (archive footage)  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for I Love the '70sI Love the '70s (TV Series) Herself  Less 2003– 
  • Primary photo for 101 Most Shocking Moments in Entertainment101 Most Shocking Moments in Entertainment (TV Movie) Herself (archive footage)  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for Living FamouslyLiving Famously (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode, 2003 )  Less 2003
    • Karen Carpenter (Jan 27, 2003) Herself (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for The GreatestThe Greatest (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode, 2001 )  Less 2001
  • Primary photo for BiographyBiography (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode, 1998 )  Less 1998
  • Primary photo for Behind the MusicBehind the Music (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode, 1998 )  Less 1998
    • The Carpenters (Jan 1, 1998) Herself (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for Close to You: Remembering the CarpentersClose to You: Remembering the Carpenters (TV Movie) Herself (archive footage)  Less 1997
  • Primary photo for E! True Hollywood StoryE! True Hollywood Story (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode, 1997 )  Less 1997
    • Karen Carpenter (Apr 13, 1997) Herself (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for Great PerformancesGreat Performances (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode, 1996 )  Less 1996
  • Primary photo for Carpenters: Interpretations - A 25th Anniversary CelebrationCarpenters: Interpretations - A 25th Anniversary Celebration (Video) Herself (archive footage)  Less 1995
  • Primary photo for A Current AffairA Current Affair (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode, 1993 )  Less 1993
  • Primary photo for The Carol Burnett Show: A ReunionThe Carol Burnett Show: A Reunion (TV Movie) Herself (archive footage)  Less 1993
  • Primary photo for Carpenters: Yesterday Once MoreCarpenters: Yesterday Once More (Video) Herself (archive footage)  Less 1985
  • Primary photo for Texaco Presents: A Quarter Century of Bob Hope on TelevisionTexaco Presents: A Quarter Century of Bob Hope on Television (TV Special) Herself (archive footage)  Less 1975
Domestic gross includes USA and Canada.

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