Singer/songwriter Richard Carpenter was born in 1946; his little sister Karen shown here with him would come along in 1950.

Singer/songwriter Richard Carpenter was born in 1946; his little sister Karen shown here with him would come along in 1950.

Karen Carpenter - passed away in 1983 at the very young age of 32. Karen was at her parent’s house when she suddenly collapsed and was rushed to Downey Community Hospital, 25 minutes away from their home. She was suffering from anorexia nervosa, a disorder caused by compulsive dieting. She died of cardiac arrest. Karen’s anorexia caused The Carpenters to cancel a 1975 performance `Queens Elizabeth and a concert tour of Europe & the Orient.

Karen Carpenter - passed away in 1983 at the very young age of 32. Karen was at her parent’s house when she suddenly collapsed and was rushed to Downey Community Hospital, 25 minutes away from their home. She was suffering from anorexia nervosa, a disorder caused by compulsive dieting. She died of cardiac arrest. Karen’s anorexia caused The Carpenters to cancel a 1975 performance `Queens Elizabeth and a concert tour of Europe & the Orient.

Karen Carpenter's Reaction To Brother Richard's Kids - YouTube

Karen Carpenter's Reaction To Brother Richard's Kids - YouTube

THE CARPENTERS AT CHRISTMAS 1977 TV Show on DVD. Karen and Richard Carpenter host their first Christmas TV special with guests Kristy McNichol, Harvey Korman, Burr Tillstrom, and Kukla & Ollie (minus Fran). Many of the songs were from Spike Jones' 1956 Christmas Spectacular, which Karen and Richard listened to as children.

THE CARPENTERS AT CHRISTMAS 1977 TV Show on DVD. Karen and Richard Carpenter host their first Christmas TV special with guests Kristy McNichol, Harvey Korman, Burr Tillstrom, and Kukla & Ollie (minus Fran). Many of the songs were from Spike Jones' 1956 Christmas Spectacular, which Karen and Richard listened to as children.

Karen visits with children during a soundcheck as Frank Pooler passes by in background. Long Beach State gymnasium, 1970

Karen visits with children during a soundcheck as Frank Pooler passes by in background. Long Beach State gymnasium, 1970

I can’t remember exactly why I asked for Richard Carpenter’s beloved 1970s children’s series Catweazle for Christmas. Having now finished it, I’d be willing to believe it was divine inspiration. Im…

Catweazle

I can’t remember exactly why I asked for Richard Carpenter’s beloved 1970s children’s series Catweazle for Christmas. Having now finished it, I’d be willing to believe it was divine inspiration. Im…

Bless the Beasts and the Children- The Carpenters. I believe that the two most proficient female singers of my generation were lost too soon; Karen Carpenter and Cass Elliot.

Bless the Beasts and the Children- The Carpenters. I believe that the two most proficient female singers of my generation were lost too soon; Karen Carpenter and Cass Elliot.

"The Carpenters at Christmas" (1977) was Richard and Karen Carpenter's second TV special and first one for Christmas. "The Carpenters: A Christmas Portrait" followed in 1978. Many of the songs were from Spike Jones' 1956 "Xmas Spectacular," which Karen and Richard listened to as children.    SONGS:    0:01 "Sleigh Ride"  5:20 "Winter Wonderland ...

"The Carpenters at Christmas" (1977) was Richard and Karen Carpenter's second TV special and first one for Christmas. "The Carpenters: A Christmas Portrait" followed in 1978. Many of the songs were from Spike Jones' 1956 "Xmas Spectacular," which Karen and Richard listened to as children. SONGS: 0:01 "Sleigh Ride" 5:20 "Winter Wonderland ...

" We've only just begun " The Carpenters( I think this was our grade school graduation song!)

" We've only just begun " The Carpenters( I think this was our grade school graduation song!)

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