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Karen Carpenter

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. She had a contralto vocal range, and her skills as a drummer earned admiration from her peers, although she is best known for her vocal performances of romantic ballads.