She was 32 years old. Carpenter's funeral was held on February 8, 1983, at Downey United Methodist Church. Approximately 1,000 mourners attended, including her friends Dionne Warwick, Dorothy Hamill, Olivia Newton-John and Petula Clark. Her estranged husband Thomas Burris placed his wedding ring into her casket.
What kind of music is the Carpenters?
The duo's brand of melodic pop produced a record-breaking run of hit recordings on the American Top 40 and Adult Contemporary charts, and they became leading sellers in the soft rock, easy listening, and adult contemporary music genres.
Are any of the Carpenters still alive?
Since Karen's death in 1983, Richard Carpenter has continued to mark the legacy of his sister and the group by performing and bringing out new compilations.
What was the Carpenters biggest hit?
Top of the World
Led by inimitable singer Karen Carpenter, the group placed 15 singles atop Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart and notched 12 top 10 hits on the Hot 100, including the chart-toppers "Top of the World," "Please Mr. Postman," and "(They Long to Be) Close to You."
Who did Karen Carpenter fall in love with?
Thomas James Burris
She later dated several notable men including Mike Curb, Tony Danza, Terry Ellis, Tom Bahler, Mark Harmon, Steve Martin and Alan Osmond. After a whirlwind romance, she married real-estate developer Thomas James Burris on August 31, 1980, in the Crystal Room of The Beverly Hills Hotel.
Who played Joanie in Home Improvement?
Home Improvement (TV Series 1991–1999) - Lee Garlington as Joanie Graham - IMDb.