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Brother and sister singing duo The Carpenters (Richard and Karen) started their musical careers early. They became one of the best-selling groups of the 1970s - take a look at some career highlights in pictures.
Karen Carpenter was born March 2, 1950 and sadly died on February 4, 1983, following a long battle with anorexia and bulimia. A self-titled solo album from Karen Carpenter was released in 1996 – 13 years after her death.
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