How tall is Karen Carpenter

Karen Carpenter's Height

5ft 4 (162.6 cm)

American Singer of 'The Carpenters'. Richard Carpenter described her "5ft 4" in a 1997 documentary.

How tall is Karen Carpenter
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Average Guess (12 Votes)
5ft 4.31in (163.4cm)
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 15/Oct/20
Karen's brother, Richard, who formed one half of the musical duo, turns 74 years of age today. Many Happy Returns to him! 🎂🎁🎈

I found 6ft for him. 😁🎶

The late Karen gets 5ft4. 🕯️🎶
Leesheff1985 said on 28/Sep/20
You cant have a page for karen and not have one for richard. I think a page should be added for him hes probably around average height maybe 5ft 10 if karen is in flats here
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 17/Oct/19
⭐ I should have mentioned that the overplaying of Carpenters' songs is from Season Eight of 'American Horror Story', 'Apocalypse'.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 15/Oct/19
Today is Karen's brother, Richard Carpenter's 73rd Birthday. I wish him a very happy time. 🎂🎈 I wonder what Richard thinks about the overplaying of 'Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft'? Even my boyfriend likes that track, but not ALL THE TIME! 😂😂😂

The people complain, so they change it - to yet another Carpenters' song!

@ Yang - I, too, used to enjoy listening to their music when I was a kid!

The tragic, beautifully-voiced Karen gets 5ft4. I read that in more than one of my teenage magazines in the 70's.
Yang (5ft 8 Chinese men) said on 3/Feb/19
She is an honest lister!!! Plus, I was huge fan of Carpenters Richard and Karen when I was teenager.
Blake said on 15/Sep/17
Are you just basing this listing after the description from the documentary? She is described 5 ft 4.5 in this article Click Here
Editor Rob
The Coroner's office after her death had said she was 5 foot 4 and 108 pounds.

I remember also her therapist saying at 5ft 4 she weighed as low as 77 pounds.
Blake said on 13/Sep/17
Rob, how tall would you list Richard Carpenter in his prime?
Editor Rob
not looked at him.
Sandy Cowell said on 18/Feb/17
That is all I've ever heard Karen to be - 5ft4.
So sad how badly they used to deal with anorexia - stuff the patient and be done with it. That 'method' put a massive strain on Karen's heart. They fed her up to 108lbs and she had a fatal heart attack at 32, poor girl.
It's just as well more time and thought goes into the treatment of this disease now.
John said on 18/Nov/16
She was 64 inches tall according to her autopsy.
She was the greatest female singer ever.
Paul McCartney, John Lennon and Elvis thought she was up there as the best.
jonny said on 12/Jul/08
does anyone know how tall richard is?
Rocky said on 15/Aug/06
I think we need to exhume the grave to double check.


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