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
White House photo by Knudsen, Robert L.
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Average Guess (6 Votes)
5ft 4in (162.6cm)
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.
Greg said on 5/Oct/16
Richard is listed at 6', which seems about correct and her height in heels looks ball park to 5'4"
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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