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Old 28-05-2011, 11:29
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karen was thee most beautiful singer ... such a loss

would also like to know what this conspiracy theory is please
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Old 28-05-2011, 11:30
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I never knew she dated Alan from the Osmonds wonder why that was never in the film because that was approved by Richard?
According to Wikipedia Karen dated some other famous men as well. There is also a bit about the over the counter medicine that karen was meant to be taking. Must say I never knew about that.
Interesting to note though about a newspaper article describing her as chubby and then her dieting started.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karen_Carpenter
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Old 28-05-2011, 12:25
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Many websites say that her husband bled her dry and she was due to file divorce papers on the very day she suddenly died. How convenient for him!

It seems her relationship with her mother was very strained, and the family demanded lots of cuts and amendments to CBS's Karen Carpenter film, including adding a totally false "lovey dovey" ending.

How sad.

http://morethancoping.wordpress.com/...en-to-anorexia

http://www.findadeath.com/Deceased/c..._carpenter.htm
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Old 28-05-2011, 12:45
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To all those here interested in The Carpenters, I can highly recommend Ray Coleman's The Carpenters - The Untold Story, originally published in 1995: although it's not an authorised book as such, the family, notably Richard, helped out considerably, even though it pulled no punches on such topics as Richard's Quaalude addiction or Karen's marriage.
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Old 28-05-2011, 14:52
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I do remember reading that the hospital where she was taken to uncovered a lot of unsavoury stuff that their lawyer wanted to go public with. The legal might of the Carpenters (as in Richard and the mother) put an end to this.
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Old 28-05-2011, 16:10
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Many websites say that her husband bled her dry and she was due to file divorce papers on the very day she suddenly died. How convenient for him!

It seems her relationship with her mother was very strained, and the family demanded lots of cuts and amendments to CBS's Karen Carpenter film, including adding a totally false "lovey dovey" ending.

How sad.

http://morethancoping.wordpress.com/...en-to-anorexia

http://www.findadeath.com/Deceased/c..._carpenter.htm
Just read both your links. It makes very sad reading indeed. Can't believe both her mother and husband treated her that way.Karen was such a lovely person. Very sad indeed
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Old 28-05-2011, 20:11
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Can I have the pm about the mysterious circumstances too please?

I love the carpenters and Karen had such a lovely voice.
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Old 28-05-2011, 20:27
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could i have the pm too please?
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Old 28-05-2011, 21:05
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maybe I understood it wrong but, I thought she was in love with her brother?
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Old 28-05-2011, 21:05
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And me, if you don't mind. Thanks!
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Old 28-05-2011, 21:05
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I would also like a PM if possible, many thanks
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Old 28-05-2011, 21:58
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Can I have a pm too. Been a Carpenters fan since the early seventies and Karen is my all time favourite female singer.
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Old 28-05-2011, 23:18
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Please could I have a PM aswell
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Old 28-05-2011, 23:46
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Can you pm me the mysterious circumstances too please.
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Old 28-05-2011, 23:48
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Could someone kindly pm too please.
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Old 28-05-2011, 23:56
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maybe I understood it wrong but, I thought she was in love with her brother?
Yes, I heard that there was some sort of incest thing going on.

Richard was very creepy and the story I heard was that he was in love with her and jealous of her husband.

I've got no idea where I heard this though and it was many, many years ago.
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Old 28-05-2011, 23:57
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Could I have a PM too please?
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Old 28-05-2011, 23:59
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Could I have a PM too please?
And me please.
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Old 28-05-2011, 23:59
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5 stone when she died. Tragic.
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Old 29-05-2011, 00:17
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Can I have a pm too please

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Old 29-05-2011, 08:36
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i still cant get my head round how she managed to hide it from everyone for so long - some of the final clips of her it is very obvious she's skeletal and there's a big problem.

i think her marriage was also a contributory factor to her unhappiness.
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Old 29-05-2011, 09:29
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I seem to have the opposite opinion of Karen Carpenter.

She was a wonderful singer of very melodic songs.

I can remember reading several articles that she was very possesive of her brother and tried to come between any relationship he tried to have, through jealousy or spite.

I do not therefore have this sweet and sacharin view of her, in fact she was portrayed as a very bitter woman. I havent seen the film of her life but there must have been some cover up of her feelings and behaviour during her career.

That is to say, I love her music.
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Old 29-05-2011, 09:33
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i still cant get my head round how she managed to hide it from everyone for so long - some of the final clips of her it is very obvious she's skeletal and there's a big problem.
I don't think that Anorexia Nervosa was fully understood at that time, even today people still die because of it.
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Old 29-05-2011, 09:35
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5 stone when she died. Tragic.
She had out weight on too, I remember Dionne Warwick talking that she saw her a couple of weeks before she died and she commented that for the first time Karen had hips.

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Old 29-05-2011, 10:36
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Could I have a pm too please, I've always been a huge Carpenters fan.
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