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Karen Anne Carpenter March 2, — February 4, was an American singer and drummer who was part of the duo the Carpenters alongside her brother Richard. She was praised for her contralto vocals, and her drumming abilities were viewed positively by other musicians and critics. Her struggles with eating disorders would later raise awareness of anorexia and body dysmorphia. Carpenter was born in New Haven, Connecticut , and moved to Downey, California , in with her family. She began to study the drums in high school and joined the Long Beach State choir after graduating.
Burris, divorced with an year-old son, was nine years her senior. Burris concealed from Carpenter, who desperately wanted children, the fact that he had undergone a vasectomy.
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Thomas James Burris was born in USA; the actual place and date of his birth have not been revealed to the public. Although he is a real estate developer, Thomas is probably best recognized for being the husband of the late famous musician Karen Carpenter, from to Is he still alive? Where is he today? How rich is he, as of now? If you wondered is Thomas James Burris still alive, the answer is yes. However, since the death of his wife Karen, he has remained out of the media spotlight.
The Carpenters were one of the biggest-selling American musical acts of all time. They notched up 10 gold singles, nine gold albums, one multi-platinum album and three Grammy awards. Richard was the musical driving force but it was Karen's effortless voice that lay behind the Carpenters' hits. Promoted from behind the drums to star vocalist, she became one of the decade's most instantly recognisable female singers. But there was a tragic discrepancy between her public and private selves. Offstage, away from the spotlight, she felt desperately unloved by her mother, Agnes, who favoured Richard, and struggled with low self-esteem, eventually developing anorexia nervosa from which she never recovered. She died at the age of