Carnie Wilson Interview Still

Carnie Wilson

Singer, television personality, co-founder of the pop music trio Wilson Phillips, and daughter of Beach Boys founder Brian Wilson

Cherry Boone ONeill Interview

Cherry Boone O'Neill

Author, singer, a survivor of anorexia nervosa, and daughter of musician Pat Boone

Belinda Carlisle Interview

Belinda Carlisle

Lead singer of the all-female rock band The Go-Go’s, who went on to have a prolific solo career

Bob James Interview

Bob James

Jazz keyboardist, arranger, and record producer who worked closely with producer Phil Ramone on Karen Carpenter’s 1979 solo album

Carol Burnett Interview

Carol Burnett

Comedian, singer, actress, and author known for her groundbreaking comedy-variety series, “The Carol Burnett Show”

Cubby O'Brien

Carpenters’ Drummer, a former child star, and an original “Mickey Mouse Club” Mouseketeer

Toma Nolan Interview

Tom Nolan

A former child star and music writer for Rolling Stone and numerous publications throughout the 1960s and 1970s

Suzanne Somers Interview

Suzanne Somers

Author, singer, businesswoman, health spokesperson, and actress who first appeared in the television role of Chrissy Snow in “Three’s Company”

Randy Schmidt Interview

Randy Schmidt

Music educator and author of the acclaimed national bestseller Little Girl Blue: The Life of Karen Carpenter

Olivia Newton John Interview

Olivia Newton-John

English-born, Australian-raised singer, actress, philanthropist, and a close friend of Karen Carpenter

Mike Cobb Interview

Mike Curb

Musician, record company executive, philanthropist, and former politician who dated Karen Carpenter in the mid-1970s

Maria Galeazzi Interview

Maria Galeazzi

Dated Richard Carpenter and was Karen Carpenter’s hair and makeup stylist on tour during the early 1970s

Louis Virtel Interview

Louis Virtel

Comedian, writer, and producer who went viral for the snap heard round the world on an episode of “Jeopardy”

Kristin Chenoweth Interview

Kristin Chenoweth

Singer and Tony Award-winning actress known for her role in Broadway’s “Wicked,” in addition to numerous television and movie appearances

Karen Tongson Interview

Karen Tongson

Filipino-American cultural critic, writer, queer studies scholar, and the author of Why Karen Carpenter Matters

Frankie Chavez Interview

Frankie Chavez

Child prodigy, played drums professionally, toured with Lionel Hampton, and in high school taught Karen Carpenter to drum

Doug Haverty Interview

Doug Haverty

Playright, librettist, actor, and graphic artist who for many years was a record executive for A&M Records where the Carpenters recorded

Cynthia Gibb Interview

Cynthia Gibb

An original cast member of the television music drama “Fame,” who later portrayed Karen Carpenter in the TV movie “The Karen Carpenter Story”

Barry Morrow Interview

Barry Morrow

Academy Award-winning screenwriter for Rain Man and writer for the teleplay for TV’s “The Karen Carpenter Story”

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