Richard Carpenter who was born as Richard Lynn Carpenter is an American musician, music arranger, record producer as well as a songwriter well-known for forming half of the sibling duo The Carpenters alongside his sister Karen. Richard is also known for acting with his cameo in the Karen Carpenter Story.
Richard Carpenter Age and Birthday
Richrd was born on October 15, 1946, New Haven, Connecticut, U.S. He is 73 years as of 2019. He celebrates his birth on October 15 every year. He will be turning 74 years on October 15, 2020.
Richard Carpenter Height and Weight
Richard stands at an average height and moderate weight. He appears to be quite tall in stature of his photos, relative to his surroundings, are anything to go by. Richard stands at an estimated height of 6 Feet 0 Inch. However, details regarding his actual weight and other body measurements are currently not publicly available. We are keeping tabs and will update this information once it is out.
Richard Carpenter Early Life and Education
Richrd started singing and playing while he was young together with his sister, Karen. They liked to listen to the children’s records. He was introduced to Perry Como and Ella Fitzgerald when he was still young. By the time he was turning 12, he knew he wanted to be in the music industry. His first public appearance was when he was 16 years old in New Haven. Richard and two of his older friend formed a group and they played a local pizza parlor.
He joined the venture in order to make money to buy a car. His family moved in June 1963 from New Haven to Downey, California. His parents wanted him to further his music career. They were as well tired of the cold New England winters. He attended California State College at Long Beach (California State University, Long Beach) where he studied music. He met conductor and composer, Franka Pooler.
They wrote the lyrics to the Christmas classic “Merry Christmas Darling” in the year 1968. He also met John Bettis with whom they wrote songs. There he as well met Gary Sims, Dan Woodhams, and Doug Strawn, who later became members of the Carpenters’ live band.
Richard Carpenter Family
Richard Carpenter Parents
Richard is the son of Agnes Reuwer Tatum and Harold Bertram Carpenter. His mum was born on March 5, 1915, and died on November 10, 1996. His dad as well was born on November 8, 1908, and died on October 15, 19. Mum Agnes was a housewife. His dad was born in China. He was educated at boarding schools in England.
Richard was born at Grace-New Haven Hospital (now called Yale-New Haven Hospital) in New Haven, Connecticut. He was named after his father’s younger brother, Richard Lynn Carpenter. Richard and his uncle, his dad”s brother both married women named Mary. He was baptized in into the United Methodist Church.
Richard Carpenter Sister, Karen Carpenter
Richard has a sister who goes by the name, Karen Carpenter. Karen was an American singer as well as a drummer. She was born on March 2, 1950, in New Haven, Connecticut, United States. She suffered from Anorexia Nervosa. She died as a result of heart failure on February 4, 1983, in Downey, California, the United States at the age of 32.
She was buried at the Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Cypress, California. Richard has a brother called Mark Rudolph. Rudolph was Carpenters’ road manager. He was also
Richard Carpenter Wife
Richard is a married man. He married his adopted cousin called Mary Rudolph. The two started dating since 1970. They tied the knot in 1984.
Richard Carpenter Children
Richard and his wife have been blessed with five children: Kristi Lynn, Traci Tatu, Mindi Karen, Collin Paul, and Taylor Mary. Kristi was born on August 17, 1987, Tracy on July 25, 1989, Mindi on July 7, 1992, Paul on July 20, 1994, and Mary on December 5, 2000. Mindi was named after her later paternal aunt.
Richard Carpenter Health
In the late 1970s, Richard suffered from insomnia, panic attacks, depression, and addiction to Quaalude, a sedative and hypnotic medication. The doctor prescribed Quaalude as a sleeping aid for Carpenter but things got out of hand as it led to its addiction. On the other hand, Karen was suffering from anorexia nervosa an eating disorder which led to her death in 1983.
Is Richard Carpenter still alive?
Richard is still alive and in good health. Currently, there have been no reports of him being sick or having any health-related issues.
Richard Carpenter Net Worth
Following his professional career as a musician, music arranger, record producer as well as a songwriter, Richard has been able to accumulate an estimated net worth of $10 million.
Richard Carpenter Measurements and Facts
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