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Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story (1987)

Director: Todd Haynes

Writers: Todd Haynes; Cynthia Schneider

Keywords: Drama, Biography

The life of singer Karen Carpenter, who died in 1983 from the effects of anorexia nervosa. Acted by Barbie dolls. Withdrawn in 1990 after a lawsuit from Richard Carpenter likely upset over implications of homosexuality, because the producers of the film failed to obtain clearances for the music depicted. Bootlegs remain in circulation.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Todd Haynes
Film Director
2-Jan-1961   Far From Heaven


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