Karen Carpenter and Thomas James Burris (Couple)

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Karen Carpenter and Thomas James Burris
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(31 August 1980 - 4 February 1983) (her death)

After a whirlwind romance, she married real-estate developer Thomas James Burris on August 31, 1980, in the Crystal Room of the Beverly Hills Hotel. Burris, divorced with an 18-year-old son, was nine years her senior. A new song performed by Carpenter at the ceremony, "Because We Are in Love", was released in 1981. Burris concealed from Carpenter, who desperately wanted children, the fact that he had undergone a vasectomy. Their marriage did not survive the deceit. The marriage ended after 14 months.

Tom Burris, Karen's husband, didn't have the same name as stated in the film nor did they divorce. Karen was still married to Tom (Bob) and was due to sign the final divorce papers the day she died. It is very ... View All »


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