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For a songwriter, you don’t really go to songwriting school, you learn by listening to tunes, this quote in brief sums up ‘Carole King’ who is an American female composer and singer-songwriter. She is recognized as the most successful female songwriter of the latter half of the 20th century in the USA.
Between 1955 and 1999, she wrote and co-wrote 118 pop hits on the Billboard Hot 100. Throughout her career, she has won four ‘Grammy’ awards and has released 25 solo albums.
Height / Weight / Age
Born on 9 February 1942, this gorgeous personality has turned 80 years old. Carole is blessed with a good height of 170 in Centimetres and 5’7” in Feet & Inches. Her hazel eyes and shiny brown hair enhance the charm of her beauty.
She is very conscious about her physique and follows a regular diet to keep herself fit with the weight of 54 in kilograms and 119 lbs in pounds. Her figure measures 32 inches breast, 25 inches waist, and 32 inches hips.
Carole assumed huge money from her career as a Singer, Pianist, Songwriter, Actor, and Musician and her estimated net worth was $70 million.
Education / Family
Carole was born and raised up in Manhattan, New York, U.S. and belongs to a Jewish family. She is born to her father Sidney N. Klein who was a firefighter for the New York City Fire Department and her mother Eugenia Gingold was a teacher.
As for her education, she completed her schooling at James Madison High School and further enrolled at Queens College to complete her higher studies.
|Full Name||Carol Joan Klein|
|Birth Place||Manhattan, New York, U.S.|
|Date Of Birth||9 February 1942|
|Age||80 years old|
|Height||In centimeters – 170 cm
In feet inches – 5’7”
|Weight||In Kilograms – 54 kg
In Pounds – 119 lbs
|School||James Madison High School|
|Home Town||Manhattan, New York, U.S.|
|Fathers Name||Sidney N. Klein|
|Mothers Name||Eugenia Gingold
Career / Fashion And Style
As of her career, she commenced her career in the 1960s. She along with her husband wrote more than two dozen chart hits for numerous artists and then continued writing for other artists. Her success did not come until the 1970s as a performer in her own right.
After that, she sang her own songs, accompanying herself on the piano, in a series of albums and concerts. She scored her breakthrough with the album Tapestry after experiencing commercial disappointment with her debut album Writer.
Her album topped the U.S. album chart for 15 weeks in 1971 and remained on the charts for more than six years. Carole made 25 solo albums out of which Tapestry is the most successful album which held the record for most weeks at No. 1 by a female artist for more than 20 years.
In 2010, her most recent non-compilation album was Live at the Troubadour after made the collaboration with James Taylor. This album has sold over 600,000 copies and is estimated at more than 75 million copies worldwide.
She takes a break from her music career in 2012 and comes as a performer at the British Summer Time Festival held in Hyde Park after four years of a break on July 3, 2016, by playing all of Tapestry live for the first time. In October 2016, the recorded concert of Tapestry Live was broadcast on UK SkyArts TV.
She was inspired to re-write the lyrics to her song “One” in her first new recording since 2011 to reflect her dream for America on November 6: “Love won.” She has appeared sporadically in acting roles despite the music. She was the speaking and singing voice of the title character in Really Rosie in 1975.
She acted in the Faerie Tale Theatre episode, Goldilocks and the Three Bears in 1984. After that, she made her guest appearance as a guest in the TV series Gilmore Girls, and in this series, her song “Where You Lead (I Will Follow)” was the theme song.
In 2016, she reprised in the film Netflix revival, Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life. Thereafter, she appeared in the original Broadway production of Blood Brothers as Mrs. Johnstone as a replacement.
Boyfriends, Affairs, Husband, and More
As of her personal life, she got married four times in her life with Gerry Goffin, Charles Larkey, Rick Evers, and Rick Sorenson. In 1978, her third husband passed away due to an overdose of heroin.
She has four children two with her first husband, musicians Louise Goffin and Sherry Goffin Kondor, and two with her second husband, artist Molly Larkey and Levi Larkey.
|Children||daughters – Louise Goffin, Sherry Goffin Kondor, and Molly Larkey,
Son – Levi Larkey
Here we are providing you a list of her favorite things.
|Favorite Actors||Not Known|
|Favorite Actress||Not Known|
|Favorite Musical Instrument||Not Known|
|Favorite Singer(s)||Not Known|
Some Interesting Facts About Carole King
- Carole has been included in the ‘Songwriters Hall of Fame’ and ‘Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’.
- As of now, she wrote more than 400 songs for 1000 artists.
- The 1996 semi-biographical film, titled ‘Grace of my Heart’ loosely based on King’s life.
- She had already become a successful pianist by the time she was 10 years old.
- Carole started writing songs in her teenage.
- She was promoted directly to second grade after kindergarten.
- She had the ability to sense “absolute pitch” at the tender age of four.
- She received an Honorary Doctorate from Berklee College of Music in 2012.