Celebrating the 65th birthday of the one and only Karen Carpenter
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5. A teenaged Karen proved her powers on "Dancing in the Street"
The Carpenters first appeared on TV in "Your All-American College Show," a talent competition in the late '60s. Karen, as part of "The Carpenter Trio," threw down on the drums and trilled the Motown classic "Dancing in the Street" with utter flair. Reportedly, John Wayne was watching the broadcast and hoped to cast Karen in "True Grit" based on her appearance. The role went to Kim Darby.