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Facts About Carole King
|81 Years Old
|Carol Joan Klein
|Music Composer , Music Composer
|Place Of Birth
|Manhattan, New York, U.S.
|James Madison High School
|College / University
|Sidney N. Klein
|Gerry Goffin (M. 1959; Div. 1968), Charles Larkey (M. 1970; Div. 1976), Rick Evers (M. 1977; Died 1978) and Rick Sorenson (M. 1982; Div. 1989)
|Louise Goffin, Sherry Goffin Kondor, Molly Larkey and Levi Larkey
|5 feet 6 inches
|Four - Grammy Awards
Carole King is an American composer and singer-songwriter. She is the most successful female songwriter of the latter half of the 20th century in the USA, having written or co-written 118 pop hits on the Billboard Hot 100 between 1955 and 1999.
Best Known For
- An American female composer and singer-songwriter.
Early Life of Carole King
Carole King was born as Carol Joan Klein in Manhattan, New York, U.S. from a Jewish family. She was born to mother Eugenia Gingold and father Sidney N. Klein. Her mother was a teacher and her father was a firefighter for the New York City Fire Department.
She holds American nationality and her horoscope is Aquarius.
Moving towards her education, she began kindergarten when she was four. She then went to James Madison High School. Later, she attended Queens College.
Career of Carole King
Carole King's career began in the 1960s when she and her first husband, Gerry Goffin, wrote more than two dozen chart hits for numerous artists, many of which have become standards. She has continued writing for other artists since then. She success as a performer in her own right did not come until the 1970s, when she sang her own songs, accompanying herself on the piano, in a series of albums and concerts. After experiencing commercial disappointment with her debut album Writer, she scored her breakthrough with the album Tapestry, which topped the U.S. album chart for 15 weeks in 1971 and remained on the charts for more than six years. She has made 25 solo albums, the most successful being Tapestry, which held the record for most weeks at No. 1 by a female artist for more than 20 years. Her most recent non-compilation album was Live at the Troubadour in 2010, a collaboration with James Taylor that reached number 4 on the charts in its first week and has sold over 600,000 copies. Her records sales were estimated at more than 75 million copies worldwide. In 2012, she takes a break from her music career. After four years of break, she comes as a performer at the British Summer Time Festival held in Hyde Park, London on July 3, 2016, playing all of Tapestry live for the first time. The recorded concert of Tapestry Live was broadcast on UK SkyArts TV in October 2016. An album was released in 2017. Later, she released a new version of her song, One. In her first new recording since 2011, She was inspired to re-write the lyrics to her song “One” (originally on her 1977 album 'Simple Things') as "One (2018)" to reflect her dream for America on November 6: “Love won.”
Apart from music, she has appeared sporadically in acting roles. One of her earliest was in 1975 when she was the speaking and singing voice of the title character in Really Rosie, an animated TV special based on the works of Maurice Sendak. In 1984, she starred alongside Tatum O'Neal, Hoyt Axton and John Lithgow in the Faerie Tale Theatre episode, Goldilocks and the Three Bears. She later made three appearances as a guest star on the TV series Gilmore Girls as Sophie, the owner of the Stars Hollow music store. King's song "Where You Lead (I Will Follow)" was also the theme song to the series, in a version sung with her daughter Louise. She reprised the role in the 2016 Gilmore girls Netflix revival, Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life. King also appeared as Mrs. Johnstone as a replacement in the original Broadway production of Blood Brothers.
Awards and Achievements of Carole King
Over the years, Carole King won four ‘Grammy’ awards and was inducted in the ‘Songwriters Hall of Fame’ and the ‘Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.’ She has written more than 400 songs that have been used by more than 1000 artists, bringing her immense fame as a songwriter.
In 2012 she received the BMI Icon Award and an Honorary Doctorate from Berklee College of Music. The following year brought her The Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award, and she became the first woman to be awarded The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, presented by President Barack Obama at an all-star White House gala.
Net Worth and Online Presence of Carole King
Being a Singer, Pianist, Songwriter, Actor, and Musician, she assumed huge money from her career. Her estimated net worth was $70 million.
She is also pretty active on social media with over 73,000 followers on Instagram and 92,000 on Twitter.
Personal Life Carole King
In the personal life of the singer-songwriter, Carole King has been married four times, to Gerry Goffin, Charles Larkey, Rick Evers, and Rick Sorenson. Her third husband died of an overdose of heroin in 1978. She has two children with each of her first two husbands. She has four children; musicians Louise Goffin and Sherry Goffin Kondor, artist Molly Larkey and Levi Larkey.
Carole King is politically engaged; she supported John Kerry during his campaign for the USA presidency in 2004.
Body Measurements of Carole King
Moving towards her body measurements, she stands height of 5 feet 6 Inch and weighs 119 lbs. Similarly, she has 25 inches waist size and 32 inches hip size. Furthermore, she has a pair of hazel eyes and brown hair color.
Trivias About Carole King You Need To Know.
- Ranked #10 on VH1's 100 Greatest Women of Rock N Roll.
- One of music's great songwriters, her 1971 album "Tapestry" spent more than 300 weeks on the US charts.
- She was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 6906 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on December 3, 2012.
- Trained with Joanne Baron at The Joanne Baron DW Brown Studio.