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The Tragedy and Immortality of Karen Carpenter, Biographer Randy L. Schmidt

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As the new documentary Karen Carpenter: Starving For Perfection hits the Santa Barbara Film Festival, we talk to its producer and author of the book on which the film is based. His name is Randy L. Schmidt and the book is Little Girl Blue , which was a New York Times Editor's Choice, and on the Wall Street Journal's Best Seller List.

He has written numerous projects based on the Carpenters as well as biographies on Judy Garland and Dolly Parton.He has served as creative consultant for several television documentaries on the Carpenters, including the E! "True Hollywood Story," A&E's "Biography," and VH1's "Behind the Music." , and was a contributor to the award-winning podcast, DOLLY PARTON'S AMERICA. A  music educator in Denton, Texas, the gay publication He Said dubbed him as the handsome author "Mr. Aficionado."

With co-host Brody Levesque


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