Thomas James Burris was a real estate surveyor who became famous after marrying the late American singing sensation Karen Carpenter. Many believe this marriage became the undoing of Karen who was simply a magical talent.
Burris, unlike Karen, was not a public figure and information regarding him are quite hard to find, especially after the death of his wife. Carpenter, on the other hand, was on the list of Rolling Stones Top 100 singers of all time. She throughout her career excelled as a drummer and a singer and later formed a band with her brother and named it ‘The Carpenters’. On a contrast, extremely little is known about Thomas’s life but let us try to find out more about him.
Caption: The man of mystery, Thomas James Burris.
Thomas James Burris: Early Life, Education, and Career
Thomas James Burris was born in America and is ethnically white. He is a man of mystery, which rarely happens if you are married to a celebrity. As of today, there have been no details about his birthdate, birthplace, or his parents.
The fact that most part of his life is hidden makes sense when you look at the fact that he only came to fame after getting married to the famous artist. It, however, is a pain to find information regarding this fellow and currently, we have not heard anything about his education and qualification.
James Burris has at least been a successful real estate developer. He was also able to gain a lot of attention after tying the knot with his love, Karen in 1980. According to some trustworthy sources, Burris is one of the best in the business and was at the peak of his career when he married Karen.
Thomas James Burris: Personal Life, Net Worth
Caption: Thomas and Caren on their marriage ceremony.
Thomas James Burris was at one point leading a happy life with his wife Karen. He and Karen knew each other for a brief period of time before tying knots. These two got married on the 31st of August in 1980. The event in the Crystal Room of the Beverly Hills Hotel was quite lavish and in presence of many other celebrities.
As per sources Thomas, at some point went through a vasectomy. So the couple was not able to give birth to children. This became one of the major reasons for their separation. Later on the 5th of February in 1983, just after 3 years of their marriage, Karen passed away. Her death was a result of the complications of an eating disorder called Anorexia.
Ever since, Burris has been away from the media and there have not been any known developments in his life.