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Kim Carnes

Biography

Nation pop singer and songwriter who had multiple strikes through the entire 1970s and 1980s. She actually is best known on her behalf #1 solitary, “Bette Davis Eye.” She’s earned multiple Grammy Awards. She was an integral part of the brand new Christy Minstrels with Kenny Rogers and Karen Dark. Due to her raspy tone of voice, people compare her performing style to Pole Stewart. She wedded Dave Ellingson on November 25, 1967. The few offers three sons: Collin, Ethan, and Ry.? She sang on Tim McGraw’s album Live AS IF YOU Were Dying.

Quick Facts


Full Name Kim Carnes
Date Of Birth July 20, 1945
Place Of Birth Los Angeles, CA
Profession Pop Singer
Nationality American
Children Collin Ellingson
Parents James Raymond Carnes
Awards Grammy Award for Record of the Year, Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media, Juno Award for International Single of the Year, Bette Davies Eyes, Don't Fall in Love With a Dreamer, More Love
Music Groups The New Christy Minstrels
Nominations Grammy Award for Album of the Year, Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals, Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance, Academy of Country Music Award for New Female Vocalist of the Year, American Music Award for Favorite Country Single, American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Single, Academy of Country Music Award for Vocal Duo of the Year, Bette Davies Eyes, Don't Fall in Love With a Dreamer, More Love
Movies Vanishing Point
Star Sign Cancer

  • Facts
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  • Awards
  • Salaries
  • Quotes
  • Trademarks
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#Fact
1When not performing live, she resides in Nashville and writes songs for artists like Reba McEntire and Tanya Tucker. [May 2003]
2After the song "Bette Davis Eyes" became a hit single, Bette Davis wrote letters to Kim and songwriters Donna Weiss and Jackie DeShannon and asked how did they know so much about her. One of the reasons Davis loved the Grammy-winning song is that her granddaughter heard it and thought her grandmother was "cool" for having a hit song written about her.
3Rock, folk, and country singer and songwriter.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
American Horror Story2015TV Series performer - 1 episode
No Escape2015/Iperformer: "Don't Fall in Love with a Dreamer" / writer: "Don't Fall in Love with a Dreamer"
The Final Girls2015performer: "Bette Davis Eyes"
Guapas2014TV Series performer - 1 episode
Glee2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
Austenland2013performer: "Bette Davis Eyes"
That's My Boy2012performer: "Bette Davis Eyes"
Laurence Anyways2012performer: "Bette Davis' Eyes"
Raising Hope2010-2011TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Take Me Home Tonight2011performer: "Bette Davis Eyes"
La solitudine dei numeri primi2010performer: "Bette Davis Eyes"
Cyprien2009performer: "Bette Davis Eyes"
Midnight Heat2007performer: "Bette Davis Eyes"
La mandrágora2007TV Series performer - 1 episode
Heartbreak Hotel2006performer: "Bette Davis Eyes"
North Country2005performer: "Bette Davis Eyes"
The Amateurs2005performer: "You Made My Skin Burn" / writer: "You Made My Skin Burn"
Loggerheads2005performer: "Silver Cord" / writer: "Silver Cord"
Cold Case2003TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Contender2000performer: "Ring Of Fire"
200 Cigarettes1999performer: "Bette Davis Eyes"
Tohuwabohu1997TV Series performer - 2 episodes
All About Bette1994TV Movie documentary performer: "BETTE DAVIS EYES"
Private Lessons II1993performer: "Love Hurts"
Impulse1990performer: "Everybody Needs Someone"
Rude Awakening1989performer: "Comin' Home"
Dolly1988TV Series writer - 1 episode
Spaceballs1987performer: "My Heart Has a Mind of Its Own"
Summer Heat1987performer: "The Heart Must Have a Home"
Shades of Love: The Rose Cafe1987TV Movie performer: "You Are A Part of Me"
Women in Rock1986Video documentary performer: "Bette Davis Eyes"
Maricela1986TV Movie performer: "Bette Davis Eyes"
Solid GoldTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1985 writer - 1 episode, 1985
We Are The World: The Story Behind The Song1985TV Movie documentary "We Are the World", uncredited
That's Dancing!1985Documentary performer: "Invitation to Dance" / writer: "Invitation to Dance"
Flashdance1983lyrics: "I'll Be Here Where the Heart Is" / music: "I'll Be Here Where the Heart Is" / performer: "I'll Be Here Where the Heart Is"
Top of the Pops1981TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Lolly-Madonna XXX1973performer: "Peaceful Country" / writer: "Peaceful Country"
Vanishing Point1971performer: "Nobody Knows" / writer: "Sing Out for Jesus"

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
My Sister Sam1986-1988TV Series singer - 44 episodes

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
C'mon, Let's Live a Little1967Melinda
The Patty Duke Show1965TV SeriesJoan

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Nachtfahrer1981Short

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Greatest Hits2016TV SeriesHerself
Les années bonheur2016TV SeriesHerself
Kenny Rogers, Cards on the Table2014DocumentaryHerself - Singer-Songwriter
Celebrity Ghost Stories2013TV Series documentaryHerself
VH-1 Where Are They Now?2002TV Series documentaryHerself
We Are the World: A 10th Anniversary Tribute1995TV Special
The 16th Annual American Music Awards1989TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
The 29th Annual Grammy Awards1987TV SpecialHerself
Women in Rock1986Video documentaryHerself
The 12th Annual American Music Awards1985TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Solid Gold1983-1985TV SeriesHerself
New American Bandstand 19651980-1985TV SeriesHerself
The 27th Annual Grammy Awards1985TV SpecialHerself
We Are The World: The Story Behind The Song1985TV Movie documentaryHerself
The 26th Annual Grammy Awards1984TV SpecialHerself
Leather and Lace1983TV MovieHerself
Champs-Elysées1982TV SeriesHerself
The American Music Awards1982TV SpecialHerself
Rod Stewart: Tonight He's Yours1981TV Movie documentaryHerself
Stars1981TV SeriesHerself
American Bandstand's 30th Anniversary Special1981TV MovieHerself
Fridays1980-1981TV SeriesHerself
Music Central1981TV MovieHerself
Kenny Rogers' America1980TV MovieHerself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1980TV SeriesHerself
Sha Na Na1980TV SeriesHerself
The Mike Douglas Show1976TV SeriesHerself - Vocalist

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
American Bandstand's 50th Anniversary Celebration2002TV MovieHerself
Top of the Pops1981TV SeriesHerself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1984GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television SpecialFlashdance (1983)· Giorgio Moroder
· Keith Forsey
· Irene Cara
· Shandi Sinnamon
· Ronald Magness
· Doug Cotler
· Richard Gilbert
· Michael Boddicker
· Jerry Hey
· Phil Ramone
· Michael Sembello
· Duane Hitchings
· Dennis Matkosky


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#Quote
1Nashville has a great creative atmosphere. It's a small, close-knit music community that you can't find anywhere else.
2I write from what's in my heart. I write what I love and have always done that. I'm so lucky to be writing and performing with some of the best writers in the world. I'm having a blast.
3I never had any other thought in my mind. I was gonna write songs, I was gonna be a star and a singer and I never thought of doing anything else.

#Trademark
1Raspy Voice

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