It’s Valentine’s Day. Why don’t we hear anything about Karen Valentine anymore?
Well, she’s not working as hard as she used to. Her most recent credit was opposite John Larroquette in a 2004 Hallmark Channel movie, Wedding Daze, directed by Georg Stanford Brown, who appeared in an episode of (yes!) Room 222, the series that made her famous. A long way from Walt Whitman High, perhaps, but aren’t we all?
I did learn that at five foot four, she’s about two inches taller than I thought.
A lot of the vintage pictures of Karen have turned up in this five-minute video thing:
The first half of that was a B-side by the Surfaris (“Wipe Out”) that later was recorded by the Beach Boys for a TV series called Karen, which was not Karen Valentine’s 1975 series Karen.