- Started playing the piano at the age of 4.
- Formed first vocal quartet, the Co-Sines, while still in high school.
- Met future husband Gerry Goffin while attending Queens College; they formed a songwriting partnership and churned out more than 400 songs that have been recorded by more than 1000 artists.
- Scored her first Top 10 hit in 1961, titled "It Might As Well Rain Until September," a tune cowritten with Goffin.
- Released first album in 1970, titled Writer.
- Her 1971 album Tapestry spawned several hits, including "I Feel the Earth Move," "So Far Away" and her own version of "You've Got a Friend."
- In 1983, took a break from recording, moved to Idaho, and became an environmental activist; she returned to music six years later with City Streets.
- Appeared in a 1988 off-Broadway production of A Minor Incident.
- With Goffin, was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1987 and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990.
- Released her first-ever holiday album, A Holiday Carole, in November 2011.
- Published her memoir, A Natural Woman, in April 2012, and it made the New York Times best-sellers list.
- Is an advocate and cofounder of the White Cloud Council, an environmental conservation group.
- 2014, Grammy — Best Musical Theater Album: Winner
- 1971, Grammy — Best Female Pop Vocal Performance: Winner
- 2000, Emmy — Outstanding Music and Lyrics: Nominee
- 1971, Grammy — Record of the Year: Winner
- 1971, Grammy — Song of the Year: Winner
- 1971, Grammy — Album of the Year: Winner
- Sidney Klein — Father
- Levi Larkey — Son
- Sherry Goffin Kondor — Daughter
- Louise Goffin — Daughter
- Charles Larkey — Ex-husband
- Eugenia Gingold — Mother
- Gerry Goffin — Ex-husband
- Rick Evers — Husband (deceased)
- Molly Larkey — Daughter
- Attended City University of New York, Queens College, Queens, New York, United States
Ranking Big Bang Theory's Guest Stars
From Stan Lee to Leonard Nimoy, check out the greatest cameos on the CBS sitcom
Sign up and add shows to get the latest updates about your favorite shows - Start Now
- 1. Love Island Recap: America Desperately Needs to Shake Things Up With Its Vote
- 2. The Bachelorette's Luke Somehow Dug His Grave Even Deeper During the Men Tell All
- 3. Here's Your First Look at Looking for Alaska's Culver Creek Prep
- 4. The Boys Review: Eric Kripke's New Superhero Show Is Much More Than Its Edgelord Premise
- 5. Lifetime Is Doing a Movie on the College Admissions Scandal, Obviously
- 6. Janelle Monae to Replace Julia Roberts in Homecoming Season 2
- 7. Big Brother 21 Brought Bullying Issues to the Surface. Now What?