The Person

Born: February 15, 1958 in Flint, Michigan    Died: October 30, 2007 (age 49) in Largo, Florida

Dancing since the age of two, It seems only natural that this Flint, Michigan native began her career as a gypsy on Broadway. Equally comfortable in front of the camera, this versatile and talented actress had spent her life, with the support of her loving family, working in TV, Film, Print, Commercials and Industrials.

  • Grammar School

    The 60's

    Powers Catholic High School

    The 70's

    Adelphi University

    Magna Cum Laude
  • Karen







Sheena , Taina, Walker-Texas Ranger, The First of May, Palmettoa, Automatic Avenue, The Cape, Our Son The Match Maker, Seaquest 2032, My Brother and Me, Miracle Child, Swamp Thing


Oh, Kay! (Richard Rogers), Anything Goes (Vivian Beaumont), Cabaret (ImperialTheatret, The Tap Dance Kid (Broadhurst Theatre)


Oklahoma! (Stock Tour), Sophisticated Ladies (Russia), Dancin, Follies (US, Europe, Japan), Girl Crazy (Seatle Repertory), Follies (Lincoln Center Gala), Sweeney Todd (Pittsburg CLO)

Karen's Career

Education and Profession

  • During her sophomore year at Adelphi University, where she earned a Bachelor Degree in Communication arts in 1980, she was cast in a touring production of The Wiz. This eventually led her to Broadway, she had her debut in The Tap Dance Kid starring Hinton Battle. Other credits include a 1987 revival of Cabaret, Anything Goes, the 1991 revival of Oh, Kay! as well as touring Europe and Japan in Bob Fosse's Dancin'.

    She also participated in the famous 1985 concert version of Stephen Sondheim's Follies and performed at the famous Radio City Music Hall. "If you can work on projects you believe in, have fun with and touch people's lives, that's success," the actress told "The Flint Journal" in 1994 after landing a starring role as Jennifer Parker in My Brother and Me. Although the show only lasted the 1994/1995 season it brought her enough attention that she was cast as Dr. Perry on seaQuest 2032 replacing Rosalind Allen, her part was as a recurring character.

    She has also appeared in commercials and magazine ads dating back to the Eighties including AT&T, K-Mart, Febreze and Denny's, several of which are viewable on her website as well as clips of other TV appearances she has done.[5] She died on October 30, 2007 following a 5 year battle with breast cancer. She is survived by her two children, Lauren Elizabeth Jean and Lawrence Wm. Morris, and her husband Lawrence Hamilton.