Karen Ichiuji-Ramone, known by her stage name as Karen Kamon, is an American singer and actress of Japanese descent. She is perhaps best known for her performance of "Manhunt" on the soundtrack to the movie, Flashdance. She also sang "Squeeze Play" on the soundtrack to the movie, D.C. Cab, and she has provided voice for the movie, Oliver & Company. In television, she appeared in one episode of the U.S. TV series, "T.J. Hooker". She is credited on the Carpenters album, "Lovelines"; as a friend of Karen Carpenter, she has also appeared in VH1's "Behind the Music" series in the episode, "The Carpenters". Additionally, she appears in a segment in the VH1 documentary, "100 Most Shocking Moments in Rock and Roll History".
She was married to record producer Phil Ramone in 1984 and until his death in 2013 at the age of 79. They had three children including Matthew Ramone, general manager of Phil Ramone Incorporated.
1984: Heart of You - Label: CBS-26017 - included the single "Loverboy," which reached #89 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart,
1987: Voices - Label: ATCO-90575,
1983: D.C. Cab (soundtrack),
"IMDb, Karen Ichiuji-Ramone". Retrieved 2008-05-13.
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