From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Michele Lee (born June 24, 1942) is an American singer, dancer, actress, producer, director and frequent game show panelist of the 1970s. She is best-known for her role as Karen Cooper Fairgate MacKenzie on the 1980s prime-time soap opera, Knots Landing. She also co-starred with Dean Jones in the 1968 Disney film, The Love Bug. Description above from the Wikipedia article Michele Lee, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.