Charmian Carr Liesl von Trapp in The Sound of Music dies, aged 73


The star, who carried out Sixteen Going on Seventeen in the 1965 movie, stated individuals must think about singing the musicals tunes like mosting likely to a therapist

Charmian Carr, who played Liesl von Trapp in The Sound of Music, has actually passed away at the age of 73.

The stars representative stated she passed away on Saturday in Los Angeles, of problems from an unusual type of dementia.

Carr was best understood for her function in the Rodgers and Hammersteins 1965 movie, where she carried out the tune Sixteen Going On Seventeen. She was an university student when she auditioned for the movie, which likewise starred Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer .

The star completely accepted readers respect for the musical, regularly appearing at fan occasions celebrating the movie, consisting of sing-a-long efficiencies at the Hollywood Bowl.

I inform individuals that they need to think about sing-a-long Sound Of Music like mosting likely to a therapist, she informed Associated Press prior to a 2005 look. Its simply a type of treatment. They can walk around. They can dance and talk back to the screen. They can avoid their visit with the diminish that week.

Carr later on composed a set of books about her experiences, Forever Liesl and Letters To Liesl. She went on to star with Anthony Perkins in Evening Primrose, the Stephen Sondheim tv musical.

Kym Karath, who played Gretl, the youngest of the Von Trapp kids, composed on Twitter: It is with unlimited unhappiness that I share the terrible news that the charming &valuable Charmian Carr, stunning Liesl, has actually died.

Ted Chapin, president of the Rodgers and Hammerstein organisation, stated in a declaration: Its constantly unfortunate when a family member dies and when it comes to the household of the film The Sound of Music, its specifically unfortunate when it is the very first of the group to go.

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Charmian Carr photographed in 2000. She had an effective profession as an interior designer however accepted her popular function by appearing in sing-a-long Sound of Music occasions. Picture: Karen Robinson for the Observer

Charmian Carr played the earliest von Trapp kid, and in some methods she preserved that function in reality assisting, cheering, supporting and typically being there for the rest of her siblings and sis.

Carr was born in Chicago in 1942. Her mom was a vaudeville starlet, and her daddy was an artist and orchestra leader. When she was a kid, her household moved to the San Fernando Valley.

When she pulled away from acting, she established an interior decoration company in southern California. Her customers consisted of Michael Jackson and Sound of Music film writer Ernest Lehman.

2oth Century Fox commemorated Carr on Twitter, composing: The Sound of Music lost a precious family member w/ the death of Charmian Carr. She will be permanently missed out on.

Seth MacFarlane , the star and director, composed: So extremely saddened to come across the death of Charmian Carr. She leaves among the most remarkable efficiencies in motion picture history.

Carr is endured by her 4 brother or sisters, her 2 kids and 4 grandchildren. When they were cast as the von Trapp kids, she is likewise endured by the 6 other stars who transformed into part of cinematic history.

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