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

The actor, who performed Sixteen Going on Seventeen in the 1965 film, said people should consider singing the musicals carols like going to a therapist

Charmian Carr, who played Liesl von Trapp in The Chime of Music, has died at the age of 73.

The actors spokesman said she died on Saturday in Los Angeles, of complications from a rare form of dementia.

Carr was good known for her capacity in the Rodgers and Hammersteins 1965 film, in which she played the anthem Sixteen Running On Seventeen. She was a college student when she auditioned for the cinema, which too starred Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer.

The actor fully espoused gatherings admiration for the musical, often showing at love occurrences celebrating the movie, including sing-a-long accomplishments at the Hollywood Bowl.

I tell people that they should consider sing-a-long Sound Of Music like going to a therapist, she told Associated Press before a 2005 look. Its merely a kind of rehabilitation. They can move around. They can dance and talk back to the screen. They can skip their appointment with the shrink that week.

Carr subsequently wrote a duet of works about her ordeals, Forever Liesl and Letters To Liesl. She went on to star with Anthony Perkins in Evening Primrose, the Stephen Sondheim television musical.

Kym Karath, who played Gretl, the youngest of the Von Trapp children, wrote on Twitter: It is with infinite sadness that I share the tragic bulletin that the treasured& beautiful Charmian Carr, beautiful Liesl, has passed away.

Ted Chapin, president of the Rodgers and Hammerstein organisation, said in a statement: Its ever sad when the states members of the family legislates away and in the case of the family of the movie The Seem of Music, its especially heartbreaking when it is the first of the group to go.

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Charmian Carr photographed in 2000. She had a successful profession as an interior designer but espoused her far-famed character by appearing in sing-a-long Sound of Music happenings. Photograph: Karen Robinson for the Observer

Charmian Carr played the oldest von Trapp child, and in some ways she was held that persona in real life direct, heartening, supporting and generally being there for the rest of her sisters and brothers.

Carr was born in Chicago in 1942. Her mother was a vaudeville actress, and her father was a musician and orchestra manager. Her kinfolk moved to the San Fernando Valley when she was a child.

When she withdrew from acting, she set up an interior design business in south California. Her clients included Michael Jackson and Sound of Music screenwriter Ernest Lehman.

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The performers who played the Von Trapp children in the The Sound of Music in Salzburg on November 2000. Left to right: Kym Gareth( Gretl ), Charmian Carr( Liesl ), Heather Menzies( Louisa ), Nicholas Hammond( Friedrich ), Duane Chase( Kurt ), Debbie Thurner( Martha) and Angela Cartwright( Brigitta ). Photograph: STAFF/ Reuters

2oth Century Fox paid tribute to Carr on Twitter, document: The Sound of Music lost a beloved member of the family w/ the extend of Charmian Carr. She will be forever missed.

Seth MacFarlane, the actor and director, wrote: So very saddened to hear of the death of Charmian Carr. She leaves behind one of the most memorable actions in movie history.

Carr is existed by her four siblings, her two children and four grandchildren. She is also survived by the six other actors who became part of cinematic record when they were cast as the von Trapp children.

Read more: www.theguardian.com

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