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

The actor, who performed Sixteen Leading on Seventeen in the 1965 cinema, said beings should consider singing the musicals ballads like going to a therapist

Charmian Carr, who played Liesl von Trapp in The Seem 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 cinema, in which she performed the anthem Sixteen Going On Seventeen. She was a college student when she auditioned for the movie, which too starred Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer.

The actor amply espoused gatherings adoration for the musical, regularly showing at fan happenings celebrating the film, including sing-a-long recitals 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 appearance. Its simply a kind of care. They can move around. They can dance and talk back to the screen. They can hop-skip their appointment with the wince that week.

Carr later wrote a duo of notebooks about her know-hows, Forever Liesl and Letters To Liesl. She went on to star with Anthony Perkins in Evening Primrose, the Stephen Sondheim video 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 report that the precious& exquisite Charmian Carr, beautiful Liesl, has passed away.

Ted Chapin, president of the Rodgers and Hammerstein organisation, said in a statement: Its always sad when the states members of the family passes away and in the case of the family of the movie The Music of Music, its specially happy 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 hugged her far-famed role by be contained in sing-a-long Sound of Music occurrences. Picture: Karen Robinson for the Observer

Charmian Carr played the oldest von Trapp child, and in some ways she was held that character in real life guiding, clapping, supportive 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 governor. Her lineage moved to the San Fernando Valley when she was a child.

When she retreated from behaving, 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 actors 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, writing: The Sound of Music lost a beloved member of the family w/ the legislate of Charmian Carr. She will be forever missed.

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

Carr is endured by her four siblings, her two children and four grandchildren. She is also lived by the six other actors who became part of cinematic history once they are shed as the von Trapp children.

Read more: www.theguardian.com

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