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

The actor, who performed Sixteen Becoming on Seventeen in the 1965 cinema, said people should consider singing the musicals lyrics like going to a therapist

Charmian Carr, who played Liesl von Trapp in The Voice of Music, has died at persons under 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 excellent known for her persona in the Rodgers and Hammersteins 1965 film, in which she performed the song Sixteen Departing On Seventeen. She was a college student when she auditioned for the cinema, which also starred Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer.

The actor fully embraced gatherings reverence for the musical, often emerging at love episodes commemorating the cinema, including sing-a-long acts 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 appearing. Its only a kind of care. They can move around. They can dance and talk back to the screen. They can bounce their appointment with the decrease that week.

Carr subsequently wrote a duet of volumes about her suffers, 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 heartbreaking news that the treasured& delicate Charmian Carr, beautiful Liesl, has passed away.

Ted Chapin, chairman of the Rodgers and Hammerstein organisation, said in a statement: Its ever happy when the states members of their own families transfers away and in the case of the family of the movie The Din of Music, its especially lamentable when it is the first of the group to go.

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Charmian Carr photographed in 2000. She had a successful busines as an interior designer but embraced her far-famed character by appearing in sing-a-long Sound of Music contests. Picture: 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 guide, encouraging, 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 president. Her clas 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 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, scribble: The Sound of Music lost a beloved member of the family w/ the go of Charmian Carr. She will be forever missed.

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

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

Read more: www.theguardian.com

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