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

The actor, who performed Sixteen Exiting on Seventeen in the 1965 movie, said parties should consider singing the musicals hymns like going to a therapist

Charmian Carr, who played Liesl von Trapp in The Music 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 performed the anthem Sixteen Departing On Seventeen. She was a college student when she auditioned for the film, which likewise starred Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer.

The actor amply hugged audiences adoration for the musical, often sounding at follower happens commemorating the cinema, 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 image. Its only a kind of rehabilitation. They can move around. They can dance and talk back to the screen. They can skip their appointment with the wince that week.

Carr eventually wrote a duo of works about her experiences, 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 disastrous news that the treasured& beautiful Charmian Carr, beautiful Liesl, has passed away.

Ted Chapin, chairman of the Rodgers and Hammerstein organisation, said in a statement: Its always happy 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 pathetic when it is the first of the group to go.

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Charmian Carr photographed in 2000. She had a successful career as an interior designer but cuddled her far-famed role by appearing in sing-a-long Sound of Music incidents. 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 ruler. Her pedigree moved to the San Fernando Valley when she was a child.

When she retreated from playing, she set up an interior design business in south California. Her patrons 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, author: The Sound of Music lost a beloved is part of the family w/ the give 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 actions in movie history.

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

Read more: www.theguardian.com

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