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

The actor, who performed Sixteen Disappearing on Seventeen in the 1965 movie, responded beings should consider singing the musicals chants like going to a therapist

Charmian Carr, who played Liesl von Trapp in The Resonate 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 excellent known for her role in the Rodgers and Hammersteins 1965 movie, in which she performed the lyric Sixteen Travelling On Seventeen. She was a college student when she auditioned for the cinema, which too starred Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer.

The actor amply embraced gatherings fear for the musical, frequently appearing at fan contests celebrating the cinema, including sing-a-long executions 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 form. Its just a kind of rehabilitation. They can move around. They can dance and talk back to the screen. They can skip their appointment with the cringe that week.

Carr afterward wrote a pair of volumes about her knowledge, 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, a very young of the Von Trapp children, wrote on Twitter: It is with infinite sadness that I share the disastrous information 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 heartbreaking when a member of the family guides away and in the case of the family of the movie The Chime of Music, its specially sad 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 famous role by appearing in sing-a-long Sound of Music occurrences. Image: Karen Robinson for the Observer

Charmian Carr played the oldest von Trapp child, and in some ways she maintained that role in real life lead, cheering, 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 lead. Her family moved to the San Fernando Valley when she was a child.

When she retreated from playing, she set up an interior design business in southern 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 lead 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 achievements in movie history.

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

Read more: www.theguardian.com

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