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

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

Charmian Carr, who played Liesl von Trapp in The Clang 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 character in the Rodgers and Hammersteins 1965 film, in which she acted the carol Sixteen Travelling On Seventeen. She was a college student when she auditioned for the movie, which also starred Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer.

The actor amply embraced audiences respect for the musical, routinely emerging at follower events celebrating the film, 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 figure. Its exactly a kind of rehabilitation. They can move around. They can dance and talk back to the screen. They can bounce their appointment with the shrivel that week.

Carr later wrote a duo of journals 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, a very young of the Von Trapp children, wrote on Twitter: It is with infinite sadness that I share the tragic report 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 lamentable when a member of their own families elapses away and in the case of the family of the movie The Racket 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 profession as an interior designer but hugged her famed capacity by appearing in sing-a-long Sound of Music happenings. Photo: Karen Robinson for the Observer

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

When she withdrew from playing, she set up an interior design business in southern California. Her purchasers 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, compose: The Sound of Music lost a beloved member of the family w/ the move 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 concerts in movie history.

Carr is subsisted 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 cast as the von Trapp children.

Read more: www.theguardian.com

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