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

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

Charmian Carr, who played Liesl von Trapp in The Sound 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 best known for her persona in the Rodgers and Hammersteins 1965 cinema, in which she acted the song Sixteen Croaking On Seventeen. She was a college student when she auditioned for the cinema, which too starred Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer.

The actor fully cuddled gatherings admiration for the musical, routinely sounding at follower events commemorating the cinema, including sing-a-long conducts 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 simply a kind of therapy. They can move around. They can move and talk back to the screen. They can bounce their appointment with the diminish that week.

Carr afterward wrote a duo of volumes 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 sad word that the precious& elegant Charmian Carr, beautiful Liesl, has passed away.

Ted Chapin, president of the Rodgers and Hammerstein organisation, said in the following statement: Its always pathetic when a member of the family elapses away and in the case of the family of the movie The Tone of Music, its specially heartbreaking 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 hugged her famous capacity by appearing in sing-a-long Sound of Music contests. Photo: Karen Robinson for the Observer

Charmian Carr played the oldest von Trapp child, and in some ways she maintained that character in real life lead, encouraging, 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 kinfolk 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 purchasers 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 is part of their own families w/ the guide of Charmian Carr. She will be forever missed.

Seth MacFarlane, the actor and administrator, wrote: So very saddened to hear of the deaths among Charmian Carr. She leaves behind one of the most memorable accomplishments 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 when they were cast as the von Trapp children.

Read more: www.theguardian.com

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