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Charmian Carr: Liesl Von Trapp from “The Sound of Music,” Passes Away at 73 Years


Charmian Carr, best known for her role as Liesl Von Trapp in The Sound of Music, has passed away at 73 years old.

On Saturday afternoon in Woodland Hills, Carr’s family announced her passing due to complications from a rare form of dementia.

Charmian Carr
Charmian Carr

Carr was born on Dec. 27, 1942 in Chicago and at 21 sang “Sixteen Going on Seventeen” as the oldest Von Trapp sister in Academy Award-winning Sound of Music (1965), starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer.

Carr only appeared in one other film, opposite Anthony Perkins in Evening Primrose (1966).

After leaving the movie industry, Carr launched her design company Charmian Carr Design and quickly gained notoriety when Michael Jackson signed on as a client.

Carr co-authored two books: Forever Liesl (2000), which chronicled her experience filming Sound of Music; and Letters to Liesl (2001), which was inspired by the thousands of pieces of fan mail she received over time.

Carr is survived by her siblings Sharon, Darleen, Michael and Brian; daughters Jennifer and Emily; niece Julie; grandchildren Emma, Derek, William and Tucker.

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