Another great actress has passed.
Charmian Carr, known for her role as Liesl Von Trapp in the 1965-film version of “The Sound Of Music”, has died of complications from a rare form of dementia. She was 73.
The actress’ representative, Harlan Boll, revealed that she passed away on Saturday (17th September) in Los Angeles.
Her death was also mourned by many notable figures in the film industry, including actor and “Ted” director Seth MacFarlane, who wrote: “So very saddened to hear of the death of Charmian Carr. She leaves behind one of the most memorable performances in movie history.”
Her co-actress, Kym Karath, who played her on-screen sister Gretl Von Trapp, tweeted: “It is with infinite sadness that I share the tragic news that the precious and exquisite Charmian Carr, beautiful Liesl, has passed away.”
In memory of Carr, 20th Century Fox took to Twitter to express their sadness: “The Sound of Music lost a beloved member of the family w/ the passing of Charmian Carr. She will be forever missed.”
Carr exploded into the film industry with her debut act as the eldest of the Von Trapp siblings, and was known for performing the number “Sixteen Going On Seventeen”. She was 23 at that time.
Throughout her lifetime, she was also known to embrace the admiration surrounding the film, as she frequently appeared at fan events, including a sing-a-long performance at the Hollywood Bowl. She also released 2 books, “Forever Liesl” and “Letters To Liesl”, about her experiences as Liesl Von Trapp.
Truly a legend, we say. Rest in peace.
Source: The Guardian.