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Monday, September 19, 2016

Sound Of Music Star Charmian Carr Dies At 73.

Charmian,who played Liesl Von Trapp,has passed away following a battle with dementia, reports say.

The official Twitter page for The Sound of Music confirmed the news as it paid tribute.
20th Century Fox tweeted: "She will be forever missed."

The actress was best known for playing the eldest Von Trapp daughter in the Academy Award-winning 1965 film.

Kym Karath, who played youngest Von Trapp Gretl, said: "It is with infinite sadness that I share the tragic news that the precious and exquisite Charmian Carr,beautiful Liesl , has passed away."

Ted Chapin, president of the Rogers and Hammerstein organisation, said in a statement: "It's always sad when a member of the family passes away and in the case of the 'family' of the movie 'The Sound of Music,' it's especially sad when it is the first of the group to go.

"Charmian Carr played the oldest von Trapp child, and in some ways she maintained that role in real life guiding, cheering, supporting and generally being there for the rest of her 'sisters' and 'brothers.' "

Charmian - who was 21 when she starred in the film - became known for singing one its most famous songs, 'I Am Sixteen Going On Seventeen'.
The actress's spokesman confirmed she died on Saturday in Los Angeles, of complications from a rare form of dementia.

She was a college student when she auditioned for the film, which also starred Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer.
Carr fully embraced audiences' reverence for the musical, frequently appearing at fan events commemorating the film, including sing-a-long performances at the Hollywood Bowl.

In 2005 she said: "I tell people that they should consider sing-a-long 'Sound Of Music' like going to a therapist.
"It's just a kind of therapy. They can move around. They can dance and talk back to the screen. They can skip their appointment with the shrink that week."
Carr went on to become an interior designer in Southern California. Her clients included Michael Jackson and "Sound of Music" screenwriter Ernest Lehman.
‎Carr later wrote a pair of books about her experiences, Forever Liesl and Letters To Liesl.

The actress went on to star with Anthony Perkins in the Stephen Sondheim television musical Evening Primrose.
Actor and director Seth MacFarlane wrote: "So very saddened to hear of the death of Charmian Carr. She leaves behind one of the most memorable performances in movie history."

Carr was born in Chicago on Dec 27, 1942, and moved to California when she was 13.
She is survived by two children and four grandchildren.
She is also survived by the six other actors who became part of cinematic history when they were cast as the von Trapp children.

Karath, who played Gretl said in an interview last year to commemorate the film's 50th anniversary: "
"We're second family. As adults, we were deeply bonded, so our lives have really interwoven with each other."



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    1. Awwwwww one of my favorites in SOM.

  2. RIP Carr. Lovely musical drama. One of the best ever watched.

  3. Awwwww. Pretty Liesl. I loved her watching The Sound of Music as a child. She was so pretty with lovely eyes. May she rest in peace.

    1. True, very pretty and cool headed. RIP Charmain.๐Ÿ˜ž๐Ÿ˜ž๐Ÿ˜ž

  4. My all time favourite. Those days during vacation,uncle onyii will just keep playing it and explaining each scene and we will be singing along. I hate him being around those days sha but now I understand.

    Rip to charmian carr.

  5. Awwwwn... RIP Charmiam.
    This movie brings back some beautiful childhood memories.

  6. One of the best films ever... still love that movie... Rip dear ma

  7. This saddened me.
    Chai! RIP Liesl!

    I am forever humming "I am 16 going on....
    The hills come alive! With the sound of music...
    With the songs they have sang for a thousand years
    Oh oh oh oh

    My heart wants to sing like....

    Oh RIP Sweety!

    1. Tah dah tah dah ta.. I will take care of youuuuuu.... duuhhh Duhh Duhh.. lol

      Olele ee.. Olele e e..

  8. #The richest man is not he who has the most, but he who needs the least*

  9. One of my all time favvy movies.

  10. Eeyahh! This made me sober.

    That movies evokes a lot of beautiful, innocent childhood memories.

    We loved watching it again and again, during Christmas, with mum frying chin chin et al and singing along with us. The joys of childhood.

    Rest in peace, Charmain.


  11. Awwwwwwww, may her soul rest in peace.

  12. Rest in peace Carr, you may be gone but Liesl lives on.

  13. No child should grow up without watching Sound of Music, honestly.

    RIP ma.

    Did I just say ma? Oh liesl, you remain 16 going on 17 in my heart...

    So RIP baby girl...

    1. I told my kids this recently and they were like, what's this woman on about. I just got them the CD over the summer. They don't seem interested sef. Lol

  14. SAD! Was just talking to my neighbor's kids about this film on saturday when i heard them singing the "doe- a deer..." song and found out they have not watched it. I Was even even planning on downloading it for them. One of my favourite movies.
    RIP Carr.

    1. Yea most kids this generation have no clue what the SOM is.. had to hype it to mine for so long ehn. Explaining to them what they are missing.

  15. Aww!
    Darling sixteen going on seventeen
    Wait a year...
    I'll wait a year...
    Just wait a year...
    Or two...
    Beautiful movie.

  16. The hills are alive with the sound of music
    With songs they have sung for a thousand years
    The hills fill my heart with the sound of music
    My heart wants to sing every song it hears

    My heart wants to beat like the wings of the birds
    that rise from the lake to the trees
    My heart wants to sigh like a chime that flies
    from a church on a breeze
    To laugh like a brook when it trips and falls over
    stones on its way
    To sing through the night like a lark who is learning to pray

    I go to the hills when my heart is lonely
    I know I will hear what I've heard before
    My heart will be blessed with the sound of music
    And I'll sing once more

    1. Good wholesome music without profanity

    2. God bless u. Good movie n nice songs! Sound of music!!

  17. What a performance, what a life... they don't make movies like this anymore. God bless you for being part of a movie that influenced millions and it is still ever fresh for me and my children.

    Many of the themes of the Sound of Music are no longer in families. Families don't have time to bond, to sing and dance together or enjoy each others company. Very few families have time for picnics to enjoy nature and play with one another. We love the sound of Music.

  18. Liesl. RIP Ma'am. The sound of music was the first movie my dad bought when we got our vcr many years ago. We'd sung sing sing and watch it endlessly. Little did we know some of the things we were saying were utter nonsense. LMAO. Lovely times.

  19. Rip,thanks for being a part of a film that influenced a generation and more.what a movie! such movies are not made anymore.
    #blessed and highly favoured.

  20. Eternal rest grant her oh Lord and let perpetual light shine upon her...I loved her eyes and the movie so so much.

  21. Oh rest on Charmian๐Ÿ˜ข.

    Loved Brigitta and her lovely smile more though.

    ...and up in the nursery, an absurd bird is popping out to say Coo-coo coo-coo ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฆ

    So long, farewell
    Auf wiedersehen, ๐Ÿ‘‹ goodbye

    I'm glad to go, I cannot tell a lie(Brigitta is always frank hahaha).

    I flit, I float, I fleetly flee, I fly (baby Louisa)

    To sayyyyy goodbyeeeee to yoouuuu....

    The Trapp family, we acted these scenes like nothing else. 10 of us. Fond memories.
    It is well.

  22. Rip to her, love d movie so much


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