Charmian Carr, Liesl From ‘The Sound of Music,’ Dies at 73

Every child who was glued to the movie, ‘The Sound of Music’, will take this sad news to heart. Charmian Carr, known for her role as Liesl Von Trapp in The Sound of Music, died Saturday. She was 73.

Carr’s family announced she died in Woodland Hills, Calif., of complications from a rare form of dementia.

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

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

After Carr left the movie business, she started a design company called Charmian Carr Design, which attracted Michael Jackson 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 fan letters she received over the years.

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

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    October 19, 2016 at 2:17 pm

    Ah, The Sound of Music was the soundtrack of my childhood, it was such as heartwarming movie.

    I felt so sad when I read the news about Charmian’s death.

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      October 20, 2016 at 9:46 pm

      Honestly, it was like part of my childhood was snatched. We were singing this two days before we heard the news.

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      January 5, 2018 at 5:31 pm

      Ohh, may her soul rest in peace. She will always be in our memories.

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