Charmian Carr, Who Won Hearts As Liesl In 'The Sound Of Music,' Dies
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Actress Charmian Carr, who captivated audiences with her portrayal of Liesl Von Trapp in “The Sound of Music” film, has died of complications from a rare form of dementia, according to her website. She was 73.
Carr, who was born in Chicago, Illinois, was best known for her role as the eldest Von Trapp child in the Academy Award-winning musical film, in which she sang a coming-of-age duet, “Sixteen Going on Seventeen,” with her onscreen boyfriend.
“Carr was best known for acting, but much of her life revolved around her family and her interior design business,” read a note on Carr’s website.
“After acting in the Sound of Music, she married and then decided to leave the movie business and raise her two children, Jennifer & Emily. It was a decision she never regretted,” the message read.
Carr went on to author two books, Forever Liesl and Letters To Liesl, in the late 1990s, in which she recalled her time working on the film as well as her time spent with the real Vo
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