Sound of Music star Charmian Carr, who played Liesel in the 1965 film musical, has passed away.
Ms Carr’s first screen role – her first acting role of any significance – was in Robert Wise’s production of The Sound Of Music, which would star Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer. Ms Carr, born Charmian Farnon before Wise requested a change of name for her credit, plucked the role of the Von Trapp family’s eldest sibling, daughter Liesel, whose on-screen romance with Rolf, himself a member of the Nazi Youth, was both hopelessly romantic and utterly tragic.
Following the success of Sound of Music, Ms Carr appeared in a 1-hour television special alongside Psycho star Anthony Perkins entitled Evening Primrose, before leaving the show-business life. Often reuniting with her former co-stars for documentaries, television specials and anniversaries, Ms Carr would write two books before succumbing to the effects of dementia on September 17th.
Charmian Carr was 73.
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