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'Sound of Music' actress Charmian Carr dies at age 73

Charmian Carr (L) posing with her Sound of Music co-stars. Photograph: (Reuters)

WION Los Angeles, CA, United States Sep 19, 2016, 08.57 AM (IST)
Actress Charmian Carr, loved by fans for her role as Liesl Von Trapp, in the film "Sound of Music," died on Saturday at the age of 73. 

Her family said, Carr was suffering from a rare form of dementia and died from complications at home in the Los Angeles suburb of Woodland Hills. 

In the 1965 musical starring Julie Andrews, Carr was in her early 20's when she portrayed Liesl, the eldest child of widower Captain Von Trapp, played by Christopher Plummer. 

After the movie, she appeared in the TV musical with Anthony Perkins in "Evening Primrose". 

But she retired soon after to start an interior design business and raise a family. 

 In 2000, she started sing-alongs in the US, which drew many fans to participate across the country. 

She also wrote two books, one in 2000 titled "Forever Liesl," which was about the making of the movie and "Letters to Liesl" in 2001, inspired from the fan mail she used to get. 

(WION with inputs from Reuters)

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