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 of complications from a rare form of dementia. Carr was born on Dec. 27, 1942, in Chicago. She was 21 when she sung the popular “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.
Below, the moment in movie history for which she will be remembered forever.
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