Charmian Carr, the actress best known for playing Liesl von Trapp in The Sound of Music, has died. According to EW.com, Carr died Saturday of complications from a rare form of dementia. She was 73.
At the age of 21, while a student at San Fernando Valley State College, Carr auditioned for a role in The Sound of Music. She was cast as Liesl, the oldest of the von Trapp daughters, for which she delivered a memorable performance of “Sixteen Going on Seventeen”. The film would go on to win the Academy Award for Best Picture at the 1966 Oscars.
The following year, she starred opposite Anthony Perkins in the television movie Evening Primrose. Afterward, she retired from Hollywood in order to raise her family and started an interior design business.