'Sound of Music' actress Charmian Carr dies at 73

'Sound of Music' actress Charmian Carr dies at 73

And we traveled to NY with her on another occasion. She was such a nice, cheerful person. We always LOVED The Sound Of Music and still do'.

Her best known role is playing the eldest Von Trapp daughter in 1965 film.

Carr's contribution to "The Sound of Music" was huge - she sang the beloved song "Sixteen Going on Seventeen".

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She later went on to star with Anthony Perkins in the television musical Evening Primrose.

Carr was born on December 27, 1942 in Chicago. Her family moved to the San Fernando Valley when she was a child. Her mother was a vaudeville actress, and her father was a musician and orchestra leader. "She leaves behind one of the most memorable performances in movie history". It was a decision she never regretted.

"Charmian Carr played the oldest Von Trapp child, and in some ways she maintained that role in real life - guiding, cheering, supporting and generally being there for the rest of her "sisters" and 'brothers'". Her clients included Michael Jackson and Sound Of Music screenwriter Ernest Lehman.

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Hughes said in his tribute: 'It was his favorite film and they shared a special friendship'.

"Carr co-wrote 2 books - In 2000 she released "Forever Liesl" which details her experiences making the movie and living her life as "Liesl". A year later, she released a second book, Letters to Liesl, which she started working on after fans praised her first memoir. We all send condolences to her family'.

After The Sound of Music, Charmian left the world of showbiz to become a talented interior designer. She cohosted or attended various Sound of Music Sing a Longs, including such events at New York's Ziegfeld Theatre and L.A.'s Hollywood Bowl.

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