Her family says she was suffering from “a rare form of dementia”. Her performance of the song Sixteen Going On Seventeen is one of the most famous scenes from the movie, even being revisited on the show Mad Men of late. Carr did some modeling while in college, and one of the girls she worked with knew filmmaker Robert Wise.
Actress Charmain Carr attends The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences’ Last 70mm Film Festival Screening Of “The Sound Of Music” at AMPAS Samuel Goldwyn Theater on July 30, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California.
Paying tribute, Kym Karath, who played youngest daughter Gretl in The Sound of Music, described her friend and co-star as “precious” and “exquisite”.
After starring alongside Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer in The Sound of Music, Carr went on to appear with Anthony Perkins in the Stephen Sondheim television musical Evening Primrose. She also wrote two books entitled Forever Liesl and Letters to Liesl.
Ms. Carr leaves four siblings, two children, and four grandchildren.
The Rodgers and Hammerstein film, which quickly became the highest grossing film of all time, went on to become a cult classic and was reprised often on stage and TV.
“I tell people that they should consider sing-a-long Sound Of Music like going to a therapist”. They can move around.
Kym Karath, who played Gretl in the film, tweeted: “It is with infinite sadness that I share the tragic news that the precious and exquisite Charmain Carr, attractive Liesel, has passed away”.
The manager also shared that the late King of Pop, Michael Jackson was her client and that the duo shared a special friendship.
Actor and director Seth MacFarlane wrote, “So very saddened to hear of the death of Charmian Carr. She will be forever missed”, read a post from the official Twitter handle of the studio.