LOS ANGELES, Sept. 18, 2016 (Gephardt Daily) — Actress Charmian Carr, who was most noted for her role as Liesl von Trapp in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “The Sound of Music” (1965) and performed the song “Sixteen Going on Seventeen,” has died at 73.
A statement from her manager says the actress died of complications from a rare form of dementia.
The news was also announced on her official website in a post saying:
“My name is Steve Hughes, and my company has been managing Charmian Carr’s website for many, many years.
“Me and my family are so sad to have to post this message and will miss her dearly… We had the gracious opportunity to stay at Charmian Carr’s house several times while we worked on different projects for her. And we traveled to New York with her on another occasion.
“She was such a nice, cheerful person. We always LOVED, The Sound of Music, and still do.”