The American actress and singer died on Saturday, September 17 in Los Angeles, of complications from a rare form of dementia.
She was a college student when she auditioned for the Rodgers and Hammerstein’s 1965 film, in which she performed the song “Sixteen Going On Seventeen”.
20th Century Fox, the studio that produced the “Sound of Music” film, noted Carr’s death. “The Sound of Music lost a beloved member of the family w/ the passing of Charmian Carr. She will be forever missed,” the studio said on its Twitter account.
Carr is survived by her four siblings, her two children and four grandchildren. She is also survived by the six other actors who became part of cinematic history when they were cast as the von Trapp children, some of whom have expressed their profound grief over the news.