Charmian Carr, best known for the roll of Liesl in “The Sound of Music,” died Saturday in Woodland Hills, according to her publicist.
She died of complications from a rare form of dementia. She was 73, B. Harlan Boll said in an email.
The death was also confirmed on Carr’s website.
Carr was 21 when The Sound of Music was filmed. In the classic film, Carr played the eldest Van Trapp sister and sang the song “Sixteen going on seventeen.”
She also starred opposite Anthony Perkins in the Stephen Sondheim television musical “Evening Primrose.”
Though she was best known for her acting, Carr was also an interior designer. She started her own design business, Charmian Carr Design, and later became friends with her most famous client, Michael Jackson.
Carr cowrote two books, “Forever Liesl” and “Letters to Liesl,” both were an ode to her character in the musical.
Carr is survived by her two sisters and two brothers, two daughters and four grandchildren, the publicist said.