- Name: Charmian Carr
- Age at Death: 73 years old
- Height: 5ft 3in (160 cm)
- Occupation: Actress
- Net Worth: Pending
- Status: Deceased
Charmian Carr was an American actress, singer and businesswoman. She was best known for her role as “Liesl” in the film The Sound of Music. Carr was born Charmian Farnon on December 27, 1942 in Chicago, Illinois. Her mother, Rita Oehman, was an actress, and her father, Brian Farnon, was a musician. She had four siblings, Sharon, Darleen, Michael and Brian. Carr grew up in Los Angeles where she attended San Fernando High School. She played basketball, volleyball and was a member of the cheerleading team. She also studied speech therapy and philosophy briefly at San Fernando Valley State College.
Carr made her feature film debut in the 1965 musical drama, The Sound of Music. She was signed by the film’s director Robert Wise to play the role of “Liesl”, the first and eldest child. Carr had no prior singing or acting lessons at the time of signing. Other actresses competing for the role included Patty Duke, Geraldine Chaplin and Mia Farrow. The film which stars Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer was a commercial success. It won five Academy Awards, 2 Golden Globes and is dubbed one of the greatest American film of all times by the American Film Institute. Carr was featured in Evening Primrose (1966), and Rodgers & Hammerstein: The Sound of Movies (1996). She made guest appearances on the talk show Loose Women in 2007, and The Oprah Winfrey Show in 2010.
Carr was the founder of the California interior design firm, Charmian Carr Designs. Her famous clients included pop singer Michael Jackson, and screenwriter Ernest Lehman. Carr co-wrote the books Forever Liesl (2000), and Letters to Liesl (2001). She also co-hosted Sing-A-Long Sound of Music for several years starting in 2000.
Charmian Carr died on September 17, 2016 at the age of 73. Her reported cause of death was complications from a rare form of dementia. Carr was married to dentist ‘Jay Brent’ from 1967 to 1991. They had two children, Jennifer and Emily. She’s also survived by grandchildren, Emma, Derek, William and Tucker.
Charmian Carr Age, Birthday, Married
- Birth Name: Charmian Farnon
- Birthday: December 27, 1942
- Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois, United States
- Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
- How Tall : Height: 5ft 3in (160 cm)
- Occupation: Actress, Singer, Businesswoman
- Years Active: 1956-2016
- Net Worth : Salary:
- Marriage(s): Jay Allen Brent
- Death-O-Meter: Dead
- Died: September 17, 2016
- Cause of Death: Dementia
- Place of Death: Los Angeles, California, U.S.
- Official Site: charmiancarr.com