A minor piece of millions of people’s childhoods died with the unhappy news that Christopher Plummer handed away at age 91.
While the Canadian-born actor had an illustrious career that spanned 7 many years and bundled an Oscar get in 2012 for his supporting convert in the movie “Beginners,” he’s maybe best regarded for his purpose as Captain Georg von Trapp in “The Audio of Songs.”
Enjoying a gruff widower, the father to seven unruly children who falls in adore with a rambunctious nun (played by Julie Andrews, now 85) was a part he famously detested, yet was beloved by all who watched it on a yearly basis — typically all over Christmastime.
And as for his septet of musically gifted offspring who ended up forced to don enjoy outfits produced out of curtains? Here’s in which they are now.
Charmian Carr: Liesl
Liesl sang the delightful track “Sixteen Going on Seventeen,” and fell for the mistaken man — budding Nazi Rolf. But Carr, who experienced hardly ever acted ahead of, won the part more than other actresses together with Mia Farrow, Teri Garr and Patty Duke.
Carr left clearly show biz, married a dentist and had two young children. She owned an interior design organization in Encino, California, and wrote two “Sound of Music”-similar tomes, “Forever Liesl” and “Letters to Liesl.” Carr died in 2016 at the age of 73 from troubles linked to dementia.
Nicholas Hammond: Friedrich
Hammond, now 70, had currently appeared on Broadway when he was solid as feisty Friedrich. He experienced a different area in pop lifestyle heritage for his convert as Doug Simpson, the callous jock who dumps Marcia Brady soon after she breaks her nose in the famous “The Subject was Noses” episode of “The Brady Bunch.”
Hammond went on to star as Peter Parker/Spider-Gentleman in the ’70s tv sequence “The Remarkable Spider-Man.” He manufactured typical appearances on several other demonstrates. Hammond has lived in Australia considering that the mid-1980s, when he filmed a mini-sequence Down Less than and fell in enjoy with the state. He’s continued to act on a regular basis in Australian tv sequence.
Heather Menzies-Urich: Louisa
Menzies-Urich was solid at age 14 with no prior performing practical experience and charmed audiences with her melancholy renditions of “So Long, Farewell” and “The Lonely Goatherd.” She went on to star on a variety of exhibits and even appeared in a Playboy journal pictorial cheekily titled “Tender Trapp.”
Menzies-Urich married “Vegas” star Robert Urich and collectively they adopted three children. Following Urich’s demise in 2002, she founded a foundation in his memory and used most of her time raising dollars for most cancers study. She passed away in 2017, just months following her 68th birthday, of brain most cancers.
Duane Chase: Kurt
Chase, now 70, joined the Forest Company 4 several years right after “The Audio of Music” arrived out. He went on to make a diploma in geology and at this time life in Washington.
Angela Cartwright: Brigitta
English-born Cartwright, now 68, was now a seasoned vet when she was solid as Brigitta, acquiring manufactured her display debut at age 3 as Paul Newman’s daughter in “Somebody Up There Likes Me.” She also co-starred in the extensive-working sitcom “The Danny Thomas Show” and played Penny Robinson in “Lost in Place.” Cartwright’s more mature sister is actress Veronica Cartwright.
Debbie Turner: Marta
Shortly soon after the film’s debut, Turner, now 64, left present business enterprise and returned to university. Eventually, she moved to Minnesota, the place she and her partner elevated 4 daughters.
Kym Karath: Gretl
Adorable tiny Gretl, a k a Kym Karath, commenced her career at age 3 opposite Henry Fonda in “Spencer’s Mountain.” Karath, now 62, graduated from USC with a humanities degree, moved to Paris, married and experienced a son. Finally, she moved back again to the States and describes herself as an actor and writer on Twitter.
“Deeply saddened to listen to of Chris Plummer’s passing,” she tweeted. “He was a pretty, brilliantly talented person, with a wickedly witty sense of humor. And he was extremely sweet to me. I will pass up him.”