Thursday, 13 December, 2018

Sound of Music actress Heather Menzies-Urich dies, aged 68

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Freda Brock | 26 December, 2017, 13:09

According to new reports, it looks like actress Heather Menzies, most known for playing Louisa Von Trapp in award-winning classic 'Sound of Music, ' has lost the battle with cancer on Christmas Eve.

Born in Toronto, Menzies-Urich's first screen credit came in the TV series "The Farmer's Daughter" in 1964.

She then auditioned and got the part of Louisa the third-oldest von Trapp sibling in The Sound of Music, which also starred Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer.

Her son, actor Ryan Urich, told Variety that his mother died late Sunday (local time) in Frankford, Ontario, Canada.

Though she worked after The Sound of Music, Menzies-Urich never equalled that film in terms of cultural impact or enduring memory.

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Her other acting credits included Hawaii, Dragnet 1967, The Bob Newhart Show, and Logan's Run.

Menzies-Urich was married to actor Robert Urich until his death from cancer in 2002. The couple had three children: Ryan, Allison and Emily. "My precious friend and SOM sister Heather Menzies passed away this evening".

"The Sound of Music" opened on Broadway in 1959 and was made into a movie in 1965 with memorable hit songs including "My Favorite Things", "Edelweiss", and the title track itself. "We will miss her".

"She was a joy during filming, such a warm smile, and such a talent and I know she is now with her husband, Robert Urich".

Menzies-Urich was 15 years old when she was cast to play one of the seven von Trapp children.

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