“Sound of Music” Star Dies

Heather Menzies, famous for playing Louisa von Trapp in the iconic “Sound of Music” film, has died of brain cancer at the age of 68, according to her family.

“Menzies-Urich played Louisa von Trapp in the film, released when she was 15. She got her acting start in The Farmer’s Daughter, a 1964 TV adaptation of another film, and went on to appear in several movies and TV series, including Logan’s Run and Vega$, which starred her second husband Urich, whom she married in 1975. He died in 2002, also of cancer, and she formed a foundation in his name to sponsor cancer research.” (source)

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