On-screen character Heather Menzies-Urich, best known for depicting Louisa von Trapp in the 1965 film “The Sound of Music,” dead Sunday night in Frankford, Ontario. She was 68.
Menzies-Urich, the dowager of performing artist Robert Urich, had been as of late determined to have disease, as per her child Ryan Urich.
Urich said his mom passed on Christmas Eve, encompassed by her youngsters and relatives.
“She was an on-screen character, a ballet performer and cherished carrying on with her life without bounds,” Urich said. “She was not in any agony but rather, about a month after her conclusion of terminal cerebrum malignancy, she had enough and took her final gasp on this planet at 7:22 pm.”
Conceived in Toronto, Menzies-Urich’s first screen credit came in the TV arrangement “The Farmer’s Daughter” in 1964. She was then given a role as the third-most established of the seven von Trapp kids in “The Sound of Music.”
The film adjustment of the Rodgers and Hammerstein melodic was a film industry crush that won five Academy Awards, including Best Picture.
Kym Karath, who played Gretl, tweeted, “I am loaded with vast misery.”
I am filled with infinite sadness tonight. My precious friend and SOM sister Heather Menzies passed away this evening. Devastated.
— Kym Karath (@KymKarath) December 25, 2017
Ted Chapin, president and boss imaginative officer of the Rodgers and Hammerstein Organization, commended Menzies-Urich’s endeavors to keep the motion picture new for new ages.
“Heather was a piece of ‘the family.’ There is extremely no other method to depict the individuals from the cast of the motion picture of ‘The Sound of Music.’
And of ‘the children,’ Heather was a merry and positive individual from the gathering, continually seeking after the following social event,” Chapin said. “We are for the most part fortunate to have known her, and she will joyfully live on in that excellent film. We will miss her.”
Her other component films credits included “Hawaii,” “The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes,” “Piranha,” and “Imperiled Species. Her TV credits included “Trawl,” “Bonanza,” “Marcus Welby M.D.,” “The Bob Newhart Show,” and featuring as Jessica 6 in the TV arrangement “Logan’s Run.”
Menzies-Urich’s family moved from Canada to the Los Angeles territory when she was a young person. She was 14 when she handled the piece of Louisa in the point of interest twentieth Century Fox generation, coordinated by Robert Wise, that featured Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer.
Menzies-Urich met her future spouse while shooting a business for Libby’s Corned Beef Hash in the mid-1970s. Urich kicked the bucket in 2002 of an uncommon type of disease. Menzies-Urich made the Robert Urich Foundation and invested the majority of her energy as of late to the association that fund-raises for tumor research and support for malignancy patients.
Notwithstanding her child, Menzies-Urich is made due by two other kids, various grandchildren and an extraordinary grandchild.