The actress Heather Menzies-Urich, known for playing the role of Louisa Von Trapp in the legendary, “The Sound of Music”, died on Sunday at 68 years of age, reported yesterday by her son Ryan Urich.
She had been diagnosed with a brain tumor four weeks ago and died on Christmas Eve, explained the news portal of the show TMZ.
“She was an actress, a ballerina and loved living her life to the fullest,” he said.
Born in Toronto, Menzies-Urich had her first role in the television series “The Farmer’s Daughter”, in 1964. She was later chosen, when she was 14 years old, to play the third oldest daughter of the Von Trapp family in “The Sound of Music “from 1965.
The musical drama became a worldwide success and won five Oscar awards from the Hollywood Academy, including the best film.
Menzies-Urich, widow of actor Robert Urich, also participated in the series “Bonanza” (1970) and “Dragnet” (1967) and in other films such as “Piranha” (1978) and “Endangered Species” (1982).