Heather Menzies-Urich

1949 - 2017


LOS ANGELES (AP) - Actress Heather Menzies-Urich, who played one of the singing von Trapp children in the hit 1965 film, "The Sound of Music," has died. She was 68.

Her son, actor Ryan Urich, told Variety that his mother died late Sunday in Frankford, Ontario. She recently had been diagnosed with brain cancer.

"She was an actress, a ballerina and loved living her life to the fullest," Urich said.

Menzies-Urich played Louisa von Trapp, the third-oldest of the seven von Trapp children, in the film adaptation of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical that starred Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer.

"The Sound of Music" captured five Academy Awards, including best picture.

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"Heather was part of 'the family.' There is really no other way to describe the members of the cast of the movie of 'The Sound of Music,'" Ted Chapin, president and chief creative officer of the Rodgers and Hammerstein Organization, said in a statement.

A Toronto native, Menzies-Urich's other film credits include "Hawaii" and "Piranha." On television, she appeared as a fugitive in "Logan's Run" and had guest spots on "Dragnet," ''Bonanza," ''Marcus Welby, M.D." and other series.

Variety reports that Menzies-Urich is survived by two other children, several grandchildren and a great grandchild.

Her husband, actor Robert Urich, died in 2002. After his death, Menzies-Urich established the Robert Urich Foundation to raise funds for cancer research.

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we lost you so soon you were brightness to our world.

I talked to actress Heather on facebook we talked through email about her picture with the lion and about her wedding day to Robert Urich and where Robert grew up and his personality...... Very lovely lady to talk too. Thank you Lord God Almighty for another meeting
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Miss you. I followed you now and then since Logan's Run.

Remembering you today, may the angels stay with you.

Robert Urich was always a special person to me, because he reminded me of my own brother, Jim, who passed away in 2002. I was fortunate enough to see Robert Urich in person, and he was such a down to earth family man, who was so devoted to his wife Heather and his family. It's sad to know Heather is now gone too, but reunited with Robert in heaven.

My condolences to the family. How, I remember, The Sound of Music. I still watch it, when it comes on television. May the God of Comfort, continue to comfort the family.

RlP heather Menzies nice lady playing Louisa on the sound of music I miss you

I first saw Heather Menzies on an episode of my favorite TV series The High Chaparral and have followed her career ever since. Heather and Robert Urich were such a sweet couple. Heather was a beautiful talented lady. She even wore that Farrah Fawcett hairdo as well or better than Farrah. Of course her most famous role was as Louisa Von Trapp the second eldest daughter in The Sound of Music but I also remember her for many other TV shows she did as well as movies like Piranah, and the Logans...

Love to both of these 2 wonderful loves of my childhood. God bless them both. My heart is forever asking the Lord to smile on them both for the love they both brought me