Actress Heather Menzies-Urich has died

Actress Heather Menzies-Urich, who played one of the singing von Trapp children in the 1965 hit film, "The Sound of Music" has died late Sunday at 68. She  was diagnosed with brain cancer in November 2017. 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 movie received five Academy Awards, including best picture. Menzies-Urich is survived by Ryan and two other children, several grandchildren and a great-grandchild. She married the actor Robert Urich, who died in 2002 from a rare form of cancer. She  was a Canadian-American model and actress known at the same time for the role Jessica 6 in the American TV series Logan's Run. Menzies was featured in Playboy magazine during 1973 in a pictorial titled "Tender Trapp."


The actress established the Robert Urich Foundation  and spent most of her time in her last years devoted to the organization that raises money for cancer research and support for cancer patients. She also starred in some other movies: Hawaii, Hail. Hero !, Outside In,  Sssssss, Piranha, Endangered Species, The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes. She had more roles in television series, including in The Smith Family, Bonanza, Captain America, To Rome With Love and many others.