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Heather Menzies

Actress

Born - 3 December 1949, Ontario, Canada
Died - 24 December 2017

Fresh-faced, blonde Canadian actress and ballet dancer, in show business as a teenager. After one or two TV roles, she was chosen to play Louisa, one of the von Trapp children, in The Sound of Music (1965). She continued to pursue an acting career, despite never achieving stardom, later credits including Hawaii (1966), How Sweet It Is! (1968), Hail, Hero! (1969), The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes (1970) and Ssssnake (1973). Numerous appearances in TV movies followed, before and after her remaining films, which included Piranha (1978) and Endangered Species (1882). She married actor Robert Urich, her second husband, in 1975, but he died in 2002 from synovial sarcoma, a rare cancer. Menzies herself died from brain tumours.