Charmian Carr

Charmian Carr

Beat out Patty Duke, Mia Farrow and Sharon Tate for her role in The Sound of Music (1965).

Daughter of actress Rita Oehmen and composer Brian Farnon.

Daughters: Jennifer (32) and Emily (28), as of April 2002.

Director Robert Wise changed her last name to Carr because he thought 'Charmian Farnon' was too much of a mouthful. He handed her a list of one-syllable last names and told her to pick one. She liked three but ultimately chose Carr.

Distantly related to Heather Menzies-Urich who played her younger sister in The Sound of Music (1965).

Niece of Dennis Farnon and Robert Farnon.

She and Brent have two daughters.

Sister of Darleen Carr and Shannon Farnon .

Sister-in-law of Jameson Parker.

Was working as a physician's assistant when she was cast in The Sound of Music (1965).