Where are the Von Trapp kids now?
Published: 08 Feb 2016
This year marks 50 years since we first met the Von Trapp children and the delights of The Sound of Music. This week, we take a look at where those little stars are now.
LIESL VON TRAPP
aka Charmian Carr
She was the eldest of the von Trapp children and won the role at the age of 23. Since the movie she turned to writing books and launched her own interior design firm in California. Her clients have included the late Michael Jackson and cast members from the film.
FRIEDRICH VON TRAPP
aka Nicholas Hammond
Unlike some of his other “siblings”, Hammond continued with his movie career following the film’s success. He appeared in several films and TV shows, most recently a dystopian sci-fi film, Turkey Shoot and TV show Gallipoli.
LOUISA VON TRAPP
aka Heather Menzies
Many will remember this Canadian-born actress from the 1965 hit but others will know her as Jessica in the Logan’s Run TV series. She spent later years on stage and started The Robert Urich Foundation for Cancer Research and Patient Care.
KURT VON TRAPP
aka Duane Chase
After the film Chase left the showbiz world and earned BA and Masters degrees in geology. He has since worked as a computer software analyst and designer for a geophysical and geological software company.
MARTA VON TRAPP
aka Debbie Turner
Post Sound of Music Debbie turned her attentions to a starting her own business, a floral design company called Debbie Turner Originals. It has since flourished and also works as an events company.
GRETL VON TRAPP
aka Kym Karath
She’s best remembered as the youngest of the von Trapp kids. She continued in her chosen career and has appeared in several TV shows including The Brady Bunch.
BRIGITTA VON TRAPP
aka Angela Cartwright
After the film, Cartwright found herself more interested in TV work. She went onto star in the hit TV show, Lost in Space and is believed to still be acting today. She is also an artist and her fine art is displayed at her studio in Los Angeles.