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Heather Menzies

Heather Menzies as Louisa Von Trapp, the boat scene

Heather Menzies played Louisa Von Trapp in The Sound of Music. Read all about the character here!

Name - Heather Menzies (Urich)

Date Of Birth - 3rd December 1949

Birthplace - Toronto, Ontario (Canada)

Childhood - At the age of 11, Menzies moved to California via Florida. In Hollywood she attended 'Falcon Studio's University of the Arts'.

Jobs - Screen debut - 'My Three Sons'
'The Farmer's Daughter' - 1964 - (TV)
'Louisa Von Trapp' in 'The Sound of Music' - 1965 - (FILM)
'Hawaii' - 1966 - (FILM)
'We Have Always Lived In The Castle' - (BROADWAY)
'Ann Flynn' in 'Dragnet' - 1967 - (TV)
'How Sweet it is! - 1968 - (FILM)
'Marcus Welby, M.D. - 1969 - (TV)
'The High Chaparral' - 1969 - (TV)
'Hail Hero' - 1969 - (FILM)
'The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes - 1969 - (FILM)
'To Rome With Love' - 1970 - (TV)
'Bonanza' - 1970 - (TV)
'The Smith Family' - 1971 - (TV)
'Alias Smith Jones' - 1971 - (TV)
'Love, American Style' - 1971 - (TV)
'Man in the Middle' - 1972 - (TV)
'The Bob Newhart Show' - 1973 - (TV)
'Ssssss' - 1973 - (FILM)
'Playboy' - Full frontal nudity - 1973 - (MAGAZINE)
'Doctor Dan' - 1974 - (TV)
'S.W.A.T' - 1975 - (TV)
'Red, White and Busted' - 1975 - (FILM)
'James Dean' - 1976 - (TV)
'Barnaby Jones - 1976 - (TV)
'Jessica' in 'Logan's Run' - 1977 - 1978 - (TV)
'The Love Boat' - 1978 - (TV)
'Piranha' - 1978 - (FILM)
'Captain America' - 1979 - (TV)
'Charlotte Henderson' in 'Vega$' -1979 - 1981 - (TV)
'Gavilan' - 1982 - (TV)
'Endangered Species' - 1982 - (FILM)
'T.J.Hooker - 1984 - (TV)
'Spenser: For Hire' - 1987 - (TV)

Heather Menzies Marriage - John Cluett 1969 - 1973
Robert Urich - 1975 - 2002(his death) Robert and Heather met while filming together in a 'Libby's Corned Beef Hash' advert. They also worked together on 'S.W.A.T', 'Vega$' and 'Spenser for Hire'.

Children - Ryan Urich
Emily Urich
Alison Urich

Interesting Facts - Heather's late husband died in 2002 of a rare cancer called 'synovial cell sarcoma'. Heather herself also had cancer - ovarian cancer - however she survived and now works tirelessly raising money for the 'The Robert Urich Foundation for Cancer Research and Patient Care'

During filming 'The Sound of Music' Menzies and Angela Cartwright (Brigitta) became very good friends. They share a love for the 'Beatles' music and remain good friends to this day!

During filming the scene where the children and Maria fall from the boat into the lake, after surfacing Kym Karath (Gretl) was sick all over Heather Menzies! This hasn't had an impact on their friendship though as Menzies is the Godmother to Karath's son, Eric.

Check out Heather's Personal Website!

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