Charmian Carr

Birth Name: Charmian Anne Farnon

Date of Birth: December 27, 1942

Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

Date of Death: September 17, 2016

Place of Death: Los Angeles, California, U.S.

*father – Northern Irish, English, Scottish
*mother – German, Irish

Charmian Carr was an American actress and singer. She was known for her role as the eldest Von Trapp daughter Liesl in the film The Sound of Music.

Charmian was the daughter of vaudeville actress Rita K. Oehmen and musician Brian Felix Joseph/James Farnon. Her father was born in Toronto, and was of Northern Irish, English, and Scottish descent. Her mother was of German and Irish ancestry. Her sisters, Shannon Farnon and Darleen Carr, are also known actresses. Her family moved to Los Angeles, California, when she was ten.

Charmian had two children with her former husband, dentist Jay Brent.

Charmian’s paternal grandfather was Robert Joseph Farnon (the son of James Farnon and Lucy Savage). Robert was born in Banbridge, Northern Ireland. James was the son of Laurence Farnon/Farnan and Mary Mcalinden/McIenan. Lucy was born in Chapel Row, West Berkshire, England.

Charmian’s paternal grandmother was Elsie Emily Menzies (the daughter of Frederick Menzies and Annie Auckland). Elsie was born in Hull, Yorkshire, England. Frederick was the son of James Menzies, who was born in Scotland, and of Mary Gale. Annie was the daughter of James Auckland and Rebecca Arden.

Charmian’s maternal grandfather was John Peter Oehman/Oehmen (the son of Peter Vincent Oehman and Anna Jansen). John was born in Chicago. Charmian’s great-grandfather Peter was born in Kirschweiler, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, the son of Joseph Oehman and Maria Anna Groeffges.

Charmian’s maternal grandmother was Anna Margaret Collopy (the daughter of Patrick Collopy and Catherine Wallace). Anna was born in Illinois, to Irish parents. Patrick was born in Limerick.

Sources: Genealogies of Charmian Carr –

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