Song:Sixteen Going On Seventeen
Album:The Sound Of Music: 50th Anniversary Edition
Daniel Truhitte and Charmian Carr are both known for appearing in the 1965 film musical The Sound Of Music. Neither continued in show business so Sixteen Going On Seventeen was the high point of both of their careers. Truhitte was born Sept. 10, 1943 in Sacramento, CA. He took dance and voice lessons as a child and he earned scholarships at The Sacramento Ballet and The Pasadena Playhouse. He also studied at Ambassador College in Pasadena. When he auditioned for The Sound Of Music, the producers didn't like his hair colour. But his performance of Sixteen Going On Seventeen was so good, they hired him to play Rolf and dyed his hair. He met his first wife Gabriele on the set. She was Charmian Carr's stand in. Afterwards he was in the Marine Corps. Today he lives in Concord, NC and he is involved in the local theater scene. His son Thomas Rolf Truhitte is an opera singer. Entertainment Tonight did a Where Are They Now feature about Truhitte in 1993. Charmian Carr was born Charmian Anne Farnon Dec. 27, 1942 in Chicago but her family moved to Los Angeles when she was age ten. Her parents and sisters were all performers. Charmian was going to school, working in a doctor's office and doing occasional modelling when her mom got her to audition for The Sound Of Music. Director Robert Wise hired her but didn't like the name Farnon so he changed it to Carr. Obviously the film made her famous. Afterwards she did a TV pilot with Van Johnson that wasn't picked up and she starred with Anthony Perkins in the musical Evening Primrose which aired on ABC Stage 67 in 1966. Then she married dentist Jay Brent in 1967 and quit show business. Charmian owned an interior design company for many years. She died on Sept. 17, 2016 at age 73. Here's Daniel Truhitte and Charmian Carr performing Sixteen Going On Seventeen in the 1965 film The Sound Of Music.