Kym Karath Biography
Anthea Kimberly Karath popularly known as Kym Karath is an American actress from Los Angeles, California known for appearing in The Sound of Music as Gretl, the youngest of the Von Trapp children.
Kym Karath Age
How old is Kym Karath? Karath is 60 years old as of 2018. She was born on 4 August 1958 in Los Angeles, California, United States.
Kym Karath Family
Kym comes from a Greek family of Speros Karathanasis and his wife Aurelia Karathanasis. His father changed his surname to Karath from Karathanasis. She has one sibling, an older sister by the name Francie. She had gone for auditions for the eldest Von Trapp child although the role ultimately went to Charmian Carr.
Kym went to he University of Southern California, from where she graduated with a degree in Humanities. She also studied art history after moving to Paris and modeled.
Kym Karath Husband and Son
She is married to Philippe L’Equilbec since 1984. They have a son by the name Eric who was born in 1991.
Actress Kym Karath
Kym began acting by the age of 3 when she got a role in the film Spencer’s Mountain (1963) with Henry Fonda and Veronica Cartwright. In the same year, she appeared in The Thrill of It All with Doris Day and James Garner. The following year, she appeared in Good Neighbor Sam alongside Jack Lemmon.
Kym Karath Sound of Music – Kym Karath Gretl
Her most famous role is as Gretl Von Trapp in The Sound of Music. Her role was that of the youngest child of the Von Trapp children.
The film is based on the story of the Von Trapp Family Singers, which is one of the world’s best-known concert groups in the era immediately preceding World War II.
Among the songs that were sung in the film include:
- Prelude / The Sound of Music
- Overture / Preludium (Dixit Dominus) and Prelude
- Morning Hymn / Alleluia
- I Have Confidence
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Kym Karath Lost In Space
This is a 1966 film in which Karath appears as Princess. It also involves three young men who survive lava-bombs from a volcanic eruption while they are looking for water in a desert. They are Will, John, Don and a robot . While they take shelter to repair the chariot’s air conditioner, earthquakes topple Will and the robot into a pit where they find an ocean of drinking water, a sleeping princess whom Will must kiss to awaken, and a stockpile of soldiers in suspended animation awaiting the fulfillment of a prophesy to begin their conquest of the universe.
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Kym Karath Died
Karath the Sound of Music actress is not dead. However, one of her former colleague on the TV Series “Sound of Music” by the name of Heather Menzies-Urich, died on December 24, 2017. Menzies was She was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer and died at the age of 68. In “The Sound of Music”, she was cast as the third-oldest of the seven Von Trapp children.
Kym Karath Now
Karath has remained friends with her fellow from the Sound of Music and works with them on movies. During the 50th Sound of Music anniversary, she was the guest judge.
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Kym Karath Brady Bunch
Karath appears as Kerry Hathaway in The Brady Bunch (1969–1974). It is a sitcom that follows Mike Brady, , a widowed architect with sons Greg, Peter and Bobby. Mike marries Carol Martin, whose daughters from her previous marriage are Marcia, Jan and Cindy. They all move into the house designed by Mike in southern California.
Karath appears in season 1 episode 5 of the series, as Jan’s new friend and classmate and she (Jan) takes her to her house. When Peter meets her, he is smitten but is shy so he asks Greg to help with what to say to Kerry. This leads to Kerry mistakenly thinking that Greg is the one interested in her, which causes friction between Greg and Peter.
To make it up to Peter, Greg enlists Marcia’s help in a play-act to convince Kerry that he is an aggressive, womanizing playboy so she will lose interest in him. Peter arrives home and, unaware of the plan, tells Kerry that “Debbie” (Marcia) is their sister, and that it was an act. At the end, Peter’s honesty wins Kerry’s love.