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Terror: Julie Andrews has discussed the horrific moment when one of the children's actors from The Sound Of Music almost drowned while filming

& # 39; I could see the poor child waving & # 39 ;: Julie Andrews remembers saving the life of her co-star during the water scene in The Sound Of Music … after the actress Gretl von Trapp nearly drowned

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Julie Andrews has discussed the horrific moment that one of the children's actors of The Sound Of Music almost drowned during filming.

The Hollywood legend, 84, revealed details of the moment in her new memoir Home Work: A Memoir of My Hollywood Years, in which she provides insight into her 74 years in the spotlight and the process of filming the iconic film from 1965.

Legend has it that seven-year-old child actress Kym Karath, now 61, who played Gretl Von Trapp, almost drowned during filming when Julie reported that when a boat rocked violently, she would go over it.

Terror: Julie Andrews has discussed the horrific moment when one of the children's actors from The Sound Of Music almost drowned while filming

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Terror: Julie Andrews has discussed the horrific moment when one of the children's actors from The Sound Of Music almost drowned while filming

Julie, who played the famous Maria von Trapp in the film, shed light on the terrifying moment when she was forced to save the little girl.

She wrote: & # 39; The assistant director waded through the water to me rather urgently and whispered, "The little one cannot swim …" "WHAT ?!" …

& # 39; "Yes," he said. & # 39; We would greatly appreciate it if you could get to her as soon as possible once you are in the water & # 39 ;.

& # 39; In the second take, the boat swung so violently that I went over when Kym [the child actor who played Gretl] went over the front.

Shocking: The Hollywood legend, 84, revealed details of the moment in her new Home Work memoir, in which she provides insight into her 74 years in the spotlight and the process of filming the iconic film from 1965

Shocking: The Hollywood legend, 84, revealed details of the moment in her new Home Work memoir, in which she provides insight into her 74 years in the spotlight and the process of filming the iconic film from 1965

Shocking: The Hollywood legend, 84, revealed details of the moment in her new Home Work memoir, in which she provides insight into her 74 years in the spotlight and the process of filming the iconic film from 1965

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& # 39; I have never swum so fast in my life. I watched the poor child fly away and perish at least twice. Crew members dived into the water to help save her, and luckily we arrived on time. & # 39;

Eventually, Kym began to break the water she had swallowed and was eventually rescued by Heather Menzies, who played Louisa in the film.

It was later revealed that Kym & # 39; s fear of water followed her into later life because of the trauma of the near-drowning incident.

Changes: Julie has not appeared in front of the camera in a feature film for almost 10 years, but that does not mean that she has become slower. She has just switched to other things, such as voice work, writing books and even directing theater

Changes: Julie has not appeared in front of the camera in a feature film for almost 10 years, but that does not mean that she has become slower. She has just switched to other things, such as voice work, writing books and even directing theater

Changes: Julie has not appeared in front of the camera in a feature film for almost 10 years, but that does not mean that she has become slower. She has just switched to other things, such as voice work, writing books and even directing theater

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Julie has not appeared in front of the camera in a feature film for almost 10 years, but that does not mean that she has gone slower. She has just switched to other things, such as voice work, writing books and even directing theater.

Andrews joined The Associated Press in June to talk about her new memoirs, her early success and her life now. Although they put themselves in a & # 39; second career & # 39; She admitted that she still likes to look back.

She was asked: "You seem to have a very healthy relationship with criticism and separating what your hope for a project is and how they might not have been matched with the reception. How did you achieve that kind of peace?"

Before you answered: & # 39; You can't win them all! But in this case I hope they like the book. But you can't do everyone a favor. How could you? So many people approach it from their own point of view. It is life. & # 39;

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