Heather Menzies!

Well, I’m afraid that’s probably it in the race for the 2017 championship in this Death Pool. The hills are a little less alive today, as actress Heather Menzies escaped ahead of the holidays, at the age of 68! Menzies is best known for her role as the third Von Trapp child Louisa in 1965’s Best Picture winner The Sound of Music, which for five years held down the title of Highest Grossing Movie of All Time, squarely between Gone with the Wind and Gone with the Wind when it was re-released in 1971. Menzies film appearances were few, having a more robust TV career in the 60s and 70s, popping up in Dragnet, Marcus Welby, Bonanza, The Bob Newhart Show, S.W.A.T., and Barnaby Jones, in addition to co-starring in the short-lived small screen adaptation of Logan’s Run. She had been married to actor Robert Urich from 1975 to his death in 2002.

Menzies held down a spot on the commissioner’s team the past few years and checked out Christmas Eve to the tune of 42 points, giving me my all-time high in points and fairly well salting away Year Eleven. I’m sorry, folks, three months ago it sure looked like we were headed for a different outcome. Better luck in Year Twelve!



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