Anthea Kimberly Karath

August 4, 1958 (age 62)
Years active1963–1981; 1988
(m. 1985; div. 2005)​

Anthea Kimberly 'Kym' Karath (born August 4, 1958)[1] is an American actress, best known for her role as Gretl, the youngest of the Von Trapp children in The Sound of Music.


Kym Karath was born in Los Angeles, California, and started her career at the age of 3, when she appeared in Spencer's Mountain (1963) with Henry Fonda and Veronica Cartwright (she subsequently worked with Veronica's younger sister, Angela Cartwright, in The Sound of Music). Also in 1963, Karath was seen in The Thrill of It All with Doris Day and James Garner. In 1964, she was seen in Good Neighbor Sam with Jack Lemmon.

Gretl is a Business software package developed by Allin Cottrell, Riccardo Lucchetti and the gretl team. The cross-platform, open-source software package is designed for econometric analysis. Analysis For Statistics And Econometrics Data. Gretl is an acronym for. Gretl stands for Gnu Regression, Econometrics and Time-series Library. It is a statistical package used mainly for econometrics and provides both graphical and user interface. In this article, we.

Kym is best remembered for her role in The Sound of Music, where she played the youngest child, Gretl Von Trapp.

Personal life[edit]

Karath's family was Greek; her father changed her original surname, Karathanasis, to Karath.

Karath graduated from the University of Southern California with a degree in humanities, and shortly after that she moved to Paris, France, where she studied art history and modeled. At the age of 26, she married Philippe L'Equilbec; their son was born in 1991. Thereafter she left acting for a while and lived in Greenwich, Connecticut, before resuming acting in 2005.[1][2]

Karath has said she still is not fond of water after nearly drowning in the boat scene in The Sound of Music, as she could not swim.[2]

Gretl commands 1.1 Introduction The commands defined below may be executed interactively in the command-line client program or in the console window of the GUI program. They may also be placed in a “script” or batch file for non-interactive execution. The following notational conventions are used below. Gretl commands 1.1 Introduction The commands defined below may be executed interactively in the command-line client program or in the console window of the GUI program. They may also be placed in a “script” or batch file for non-interactive execution. The following notational conventions are used below. The cointARDL pacagek is a collection of gretl scripts to conduct single-equation bootstrap cointe-gration tests based on the autoregressive distributed lag (ARDL) model. This pacagek comprises the following two single-equation cointegration tests: 1. BDM t-test: Banerjee, A., J. Mestre (1998): Error-correction Mechanism 1.




Witchslayer Gretl

1963Spencer's MountainPattie-Cake SpencerUncredited
1963The Thrill of It AllMaggie Boyer
1964Good Neighbor SamDenise Bissell
1965The Sound of MusicGretl Von Trapp


1965Peyton PlaceSusan1 episode
1965My Three SonsPammy1 episode
1966On The Runthe girls on the trainUn-sold pilot episode
1966Dr. KildareMargaret Hanson2 episodes
1966LassieKathy Vaughn1 episode
1966Lost in SpacePrincess1 episode
1966Family AffairBarbara3 episodes
1970Family AffairWynn CatterEpisode: 'Goodbye, Mrs. Beasley'
1970All My ChildrenKristenunknown episodes
1972The Brady BunchKerry Hathaway1 episode
1973The WaltonsMabel1 episode
1980Archie Bunker's PlacePretty Girl1 episode
1981Midnight OfferingsMoniqueTV movie, (final film role)


  1. ^ ab''The Sound of Music' Never Ends'. New York Times. July 17, 2005. Retrieved Feb 12, 2013.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ ab'The Von Trapp Family Reunites!'. ABC News. November 11, 2005. Retrieved Feb 12, 2013.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

External links[edit]

  • Kym Karath at IMDb
  • Kym Karath at the TCM Movie Database
  • Karath @KymKarath - Twitter
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Witchslayer Gretl
Also known asGretl
Gretl: Witch Hunter
GenreDark fantasy
Inspired byHansel and Gretel
by Brothers Grimm
Screenplay byBrook Durham
Story byAngela Mancuso
Directed byMario Philip Azzopardi
StarringPaul McGillion
Shannen Doherty
ComposerStacey Hersh
Country of originCanada
United States
Original languageEnglish
Executive producersAngela Mancuso
Lewis Chesler
David Perlmutter
ProducerRobert Vaughn
CinematographyRuss Goozee
EditorMarvin Lawrence
Running time87 minutes
Production companiesChesler/Perlmutter Productions
Shaw Media
Sony Pictures Television
Vesuvius Productions
Original networkSyfy
Picture format1.78 : 1 Anamorphic Widescreen
Audio formatDolby Digital 5.1
Original releaseFebruary 25, 2012

Witchslayer Gretl (also known as Gretl[1] and Gretl: Witch Hunter[2]) is a 2012 American-Canadian[3]dark fantasytelevision film written by Brook Durham and Angela Mancuso, and directed by Mario Philip Azzopardi. Inspired by the Brothers Grimm fairy tale Hansel and Gretel, it stars Paul McGillion as Hansel, a witch hunter who comes into conflict with his witch-possessed sister, Gretl, played Shannen Doherty. It was one of several similarly-themed Hansel and Gretel films (such as Hansel and Gretel and Hansel & Gretel: Warriors of Witchcraft) that were made in an attempt to 'cash-in' on the 2013 film Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters.[4][5]



While lost in the Black Forest, siblings Hansel and Gretl are ambushed by Zhore, a witch who tries to kidnap Gretl and murder Hansel. Zhore's spell bounces off of the magic-resistant Hansel and immolates her, so she switches bodies with Gretl before entombing her and setting out to become the Witch Queen. Zhore has her warlock henchman, Abyss, and her gargoyle familiar abduct young witches, who Zhore magically binds to herself, turning the girls into near-mindless members of Zhore's Coven of the Crescent Moon. One of the witches, Lara, is more willful than the others, breaking the binding spell and escaping Zhore. A powerless and amnesiac Lara is found by Hansel, who had become a witch hunter to avenge Gretl. Lara uses her retained knowledge of the occult to construct powerful anti-witch armaments for Hansel.

Hansel and Lara interrogate and kill a witch, learning from her that the Witch Queen's next target is a girl named Ehren. Abyss kills Ehren's father and kidnaps her, but before he can bind her to Zhore, she is rescued by Hansel. Lara convinces Hansel that they can train Ehren to help them fight the Witch Queen. It is revealed that Zhore wants Ehren because the girl's raw magical power makes her a suitable replacement for Gretl, whose body is no longer able to sustain Zhore. Abyss tries to make up for his failure to capture Ehren by bringing Zhore another potential vessel, who an agitated Zhore disintegrates before torturing Abyss.

Zhore's gargoyle captures Hansel and brings him to Zhore. Zhore offers Hansel a restored Gretl in exchange for Ehren, and when Hansel rebuffs her, orders that he be burned by Abyss. Fearing for his life and wanting to overthrow Zhore, Abyss instead frees Hansel and tells him where to find Gretl after informing him that destroying Zhore's original body will restore Gretl and kill Zhore. Hansel and Ehren evade the gargoyle and unearth Gretl. Hansel stabs Gretl in an attempt to kill Zhore's body, but all this does is cause another body swap between Gretl and Zhore. Zhore jumps from her original body to Ehren, but before she can take full control of Ehren's body, Ehren is mercy killed by Hansel, who then slays the gargoyle with help from Gretl. Lara rejects Abyss's declaration of love and offer of partnership and kills him, thus disbanding the Coven of the Crescent Moon.

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Zhore, having become trapped in her mangled original body, is eventually tracked down and strung up by Hansel, Gretl, and Lara. As Lara prepares to kill Zhore, she is stopped by Gretl, who pities Zhore. Zhore breaks free and, mocking Gretl for her mercy, tries to attack her, only to be killed by Hansel.

Gretl Von Trapp


  • Paul McGillion as Hansel
  • Emilie Ullerup as Ehren
  • Shannen Doherty as Gretl
  • Sarain Boylan as Lara
  • Jefferson Brown as Abyss
  • Nahanni Johnstone as Thorne
  • Frank J. Zupancic as Ehren's Father
  • Daniela Lazzaro as Newborn Witch
  • Maxwell Uretsky as Young Hansel
  • Sophia Ewaniuk as Young Gretl
  • Anne Shepherd as Zhore
  • Erica Cox as Lead Witch
  • Clara Pasieka as Young Maiden #2
  • Marianthi Evans as Woman
  • John Boylan as Lara's Father
  • Elizabeth Harpur as Lara's Mother
  • Gene Arsenault as Newborn Witch's Brother
  • Remy Busetto as Newborn Witch's Father


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The film was set to premiere on Syfy in November 2011 under the name Gretl, but was pushed back to February 25, 2012 after being retitled Witchslayer Gretl.[1] It aired as part of a double feature with another Syfy film titled Black Forest.[6] It was released on DVD in June, 2012 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.[7]


Dread Central's Scott Foy condemned Witchslayer Gretl, giving it a score of 1/5 and writing, 'Syfy movies in general are rarely ever good, but at least some of them manage to be enjoyably schlocky or unintentionally hilarious. And then there are the ones like Witchslayer Gretl that are the equivalent of cinematic Ambien. Even when there was action and magic and monsters on the screen, so little of it held my interest my senses dulled and my thoughts drifted elsewhere. Fairy tales are traditionally read to little kids before bedtime. This fairy tale even made this adult feel ready for night-night.'[8] Adrian Halen of Horror News was similarly derisive of the film, writing, 'Yet another concept that could have been really, really cool was thrown into the studio executive shredder and said shredder shat out this movie. ION Channel movie-of-the-week-style acting over insipid dialogue that alters back and forth between what would actually fit with the times and something from a modern horror flick, ridiculous plot holes big enough to fly the Millennium Falcon through, and the biggest sin of all to this Charmed (that’s right, I said Charmed) fan – underutilizing Shannen Doherty.'[9] The Movie Scene's Andy Webb awarded the film a score of 2/5, commending its interesting plot while criticizing every other aspect of it, including 'the less than effective special effects, in some places the painfully wrong casting, uninteresting dialogue as well as less than exciting action.'[10] David Hinckley of the New York Daily News had a more middling response to Witchslayer Gretl, writing, 'Between the effects and the language, the whole movie has a sort of wooden feel, and there isn't much the actors can do about it. This is more acceptable in a sci-fi flick than in a rom-com, though, and fans may find the story intriguing enough to go along for the ride.'[11]


  1. ^ abDickson, Evan (14 February 2012). 'TV: Another Revisionist Take On Hansel & Gretel, Witchslayer Gretl, Gets A Teaser'. Bloody Disgusting. Retrieved 1 November 2020.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^Barton, Steve. 'A Teaser for Syfy's Gretl: Witch Hunter'. Dread Central. Retrieved 1 November 2020.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^Cristina Bacchilega (2013). Fairy Tales Transformed?: Twenty-First-Century Adaptations and the Politics of Wonder. Wayne State University Press. p. 273. ISBN9780814334874. Retrieved 5 November 2020.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^Jack Zipes (2016). Grimm Legacies: The Magic Spell of the Grimms' Folk and Fairy Tales. Princeton University Press. p. 74. ISBN9780691173672. Retrieved 5 November 2020.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^Stijn Praet (2019). The Fairy-Tale Vanguard: Literary Self-Consciousness in a Marvelous Genre. Cambridge Scholars Publishing. p. 229. ISBN9781527534728. Retrieved 5 November 2020.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^Barton, Steve. 'Syfy's Swamp Volcano Erupts This Weekend; Haunted Forest Double Feature Slated for February'. Dread Central. Retrieved 1 November 2020.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^'Horror In Your House: June 19th, 2012'. Bloody Disgusting. 19 June 2012. Retrieved 1 November 2020.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^Foy, Scott. 'Witchslayer Gretl (2012)'. Dread Central. Retrieved 1 November 2020.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^Halen, Adrian (29 February 2012). 'Film Review: Witchslayer Gretl (2012)'. Horror News. Retrieved 1 November 2020.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^Webb, Andy. 'Witchslayer Gretl (2012)'. The Movie Scene. Retrieved 5 November 2020.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  11. ^Hinckley, David (25 February 2012). 'Syfy dusts off Hansel and Gretl for new look at what really might have gone down in that forest'. New York Daily News. Retrieved 5 November 2020.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

See also[edit]

Gretl Fegelein

External links[edit]


  • Witchslayer Gretl at IMDb

Gretl App

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