Saturday, February 22, 2014

MARIA VON TRAPP DIES AGE 99 - Last Survivor of Family that inspired The Sound of Music

Maria von Trapp, the last surviving member of the Trapp family of seven died at home in Vermont at the age of 99 on Tuesday. Her family's story was told in The Sound of Music. Maria, (played by Louisa) was the second-eldest daughter of the Baron Georg's 1st wife Agathe Whitehead von Trapp. Her family fled their home in Austria to escape from the Nazis. They moved to Vermont in the U.S. This story inspired a musical and the popular 1965 movie The Sound of Music starring Julie Andrews. Baron Von Trapp married Maria Augusta Kutschera. They went on to have three children, Rosmarie, Eleanore and Johannes.


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