Saturday, February 22, 2014

Maria von Trapp, One of the Seven Von Trapp Children, Died At 99 Years of Age

STOWE, Vt. (AP) — Maria von Trapp, the last surviving member and second-eldest daughter of the musical family whose escape from Nazi-occupied Austria was the basis for "The Sound of Music," has died. She was 99.
Von Trapp died at her home in Vermont on Tuesday, according to her brother Johannes von Trapp.
Maria von Trapp was the last surviving member of the seven original Trapp Family Singers made famous in "The Sound of Music." She was portrayed as Louisa in the 1959 Broadway musical and a 1965 film, which won the Oscar for best picture.
She shared the same name as Georg's second wife's name, Maria von Trapp.  They lived in Stowe, VT since the 40's after traveling around Europe and America. 

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