Maria von Trapp, last of famous singing siblings, dies at 99.

Posted on Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 11:14 am

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Maria von Trapp, last of famous singing siblings, dies at 99.

Maria von Trapp, the last of the singing children immortalized in the movie musical “The Sound of Music,” died at her Vermont home of natural causes

In 1959, the play “The Sound of Music” opened on Broadway. Julie Andrews, in arguably her most famous role, played the part of Georg’s wife, Maria, in the 1965 film. Christopher Plummer played Baron von Trapp. The movie won five Academy Awards, including best picture.

In the top right picture. The Trapp Family Singers rehearse in 1946. Maria von Trapp, who died Tuesday, is third from left.

 

 

 

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