02-23-2014, 08:14 AM #1
Maria von Trapp, 'The Sound of Music', dies aged 99
The last surviving member of the Trapp Family singers, whose story inspired the Broadway musical and Academy Award-winning film The Sound of Music, has died aged 99.
Maria von Trapp passed away at her home in Vermont on Tuesday, her brother, Johannes von Trapp, said on Saturday.
"She was a lovely woman who was one of the few truly good people," he said. "There wasn't a mean or miserable bone in her body. I think everyone who knew her would agree with that."
Von Trapp was the last surviving member of the musical family, who won acclaim for their singing throughout Europe, before fleeing to the United States from Nazi-occupied Austria in 1938.
After they arrived in New York, the family became popular with concert audiences. They eventually settled in Vermont, where they opened a ski lodge in Stowe.
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02-23-2014, 11:13 AM #4
Maria von Trapp, 99, dies in Vermont
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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.
"She was a lovely woman who was one of the few truly good people," he said. "There wasn't a mean or miserable bone in her body. I think everyone who knew her would agree with that." ...
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