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Maria Von Trapp, Last Of The Sound of Music Siblings, Dead at 99
Time ^ | Feb. 23, 2014 | Sam Frizell

Posted on 02/23/2014 11:25:26 AM PST by nickcarraway

Inspired the character of Louisa in 1965 movie

Maria von Trapp, the last surviving member of the Trapp Family Singers, the itinerant singing group whose escape from Nazi-occupied Austria inspired the The Sound of Music, died at the age of 99 in her Vermont home last Tuesday.

Von Trapp was the last surviving member of the seven Trapp Family Singers, made famous in The Sound of Music, the Associated Press reports.

(Excerpt) Read more at entertainment.time.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Germany; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: music; trapp

1 posted on 02/23/2014 11:25:26 AM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

I gather the children, grandchildren, and now the great grandchildren of the von Trapp family performed and still perform.


2 posted on 02/23/2014 11:35:17 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (WoT News: Rantburg.com)
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To: nickcarraway

This is one of the von Trapp children, not Maria who married who married the captain. Apparently they changed names of the children in the movie, as there was no child named Maria in the movie.


3 posted on 02/23/2014 11:35:44 AM PST by Dilbert San Diego (TH)
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To: nickcarraway

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens
Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens
Brown paper packages tied up with strings
These are a few of my favorite things

Soundtrack
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ep5nIj-ZB8I


4 posted on 02/23/2014 11:45:37 AM PST by minnesota_bound
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Explain the song “How do you solve a problem like Maria”

Or is that in some other flick I haven’t seen in forever?


5 posted on 02/23/2014 11:53:33 AM PST by Don W (Know what you WANT. Know what you NEED. Know the DIFFERENCE!)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Nevermind, the Nanny’s name was Maria. My oops.


6 posted on 02/23/2014 11:56:39 AM PST by Don W (Know what you WANT. Know what you NEED. Know the DIFFERENCE!)
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To: nickcarraway
This is the only song by the von Trapp Family Singers that I could find on youtube.

Es Wollt ein Jaegerlein Jagen (sine datum)

Es wollt ein Jaegerlein jagen
Dreiviertel Stund vor Tagen
Wohl in dem gruenen Wald, ja Wald,
wohl in dem gruenen Wald,
Halli, hallo, halli, hallo, Hallo,
Im gruenen Wald

(A little hunter wants to hunt
Forty-five minutes before the the day
Of course, in the green forest, the forest,
Yes, in the green forest...) <

7 posted on 02/23/2014 11:57:55 AM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: Don W

The stepmother was named Maria. One of the daughters was also named Maria, and it’s this daughter who just died. But in the movie, they had changed the name of one of the daughters, because there was no daughter named Maria in the movie. Apparently they did that name change to avoid confusion so there would not be two Marias???


8 posted on 02/23/2014 12:00:04 PM PST by Dilbert San Diego (TH)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
Apparently they changed names of the children in the movie, as there was no child named Maria in the movie.

They wanted to minimize confusion with the names. It might have been a problem. Scriptwriters got together and asked, "How do you solve a problem like Maria?"

9 posted on 02/23/2014 12:06:16 PM PST by ClearCase_guy
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To: Don W
That song is in The Sound of Music.

Ostensibly Maria, the young novice, is a discipline problem, which leads to the nuns sending her off to be a governess for the Baron von Trapp, who is a widower with a large family.

I've read The Story of the Trapp Family Singers but I don't recall if there is any basis in the book for that bit of the movie plot. The movie takes considerable liberties with the true story of their lives.

10 posted on 02/23/2014 12:09:38 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: Don W

West Side Story?


11 posted on 02/23/2014 12:12:51 PM PST by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: nickcarraway
Interesting that the von Trapp family ended up in Stowe, VT.
It seems the Green Mountains of Vermont reminded them of Austria. They've been the proprietors of the Trapp Family Lodge for several decades now, and rebuilt it after a fire destroyed the original lodge building some years ago.
12 posted on 02/23/2014 12:25:32 PM PST by BluH2o
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To: nickcarraway

Problem solved?

13 posted on 02/23/2014 12:39:40 PM PST by x
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von Trapp family hardly made a penny. Can’t remember what the rights were sold for.


14 posted on 02/23/2014 1:07:33 PM PST by Cowgirl
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To: nickcarraway

Just watching a cable presentation on Hitler’s Germany. What they must have lived through. Sadly, it looks like where Obama and his sycophants want to take this country. So much is similar. So much is identical.


15 posted on 02/23/2014 1:08:31 PM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: nickcarraway

If she was 99, she would have been either 23 or 24 at the time of Anschluss, which is when the musical takes place.


16 posted on 02/23/2014 1:09:35 PM PST by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: Cowgirl

$5,000 IIRC


17 posted on 02/23/2014 1:14:36 PM PST by pbear8 (the Lord is my light and my salvation)
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To: Don Corleone
Just watching a cable presentation on Hitler’s Germany. What they must have lived through. Sadly, it looks like where Obama and his sycophants want to take this country.

With conservatives playing the role of the Jews. Especially, black conservatives...

18 posted on 02/23/2014 1:16:05 PM PST by okie01 (The Mainstream Media -- IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: nickcarraway

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qy9_lfjQopU


19 posted on 02/23/2014 1:18:33 PM PST by mware
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To: nickcarraway

Farewell, so long, Auf Wiederzen, good-bye.


20 posted on 02/23/2014 2:52:01 PM PST by lightman (O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance, giving to Thy Church vict'ry o'er Her enemies.)
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To: nickcarraway

Here’s Julie Andrews interviewing Maria Von Trapp on her TV show back around 1973-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Juaz5UI6gs


21 posted on 02/23/2014 7:33:55 PM PST by ReformationFan
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