Skip to comments.Maria Von Trapp, Last Of The Sound of Music Siblings, Dead at 99
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.
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I gather the children, grandchildren, and now the great grandchildren of the von Trapp family performed and still perform.
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.
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
Explain the song “How do you solve a problem like Maria”
Or is that in some other flick I haven’t seen in forever?
Nevermind, the Nanny’s name was Maria. My oops.
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...) <
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???
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?"
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.
West Side Story?
von Trapp family hardly made a penny. Can’t remember what the rights were sold for.
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.
If she was 99, she would have been either 23 or 24 at the time of Anschluss, which is when the musical takes place.
With conservatives playing the role of the Jews. Especially, black conservatives...
Farewell, so long, Auf Wiederzen, good-bye.
Here’s Julie Andrews interviewing Maria Von Trapp on her TV show back around 1973-