Maria Franziska von Trapp, the last surviving sibling of seven brothers and sisters who were portrayed in the Broadway musical and the film “The Sound of Music,” died on Tuesday at her home in Stowe, Vt. She was 99.
Her death was confirmed by her half-brother, Johannes von Trapp.
She was the third oldest child of seven born to Baron Georg von Trapp and his first wife, Agathe, who died of scarlet fever. The 1965 film was based on the real story of how the baron fell in love with the children’s governess, also named Maria, and the family toured together as a choir.
Von Trapp news is always interesting to me 🙂
I grew up watching The Sound of Music. Knew the whole thing by heart. Fell in love with Christopher Plummer and Julie Andrews, and with Musicals as a whole. This movie was definitely one of the earlier and most prominent influences on my desire to be in movies and theatre.