Last of 'Sound of Music' von Trapp singers dies at 99

By REUTERS
February 23, 2014 16:51




Maria von Trapp, a member of the family who inspired the musical "The Sound of Music," has died at the age of 99.

The last surviving member of the Trapp Family Singers, has died at the age of 99 at her home in Vermont.

Maria Von Trapp was one of seven children born to Austrian Naval Captain Georg von Trapp and his first wife.

Maria and her family fled Nazi-occupied Austria in 1938 and ended up performing in the US.

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