Sunday, February 23, 2014

Maria Von Trapp Has Died

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.

17 comments:

annanaannnaaaa said...

So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, goodbye.

TalksTooMuch said...

So long, Maria. Farewell. Auf weidershoen, Goodnight. I know you hate to go, but you lived this lovely life.

Rest in peace

annanaannnaaaa said...

Awwwww

TalksTooMuch said...

Jinx, aaannnnnnaaannnnn

annanaannnaaaa said...

Yes, I thought that it was sorta sweet. :)

Cleodacat said...

She and her family were notable to many a young girl. RIP

Leekalicious said...

What a great movie The Sound of Music is .... just wonderful, unforgettable music.

OneEyeCharlie said...

All right. I will admit it. I still enjoy watching The Sound of Music. Still winder about the whole Austrian navy thing. What with Austria being landlocked and all.

JSierra said...

...I thought Brigetta was the second oldest and Maria was the mother. "how do you solve a problem like Maria, hooooow do you hold a moon beam in your hand"

phoebes in santa fe said...

OneEyeCharlie, before WW1, the Austro-Hungarian empire controlled a large hunk of northern Italy, and Trieste, most with seaports. I assume Capt Von Trapp was in the navy before and during the first WW.

That's why there was an Austrian Navy.

AKM said...

All of the children's names in the play/movie were made up. Maria was coincidentally this woman's name IRL as well as her stepmother's.

Patience Grasshopper said...

In the movie she was "Louisa".

AKM said...

You know, she may be the last surviving member of the original children, but she's not the last surviving member of the family. Several of the grandchildren and great-grandchildren still perform, and they still own the lodge in Vermont.

Gabi said...

What is it you c@nt face Maria?

8=====D aka Lil Tool. KermitGosnellKnobJockey said...

RIP.

Kimba said...

Sound of Music - still my favorite movie, watch it every chance I get. Cry beginning to end, even hum a tune when I'm sad. I'm a cool cucumber, but it brings out my sentimentality (Christopher Plummer looks like the men in my family or versa versa). Glad this is an annoymous post!
Incredible life stories the Von T's.

iknowpeople said...

@AKM, the great grandchildren are on tour with Pink Martini. They have joint album dropping next week.