The Sound of Music is, indeed, based on a true story. In fact, the movie came about after the real Maria von Trapp wrote a book about her own family, called The Story of the Trapp Family Singers, which was published in 1949. Their patriarch, Georg von Trapp, did marry a governess named Maria.
Are any of the von Trapp family still alive?
Two members of the group died while the group was still active, Georg in 1947 at age 67, and Martina, who died in childbirth in 1952 at age 30. All of the original seven Trapp children had died by 2014, while the later two children, Eleonore and Johannes, are still alive as of June 2021.
Was Maria von Trapp really a nun?
Maria von Trapp originally studied to become a nun before her marriage to Baron Georg von Trapp in 1927. The family, which grew to include 10 children, began performing as the Trapp Family Choir in the mid-1930s, and then the Trapp Family Singers after moving to the United States later in the decade.
Was Captain Von Trapp a real person?
Georg Ludwig Ritter von Trapp (4 April 1880 – 30 May 1947) was an Austro-Hungarian naval officer who later acquired U.S. citizenship. He was the patriarch of the Trapp Family Singers, whose lives were the inspiration for the musical play and film The Sound of Music.
Did Christopher Plummer actually sing?
Here are some facts about the movie that has lived through ages enthralling the audiences: — Plummers singing voice was dubbed in the movie. It was singer Bill Lee who did the singing voice for Captain von Trapp. Besides Plummer, the singing was also dubbed for the character of Mother Abbess, played by Peggy Woods.
Did Maria von Trapp have a child?
Johannes von Trapp Eleonore von TrappRosmarie von Trapp Maria von Trapp/Children
Did Maria von Trapp give birth?
Maria Augusta Kutschera Maria von Trapp/Full name