It was 44 years ago that the “Sound of Music,” starring Julie Andrews, arrived on the American movie scene. It told the story of the real-life von Trapp family who fled Nazi occupation in Austria, eventually coming to the U.S. and settling in Vermont. They opened up a lodge just outside of Stowe where today the last surviving von Trapp child, 94-year-old Maria, still lives. Five of the actors who played the children in the original movie, came to Vermont last month to plant an apple tree and bring a plaque to honor Werner von Trapp’s memory, said the Stowe Reporter. Werner, who died in 2007, had become good friends with the actor Duane Chase who portrayed him in the movie. “It’s a beautiful story. But it’s not our story. At least it keeps the memory of our family alive,” said Maria. You can still hear their songs echoing in the hills if you listen carefully.
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SOUNDS OF MUSIC HEARD IN THE HILLS OF STOWEby
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