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Death of Rosemarie Trapp, last heiress of the family that inspired The Sound of Music


The Sound of Music, the fictionalized story of the Trapp family's opposition to the Anschluss won the Oscar in 1966. The eldest daughter of Captain Georg von Trapp, Austrian resistance fighter to Nazism, died on May 13 in the United States. United. She was 93 years old.

In 1966


Sound of Music (

The Sound of Music

) by Robert Wise, received the Oscar for best film in Los Angeles.

This musical comedy, which has become legendary, with Julie Andrews in the role of Maria and Christopher Plummer in that of Captain von Trapp, told in a romantic way how this Austrian family had tried to resist Nazi oppression during the Anschluss in 1938. May 13 Rosemarie Trapp, the eldest daughter of the heroic Austrian officer, died at the age of 93 in her retirement home in Vermont in the United States where she had lived for very long years.

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Her son Johannes von Trapp paid tribute to her on his Instagram account: “

My mother's kindness, generosity and quick-wittedness were legendary.

She will have devoted her whole life to the happiness of others.


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The Sound of Music

Captain von Trapp, an Austrian resistance hero

Rosemarie von Trapp was born on February 8, 1929 near Salzburg, the city of Mozart, in Austria.

She spent her childhood there with her nine brothers and sisters until 1938 when her family decided to leave for the United States after the Anschluss, that is to say the annexation of Austria by the Third Reich.

The head of the family, his father Captain von Trapp, an Austrian army officer had previously been pressured to collaborate with the German army.

His decision to emigrate with his family will become the symbol of his spirit of resistance to National Socialist ideology.

Very quickly, Captain Trapp and his family settled in Vermont and founded a choir, The Trapp Family Singers, which performed successfully in the United States.

And it is this incredible destiny that will serve as the framework for the scenario of

The Sound of Music,

directed by Robert Wise and inspired by the musical comedy which in the 1950s caused a sensation on Broadway.

Rosemarie Trapp will throughout her life defend the work of her father and his family.

She gave singing lessons, knitting and even wrote a column in a local Vermont newspaper that will magnify and explain her conception of happiness... Her melody of happiness.



of Music

by Robert Wise in 1965, with Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer

Source: lefigaro

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