February 23, 2014
ASSETS TO VERMONT:
Maria von Trapp, last of Trapp Family Singers, dies aged 99 (Deutsche Welle, 2/23/14)
Posted by Orrin Judd at February 23, 2014 7:51 AMMaria von Trapp, 99, died at her home in the northeastern US state of Vermont on Tuesday of natural causes, her half brother Johannes von Trapp told CNN on Saturday. [...]Maria was the third of seven Austrian-born children of Captain Georg von Trapp and his first wife, Agathe Whitehead von Trapp. She was one of the original members of the Trapp Family Singers group. [...]Maria von Trapp was portrayed as Louisa in the film and musical.The family fled Nazi-occupied Austria in 1938 and moved to the US the following year, where they became popular with concert audiences. They eventually settled in Vermont in 1942, where they opened a resort called the Trapp Family Lodge.