February 23, 2014

ASSETS TO VERMONT:

Maria von Trapp, last of Trapp Family Singers, dies aged 99 (Deutsche Welle, 2/23/14)
 
Maria 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.
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