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Maria von Trapp dies at 99

7:42 AM, Feb 23, 2014   |    comments
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STOWE, Vt. -- The last surviving member of the famous Trapp Family Singers made famous in "The Sound of Music" died this week at her home in Vermont. Maria von Trapp was 99.

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Von Trapp's brother, Johannes von Trapp, says that she died on Tuesday. He called her a "lovely woman who was one of the few truly good people."

The family won acclaim throughout Europe for their singing and escaped from Nazi-occupied Austria in 1938. Their story was turned into the film and Broadway musical. Maria von Trapp is the second-eldest daughter and was portrayed as Louisa in "The Sound of Music."

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They moved to Vermont in 1942 after visiting during a singing tour and vacationing in Stowe. The family opened and still operates a lodge there.

(Associated Press)

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