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The Sound of Music (2-Mar-1965)

Director: Robert Wise

Writer: Ernest Lehman

From novel: The Trapp Family Singers by Maria Augusta Trapp

Based on a book by: Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse

Keywords: Musical, Nuns, Nazis

A young Austrian nun receives an assignment to be governess to the seven children of widowed Captain Von Trapp. She falls in love with Von Trapp, and must back out of her assignment so as not to jeopardize his impending marriage with a baroness. Meanwhile the Anschluss brings Austria under control of Nazi Germany. Won Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Score, Best Editing and Best Sound; received 5 additional nominations including Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, and Best Cinematography. Entered 2001 into the National Film Registry.

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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Julie Andrews
1-Oct-1935   Mary Poppins
Angela Cartwright
9-Sep-1952   Lost in Space
Nicholas Hammond
15-May-1950   The Sound of Music
Richard Haydn
10-Mar-1905 25-Apr-1985 The Sound of Music
Anna Lee
2-Jan-1913 14-May-2004 Lila Quartermaine on General Hospital
Doris Lloyd
3-Jul-1896 21-May-1968 British-American character actress
Heather Menzies
3-Dec-1949   Logan's Run TV series
Marni Nixon
22-Feb-1930   The Voice of Hollywood
Eleanor Parker
26-Jun-1922 9-Dec-2013 Interrupted Melody
Christopher Plummer
13-Dec-1929   A Beautiful Mind
Norma Varden
20-Jan-1898 19-Jan-1989 Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
Peggy Wood
9-Feb-1892 18-Mar-1978 The Sound of Music


Julie Andrews   ...   Maria von Trapp
Christopher Plummer   ...   Captain von Trapp
Eleanor Parker   ...   The Baroness
Richard Haydn   ...   Max Detweiler
Peggy Wood   ...   Mother Abbess
Charmian Carr   ...   Liesl von Trapp
Heather Menzies   ...   Louisa von Trapp
Nicholas Hammond   ...   Friedrich von Trapp
Duane Chase   ...   Kurt von Trapp
Angela Cartwright   ...   Brigitta von Trapp
Debbie Turner   ...   Marta von Trapp
Kym Karath   ...   Gretl von Trapp
Anna Lee   ...   Sister Margaretta
Portia Nelson   ...   Sister Berthe
Ben Wright   ...   Herr Zeller
Daniel Truhitte   ...   Rolfe
Norma Varden   ...   Frau Schmidt
Gil Stuart   ...   Franz
Marni Nixon   ...   Sister Sophia
Evadne Baker   ...   Sister Bernice
Doris Lloyd   ...   Baroness Ebberfeld


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