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Maria von Trapp, last member of Sound of Music family, dies

The last surviving member of the Trapp Family Singers, the group whose story inspired The Sound of Music, has died at the age of 99, her family say. Von Trapp and her family fled Nazi-occupied Austria in 1938 and ended up performing around the US. Their story eventually inspired the 1959 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, The Sound of Music, and subsequent 1965 hit film.

George Jones, country superstar, dies at 81

George Jones, country superstar, dies at 81 | Fox News. (This is a sad day for anyone who grew up listening to real country music.)

Cape Fear actress Polly Bergen dies aged 84

Cape Fear actress Polly Bergen dies aged 84 - Source - BBC News - © 2014 BBC #CapeFear, #PollyBergen

Amazing article about Agathe Von Trapp, who was, amazingly enough, my Kindergarten teacher at Sacred Heart in Glyndon, MD. So sad to hear that she passed away last year. She was the second oldest Von Trapp from the "Sound of Music."

Folk Singer And Songwriter Pete Seeger Dies at 94

Known as a champion of folk music and an Americana icon, Seeger passed away of natural causes at New York-Presbyterian Hospital on Monday, Jan.

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Think I'll add the van Trap book to my Goodreads "want to Read" list--King The End of an Era that Ended Long Ago: Maria Von Trapp, RIP

Actress Ruby Dee dead at 91

Ruby Dee, an acclaimed actor and civil rights activist whose versatile career spanned stage, radio television and film, has died at age