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.
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."