Johannes von Trapp

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Last Surviving von Trapp Singer Dies at 99

Maria was second-oldest daughter of original 7 children in 'Sound of Music'

(Newser) - The final surviving member of the singing von Trapp family that fled the Nazis in World War II and inspired The Sound of Music has died at the age of 99 in Stowe, Vt. Maria von Trapp was the third of seven children of Georg von Trapp and his first... More »

Sour Notes Fade for Real Von Trapps

Family, now Vermont innkeepers, comes to terms with Sound of Music

(Newser) - Being part of the family made famous by The Sound of Music hasn’t always had Johannes von Trapp, now 69, singing a happy tune, the New York Times reports, but passing the torch to a new generation has given him some peace. His son Sam is taking over the... More »

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