Friday, October 29

Sound Of Music cast reunite on Oprah

The entire cast of The Sound Of Music were reunited for the first time yesterday on the Oprah Winfrey Show to mark the 45th anniversary of the classic film musical.

Dame Julie Andrews (now aged75) and Christopher Plummer (80) joined the now grown-up Von Trapp children and recalled their memories of making the 1965 movie which won five Oscars.

The seven Von Trapp children, Charmian Carr (Liesl), Nicholas Hammond (Friedrich), Heather Menzies (Louisa), Duane Chase (Kurt), Angela Cartwright (Brigitta), Debbie Turner (Marta) and Kym Karath (Gretl) joined Oprah on the sofa.

Dame Julie Andrews told the story of trying to sing The Hills Are Alive on the mountain while trying to stop the downdraft from the helicopter flying around her from knocking her over. She also ended up falling into the lake during the boat scene when she tried to rescue Karath who couldn't swim.

The Sound of Music still continues to be very popular with special singalong screenings of the movie often being presented, and a UK theatre tour starring Connie Fisher as Maria and Michael Praed as Captain Von Trapp still playing to full houses and touring into next year.

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