What a long and amazing life.
We're sad to report that Maria von Trapp, the last surviving member of the famous Sound of Music von Trapp family, has passed away at 99 years old.
The second eldest daughter of Baron Georg von Trapp passed away last week while in her sleep at her home in Vermont.
The young lady and her family became famous when they escaped the Nazis in the 1930s and made their way stateside. That story then inspired what we all now know as The Sound of Music.
Maria's long life is especially surprising and beautiful considering family friend Marianne Dorfer revealed she "suffered from a weak heart."
She has one adopted son and three half-siblings who are still alive and well.
Our thoughts are with them during this sad time.
[Image via AP Images.]
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All we have to say is Idina Menzel had BETTER be involved in this.
She IS the original Elphaba!!
With rumors swirling about the fate of the Wicked movie, it's only logical that people would hope (demand) that Idina is involved somehow and it looks like she's down for the idea too!
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As if our EXCLUSIVE! preview of the Sound Of Music classic song yesterday wasn't enough, full tracks from the soundtrack for NBC's live special remake have leaked!
Carrie Underwood's powerhouse vocals sound so superb on Do-Re-Mi, Favorite Things, and The Lonely Goathered, they could move Austrian mountains..
..not that we're shocked!
We wouldn't expect anything less from such an epic talent!!!
Even her yodels are perfection! HA!
If Carrie sounds this stellar on the pre-recorded tracks, we can't even begin to fathom how fantastic she'll sound THIS Thursday live!
Ch-ch-check out her rendition of the classics (above and below)!
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Well that's not fair! It hasn't even aired yet!
Looks like this Maria's biggest concern isn't Nazis, but Twitter hate!
In a recent interview, Carrie Underwood admitted that she wishes she could say so long, farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, or adieu to some mean tweets regarding her upcoming live TV version of The Sound of Music.
She recently explained:
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Can we all just agree that Carrie Underwood is the PERFECT person to play Maria?!
The debut date for The Sound of Music is getting closer and closer and the anticipation is killing us!!
NBC released a first look at the live musical production and it sounded like all that practice and hard work is paying off!
Who knew that Stephen Moyer had such a beautiful voice!
Well, the casting directors probably did, but we digress! Lolz!
Okay, enough of us rambling about how AH-MAZING it all sounds!
Take a look at Carrie and her silly singing antics (above)!!
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Julie Andrews must be proud!!!!
We've heard Carrie Underwood belt it for years now, the songstress with the angelic voice has still managed to shock us with those lonnnngg notes in the sneak peek at The Sound Of Music live remake!
And this is just some rehearsal footage!
WOW, just WOW!
We wouldn't be surprised if she moved mountains with all that vocal power when the final product flashes on NBC December 5!!!
Ch-ch-check out the musical snippets (above and below)!!!
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Hey, Carrie Underwood, we almost didn't recognize you without that milkmaid braid!
The Sound of Music LIVE! star let her hair down during a visit to Good Morning America in NYC bright and early on Friday.
Maria von Trapp looked ultra modern in a bold red Ted Baker London dress with gold zipper details. Pretty hot for a governess, no?
As for accessories, perforated peep-toe booties and Louis Vuitton handbag were just a few of Carrie's favorite things.
In case you couldn't tell, we're really excited for this show!
[Image via Splash News.]
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