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Index – Culture – Rosmarie Trapp, whose family is modeled in The Voice of Music, is dead

The daughter of Rosmarie Trapp, Georg von Trapp and Maria von Trapp died at the age of 93 in a nursing home in Morrisville, Vermont.

The von Trapp family fled Nazi-occupied Austria in 1938 and performed with singers in Europe and the United States. They settled in Vermont in the early 1940s, where a ski house was opened, writes MTI.

The musical The Voice of Music is based on Maria von Trapp’s 1949 book. Retired sea captain Georg von Trapp and his first wife, Agathe Whitehead von Trapp, had seven children. George von Trapp married Maria after his death, who taught the children to sing and music.

The couple had three more children, Rosmarie, Eleonore and Johannes, who do not appear in the film. Eleonore von Trapp Campbell died last October in Northfiled, Vermont.

Rosmarie served as a missionary for five years and taught with her brother Maria in Papua New Guinea. After returning home, he led choirs and often wrote letters to readers in the local newspaper, where he received his own column entitled The Corner of Rosmarie.

The five Oscar-winning musical The Voice of Music was shot in 1964 by Robert Wise starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer.

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