“There’s a sad sort of clanging from the clock in the hall, and the bells in the steeple too, and up in the nursery an absurd little bird, is popping out to say ‘cuckoo’…”
via Closer Weekly
Julie Andrews (Maria von Trapp)
Just one year after she starred in Mary Poppins a 30-year-old Julie was cast in The Sound of Music, for which she won her second Academy Award for Best Actress. Today, the 81-year-old star continues to act, most recently voicing characters in Despicable Me and Shrek Forever After.
Christopher Plummer (Captain Georg von Trapp)
After The Sound of Music, Christopher, now 86, went on to have a successful acting career that has spanned more than five decades. He has starred in popular films including Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991), A Beautiful Mind (2001) and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011).
Charmian Carr (Liesl von Trapp)
Charmian's role as 16-year-old Liesl in The Sound of Music was one of the star's first and last film roles. In the late 1960s, the late star retired from acting to raise her two daughters and establish her own interior design business. The actress sadly died at age 73 in September 2016.
Nicholas Hammond (Friedrich von Trapp)
Nicholas, 66, is best known for playing the second eldest von Trapp child and for his subsequent role as Peter Parker in the 1970s CBS series, The Amazing Spider-Man. He now works as a Hollywood writer and director.
Heather Menzies (Louisa von Trapp)
Following her starring role in The Sound of Music, the 67-year-old actress appeared in several films and TV shows throughout the 1970s and 80s. She was last seen onscreen in the 1987 mystery television series, Spenser: For Hire.
Duane Chase (Kurt von Trapp)
After playing Kurt and appearing in one episode of the TV series, The Big Valley, Duane, 65, retired from acting and now works as a software engineer in Seattle.
Angela Cartwright (Brigitta von Trapp)
In addition to starring in The Sound of Music, Angela, now 64, appeared in the 1960s TV series Lost in Space and in the 2009 movie The Bolt Who Screwed Christmas. She now works as a photographer.
Debbie Turner (Marta von Trapp)
Shortly after The Sound of Music hit theaters, the former child star, now 60, left the film industry to instead focus on her education. Since then, Debbie has relocated to Minnesota to raise four daughters with her husband, Rick.
Kym Karath (Gretl von Trapp)
Since the 1960s, Kym, 58, has primarily appeared on TV, starring on Family Affair, The Brady Bunch, and Lost in Space alongside her The Sound of Music costar, Angela Cartwright. After a brief hiatus from acting to raise her son, Eric, the star returned to Hollywood in 2005.
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