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Von Trapp Family Singers
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Musicians
    (1927- )
    Formed in Salzburg, Austria
    Maria Augusta Kutschera von Trapp (January 26, 1905-March 28, 1987)
    Captain Georg Ritter von Trapp (April 4, 1880-May 30, 1947)
    Rupert von Trapp (1911-1991)
    Agathe von Trapp (1913- )
    Maria von Trapp (1914- )
    Werner von Trapp (1915- )
    Hedwig von Trapp (1917-1972)
    Johanna von Trapp (1919-1994)
    Martina von Trapp (1921-1951)
    Rosemarie von Trapp (1929- )
    Eleonore von Trapp (1931- )
    Johannes von Trapp (1939- )
    Escaped into Italy from Nazi-occupied Austria (1938)
    Relocated to Vermont
    Inspired Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical 'The Sound of Music'
    Maria von Trapp was an atheist who found God. She was actually strict and humorless, and the children did not want her to marry their father.
    Captain von Trapp fought in the German navy in World War I.
    His nephew described him as 'the most boring man who ever lived.'
    The family snuck out of Austria not on foot, but on a train.
    When her children left the group because she was so demanding, Maria hired phony ones to take their places.
    The family eventually gave up music to become missionaries in New Guinea.
    They defied the Nazis with little regard for their own safety.
    Captain von Trapp said he'd rather hang a Persian carpet than a swastika flag.
    He actually was warm and friendly, and it was he who taught the children to sing.
    Maria suffered from severe headaches.
    After escaping Austria, they lived as poor refugees in Italy.
    The original purchasers of their story screwed them out of the profits.
    Many details of the story, including the children's names, were changed for the musical.
    Fans of 'The Sound of Music' have harassed surviving family members for nearly 40 years.

Credit: Wieland Kalligaro


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    In 2013, Out of 11 Votes: 54.55% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 17 Votes: 64.71% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 17 Votes: 52.94% Annoying
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    In 2006, Out of 138 Votes: 54.35% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 250 Votes: 54.80% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 227 Votes: 59.91% Annoying
 
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