Lorli von Trapp Campbell, of ‘Sound of Music’ Family, Dies

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STOWE, Vt.—The 2nd girl of Maria von Trapp, whose Austrian household was celebrated for being depicted successful the philharmonic and beloved movie “The Sound of Music,” has died. She was 90.

Eleonore “Lorli” von Trapp Campbell died Sunday successful Northfield, Vermont. The decease was confirmed by The Day Funeral Home successful Randolph, Vermont.

Campbell was calved successful Salzburg, Austria, the 2nd girl of Georg and Maria von Trapp and a younger half-sibling to the older von Trapp children who went connected to beryllium depicted successful signifier and film.

The household escaped from Nazi-occupied Austria successful 1938 and performed performance tours passim Europe and America. The household settled successful Vermont successful the aboriginal 1940s and opened a skis lodge successful Stowe.

The Austrian traditions her parent brought to Vermont from Europe played a large portion successful the household life, girl Hope McAndrew, of East Hardwick, Vermont, said Thursday.

While McAndrew said they each knew each connection from the songs from “The Sound of Music,” they besides knew the songs the household sang portion touring North America, agelong earlier the musicals.

“They did astonishing Christmas concerts that she would picture to us. And they were truly touching,” McAndrew said. “She had precise fond memories of those Christmas concerts.”

“The Sound of Music,” was a philharmonic play and movie based loosely connected a 1949 publication by Maria von Trapp, who died successful 1987. It tells the communicative of an Austrian pistillate who joined a widower with 7 children and teaches them music.

The Sound of Music American histrion Mary Martin kneels to perceive immoderate quality from 1 of the von Trapp children successful a country from ‘The Sound of Music’ astatine the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre successful New York successful precocious 1950s. Also watching is Austrian histrion Theodore Bikel (in suit astatine left), who plays Baron von Trapp, and Austrian histrion Kurt Kasznar (far right). (Authenticated News/Getty Images)

Campbell’s father, Austrian naval Capt. Georg von Trapp and his archetypal wife, Agathe Whitehead von Trapp, had 7 children who were the ground for the singing household successful the philharmonic and film. Maria joined the skipper aft Whitehead von Trapp died and taught her caller stepchildren music. They are each present deceased.

Georg von Trapp and Maria von Trapp went connected to person 3 much children, who were not depicted successful the movie; Campbell was the second. Campbell’s siblings, Rosmarie von Trapp and Johannes von Trapp, unrecorded successful Stowe.

Campbell’s archetypal vocation was singing soprano arsenic a subordinate of the Trapp Family Singers, which traveled internationally and to astir each of the United States, until she joined Hugh David Campbell successful 1954, the obituary said.

“The beingness of singing connected circuit is 1 that involves an bonzer magnitude of subject and hard work, and my parent lived arsenic a teen singing pb soprano, nighttime aft nighttime aft night, and toured overmuch of the year, and it truly shaped who she was,” Campbell’s girl Elizabeth Peters, of Cambridge, Massachusetts, said Thursday.

“She was a precise disciplined, woman, and yet she missed retired connected galore of the things that the remainder of america enjoyed successful precocious schoolhouse and assemblage years and yet she was precise grateful for each the question and the acquisition she had,” Peters said.

After Campbell joined successful 1954, she supported her husband, a manager and teacher, successful Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island, portion raising 7 daughters. In 1975, the household moved to Waitsfield, Vermont. She taught her girls to cook, bake, garden, sew, knit, darn, and marque food and crystal pick from scratch.

In summation to her 2 remaining siblings, survivors see 7 daughters, 18 grandchildren and six great-grandsons. A work is scheduled for Nov. 6 successful Waitsfield.

By Wilson Ring

The Associated Press

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