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Posted By: Bonnie Shaljean
30-Dec-10 - 03:16 AM
Thread Name: Obit: Agatha von Trapp, oldest Trapp girl, age 97
Subject: RE: Obit: Agatha von Trapp, oldest Trapp girl
Goodbye Liesl. I loved you when I was sixteen-going-on-seventeen. Sleep in peace. The rest of the obit is interesting too - if you scroll down to the very bottom there are links to some other articles about her. In case this disappears from that news page:
Agathe, a guitarist, was represented in the film by 16-going-on-17 Liesl, played by Charmian Carr. But Agathe was far more reserved than the outgoing Liesl, Kane said.
Although Agathe admired the movie, she felt it misrepresented her father as too strict and not as the loving, caring parent he was, Kane said.
"She cried when she first saw it because of the way they portrayed him," Kane said. "She said that if it had been about another family she would have loved it."
Von Trapp wrote her memoir, "Memories Before and After The Sound of Music," published in September by Harper Paperbacks, to set the record straight, Kane said.
Johannes von Trapp, the youngest of the children, said Agathe was a private person who also was a talented sketch artist.
He said she will be buried in the spring at a cemetery at the Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, Vt.
Agathe's death leaves four surviving members of the Trapp Family Singers: Maria von Trapp, 96; Rosmarie von Trapp, 81; Elenore "Lorli" von Trapp Campbell, 79; and Johannes, 71.
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