Real Liesl von Trapp dies

At the age of 97, Agathe von Trapp has died. Her last name made her famous, as it was her family which inspired the Academy Award-winning “The Sound of Music” film.

von Trapp children

Agathe was the oldest daughter of Capt. Georg Ritter von Trapp. She was portrayed as “Liesl” in the 1965 movie. However, a close friend told the Associated Press Agathe “cried when she first saw it [the movie] because of the way they portrayed [her father].” She felt he was portrayed too stern and unloving.

von Trapp family in "The Sound of Music"

The friend went on to say “if it had been about another family she would have loved it.”

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