28 October 2010

_The Sound of Music _

So on my drive to work this morning, I hear on the radio that on the Oprah show, the ENTIRE cast from The Sound of Music was going to be on. I was like no way!!!! Then my next thought was-- wait, are they all still alive?

So I immediately called Mister Wonderful on my lunch and asked him to DVR it for me.

I raced home from teaching,  and got all comfy on the couch. I got goosebumps on my arms from watching it. I was touched. I couldn't get enough of them...studying the grown up children's faces. They all look so great even as adults!

Did you know........

* that Julie Andrews was only 28 when she filmed the movie? It was her second film, following her first movie, Mary Poppins.

*Apparently Liesl had just turned 21 and the older ones were quite the drinkers over there in Germany when they weren't working! She's 67 presently! Doesn't look it!

*Heather Menzies (Louisa) tried to shake her squeaky clean image and posed for Playboy, which she admits it never worked (posing never shook her good girl image)

Charmian Carr (“Liesl”),

Nicholas Hammond (“Friedrich”), 

 Menzies-Urich (“Louisa”), 

Duane Chase (“Kurt”),

 Angela Cartwright (“Brigitta”), 

Debbie Turner (“Marta”)

, and Kym Karath (“Gretl”). 

It was the first time in 45 years the Music cast has been together. 

Who was your favorite kid? I always loved Liesl and her crush on the telegram delivery boy

 and who didn't adore Gretl. She's currently 52!!!

I remember watching this movie over and over. The songs just touch my soul. 
 Could be that German runs thick through my blood to :) 

And for all you GLEEK freaks who like the show, I will admit, I do like the way Lea Michelle's voice sounds in the commerical. 



  1. LOVED this episode of oprah! loving your POST about it too! :-)

  2. I LOVE The Sound of Music and hate that I missed this! Liesel and Gretchen are definitely my faves :)

  3. I missed it and I am so bummed :(

  4. I just saw the preview for this. Ummm, did you see smoking Jane Fonda at 72!!!!

  5. I knew I was forgetting to watch something this afternoon!!!!!!! Thank you fr posting this! I LOVE this movie and the music. My parents actually have the old vinyl record of the soundtrack. I used to listen to it as a girl! Thank you again for sharing!!!!

  6. I missed it but heard it was wonderful. I'll have to see if I can find it online somewhere. I always loved that movie!

  7. I just realized I put Gretchen instead of Gretl! haha It had been a long day!

  8. Ok so don't come after me, BUT I have never seen The Sound Of Music =/ I know I know there HAS to be something wrong with me. I MAY have watched it when I was little but haven't watched it during a time that I remember the movie. After reading all this, i definitely need to =) Thanks for the push =)

  9. I LOVE The Sound of Music. I've seen it a million times (well, not really, but probably at least 30). Have a great weekend!


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