The Sound Of Music

1965, Movie, G, 174 mins

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Maria Von Trapp, Last Survivor of Sound of Music Family, Dies at 99

Maria von Trapp

Maria Von Trapp, the last surviving member of the Austrian family that inspired The Sound of Music, died Feb. 19 at her home in Vermont, The Associated Press reports. She was 99.

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Eleanor Parker, Best Known for Playing Sound of Music's Baroness, Dies at 91

Eleanor Parker

Oscar-nominated actress Eleanor Parker, who is best known for playing the Baroness in The Sound of Music, died Monday due to complications from pneumonia, Variety reports. She was 91.

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Review: NBC's Live The Sound of Music

Sound of Music Live

When The Sound of Music sang, it soared. And scored, attracting an astounding 18.5 million viewers Thursday during NBC's ambitious three-hour live broadcast of the enduring Rodgers & Hammerstein classic. Climb every ratings mountain, indeed.

With stunning sets and backdrops, generally gorgeous and enjoyable singing — Those nuns! Those kids! — and fluid direction that attempted to minimize the vacuum effect of people performing to an otherwise empty and hollow-sounding soundstage, this was a pleasurable one-night-only stunt that felt like a major TV event. Trust me, there will be more where this came from. (Let's start casting The King and I now.)

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Watch the Performances From The Sound of Music Live!

Carrie Underwood, Stephen Moyer

Were the hills actually alive with the Sound of Music Thursday?

Carrie Underwood and Stephen Moyer were tasked with filling the shoes of Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer in the three-hour live production for NBC. Unfortunately, the pair lacked any semblance of chemistry and Underwood's acting chops weren't nearly as strong as her vocals.

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Von Trapp Children Cast on NBC's Sound of Music Live!

Carrie Underwood

The von Trapp family is adding seven new faces!

NBC's live Sound of Music remake has cast Maria (Carrie Underwood) and Capt. Georg von Trapp's (Stephen Moyer) children, the network announced Friday.

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Private Practice's Audra McDonald, Smash's Christian Borle Join Sound of Music

Audra McDonald

NBC's upcoming Sound of Music remake is adding some big names — and big voices! — to the mix.

Private Practice vet Audra McDonald, Go On alum Laura Benanti and... read more

True Blood's Stephen Moyer Joins NBC's The Sound of Music

Stephen Moyer

True Blood star Stephen Moyer has been cast in the upcoming NBC production of The Sound of Music.

Moyer will play Capt. Georg Von Trapp, a World War I hero and single dad to seven children. Carrie Underwood is playing Maria, a former nun, who he hires to care for his children. He also -- spoiler alert! -- falls in love with her.

Fall TV cast shakeups!

The three-hour live TV movie will be based on the 1959 Broadway production, which won the Tony for Best Musical.Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer starred in the Academy Award-winning film adaptation.

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Carrie Underwood to Play Maria von Trapp in NBC's The Sound of Music

Carrie Underwood

The hills are alive!

NBC is planning a live broadcast of The Sound of Music, and Grammy winner Carrie Underwood has been cast in the lead role as Maria von Trapp, the network announced Friday.

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The Biz: Governor Mitt Romney Reveals His Favorite TV Shows

Mitt Romney

The electorate may be deeply divided, but the two candidates running for president share common ground on their favorite TV show. Both President Barack Obama and his opponent Governor Mitt Romney told TV Guide Magazine that Modern Family is the show they most enjoy watching with their wives. President Obama told us about his TV preferences and pop culture habits... read more

Jerry Nelson, the Voice of Sesame Street's Count, Dies at 78

Jerry Nelson

Jerry Nelson, the puppeteer best known for playing Count von Count on Sesame Street and Gobo Fraggle on Fraggle Rock, died Thursday, the Jim Henson Company confirmed. He was 78.

"Jerry Nelson imbued all his characters with the same gentle, sweet whimsy and kindness that were a part of his own personality. He joined The Jim Henson Company in the earliest years, and his unique contributions to the worlds of Fraggles, Muppets, Sesame Street and so many others are, and will continue to be, unforgettable," company CEO and Jim Henson's daughter, Lisa, said in a statement on Facebook. "On behalf of the Henson family and everyone at The Jim Henson Company, our deepest sympathies go out to Jerry's family and to his many fans."

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