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The Cast Of "The Sound Of Music" Then And Now

What are the Von Trapp children up to as adults?

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Julie Andrews as Maria

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Julie Andrews is one of the most adored and respected Hollywood actresses out there, and if you disagree, may I ask if your heart is made from stone? Before The Sound of Music, Andrews started out on Broadway before nabbing the titular role in Mary Poppins. After she went on to star in films like That's Life, The Princess Diaries and as Millie in Thoroughly Modern Millie. Fun fact: She's also the voice of the queen in the Shrek movies.

Christopher Plummer as Captain Von Trapp

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Canadian-born Plummer has appeared in over 200 films during his career. Among them: A Beautiful Mind, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, Beginners, The Last Station, and Cleopatra. He also has been nominated for a Tony Award for Othello, J.B. and No Man's Land.

Eleanor Parker as The Baroness

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Eleanor Parker continued to act after The Sound of Music in movies like Caged, Detective Story, and The Man with the Golden Arm. She appeared on many television shows, including Fantasy Island, Hawaii 5-0, Bracken's World and The Love Boat. She died in 2013 at the age of 91.

Richard Haydn as Max

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Richard Haydn spent a long career as a character actor and also spent some time in the 1940's directing his own movies (like Mr. Music with Bing Crosby). He starred in a particularly spooky episode of The Twilight Zone and played Herr Falkstein in Young Frankenstein. He also voiced the caterpillar in the original 1951 animated movie Alice in Wonderland. He died in 1985 at the age of 80.

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Charmian Carr as Liesl Von Trapp

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After The Sound of Music, Charmain Carr went on to star in only one more movie — a 1966 TV movie called Evening Primrose. She published a book in 1991 called Forever Liesl and passed away in September of 2016.

Heather Menzies-Urich as Louisa Von Trapp

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Heather continued to act after The Sound of Music until her last film in 1990. She appeared in many TV shows like Dragnet 1967, Vega$, The Love Boat, and as Jessica on Logan's Run. She is an ovarian cancer survivor who works for the Urich Fund for Sarcoma Research at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Nicholas Hammond as Friedrich Von Trapp

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Nicholas Hammond's Hollywood career continues to this day. He's appeared in Gunsmoke, Hawaii Five-O, Falcon Crest, Dallas and as Peter Parker in 1979's The Amazing Spider-Man. He currently lives in Australia.

Angela Cartwright as Brigitta Von Trapp

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Angela Cartwright went on to star in the TV shows Make Room For Daddy, Make Room For Grandaddy, and as Penny Robinson in the 1965 cult classic Lost In Space.

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Duane Chase as Kurt Von Trapp

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Duane Chase didn't pursue acting after The Sound of Music. He currently lives in Seattle, Washington and is a computer software analyst and designer.

Debbie Turner as Marta Von Trapp

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Debbie Turner chose not to pursue acting after The Sound of Music and now runs a floral shop in Minnesota.

Kym Karath as Gretl Von Trapp

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Kim appeared in many television shows over the years, including Lassie, The Brady Bunch, Archie's Bunker's Place, All My Children, and alongside Angela Cartwright in Lost In Space.

UPDATE

This post has been updated to include Charmian Carr's death in 2016.