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From Julie Andrews to Carrie Underwood, 50 Years of Solving a Problem Like Maria

From Julie Andrews to Carrie Underwood, 50 Years of Solving a Problem Like Maria

Originally posted 03/06/2015 07:25AM

How do you solve a problem like Maria? For the producers of The Sound of Music, which hit theaters fifty years ago this week, the solution turned out to be Julie Andrews.

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Christopher Plummer to Be Immortalized Outside the TCL Chinese Theatre | Christopher Plummer

Christopher Plummer to Be Immortalized Outside the TCL Chinese Theatre

Originally posted 03/04/2015 07:50PM

Christopher Plummer is about to cement his place in Hollywood history.

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Christopher Plummer Explains Why He Skipped the Oscars: 'It Was a Tribute to Julie Andrews'

Christopher Plummer Skipped the Oscars Because 'It Was a Tribute to Julie Andrews'

Originally posted 02/27/2015 11:15AM

The night wasn't supposed to be about Captain Von Trapp.

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Julie Andrews on Lady Gaga: 'I Have a New Friend'

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Julie Andrews on Lady Gaga: 'I Have a New Friend'

Originally posted 02/23/2015 05:40PM

Lady Gaga had already won the Oscars. Now it turns out she has won at life: Julie Andrews is a Little Monster.

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UpdatePosted 02/23/2015 12:50AM

Twitter Is Alive with Praise for Lady Gaga's Sound of Music Performance

Originally posted 02/22/2015 11:50PM

"Glory" had the crowd inside the Oscars crying and clapping, but it was Lady Gaga's tribute to The Sound of Music that had the celebrities at home cheering.

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Watch the von Trapps Make Their Family's Schnitzel Recipe – Set to Song, Of Course! | The Sound of Music, Great Ideas

Watch the von Trapps Make Their Family's Schnitzel Recipe – Set to Song, Of Course!

Originally posted 03/05/2014 08:50AM

The great-grandchildren of Captain and Baroness Maria von Trapp give a cooking lesson set to a song from their new album.

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Maria, the Last Surviving Member of the Real von Trapp Family, Has Died

UpdatePosted 02/22/2014 07:35PM

Maria von Trapp Dies

Originally posted 02/22/2014 06:05PM

Maria Franziska von Trapp, whose family's story was told in The Sound of Music, has died.

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The Sound of Music's Eleanor Parker Has Died | Eleanor Parker

UpdatePosted 12/10/2013 05:00AM

Eleanor Parker of The Sound of Music Dies at 91

Originally posted 12/09/2013 07:00PM

Eleanor Parker, who was nominated for Academy Awards three times for her portrayals of strong-willed women and memorably played a scheming baroness in The Sound of Music, has died at 91.

Family friend Richard Gale said Parker died Monday morning due to complications from pneumonia. "She passed away peacefully, surrounded by her children at a medical facility near her home in Palm Springs," Gale added.

Parker was nominated for Oscars in 1950, 1951 and 1955, but then saw her career begin to wane in the early 1960s. Her last memorable role came in 1965's The Sound of Music, in which her character loses Christopher Plummer to Julie Andrews.

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Sneak Peek: Inside the Sound of Music Rehearsal!

Carrie Underwood Rehearses for Sound of Music

Originally posted 12/04/2013 04:00PM

Whether viewers like it or not, Carrie Underwood is playing Maria von Trapp in the live TV version of The Sound of Music – and there are new rehearsal photos to prove it.

Underwood, 30, is pictured in a scene opposite Laura Benanti, who plays Elsa Schrader.

Taking on the role that originated with Julie Andrews hasn't sat well with some fans of the 1965 film.

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Carrie Underwood Defends Sound of Music Role: 'I Get Hate Tweets'

Carrie Underwood Defends Sound of Music Role: 'I Get Hate Tweets'

Originally posted 11/26/2013 07:30PM

Carrie Underwood knows she has some big shoes to fill when she steps into the role of Maria in a live TV version of The Sound of Music in December.

She's playing the role made famous by Julie Andrews in the 1965 movie – something that has some die-hard fans up in arms.

"I get hate Tweets and stuff like, 'You're not Julie Andrews!'" the American Idol winner tells Entertainment Weekly.

"I know I'm not Julie," Underwood, 30, says. "Nobody is and I would never pretend that I was … I know my place."

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