The Sound Of Music Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

5th March 2015

Quote: "We’ve been there for weddings, births and the deaths of parents and partners. I know I could call any one of the other six at three in the morning if I were in a crisis, and they would be there for me in a heartbeat, as I would be for them." The Sound Of Music child star Nicholas Hammond is still close with his brothers and sisters from the 1965 movie.

10th February 2015

Fact: The grandchildren of the family that inspired The Sound Of Music's singing Von Trapp clan have formed an indie band. Sofia, Melanie, Amanda and August von Trapp, aka the von Trapps, are all direct descendants of the family behind the beloved movie musical. The quartet has just released its debut Ep, Dancing in Gold

5th December 2013

Tweet: "So yesterday I had a startling run-in with a bat... Yes, I said Bat! I wonder what today's rehearsals have in store! Where's Ozzy? Just kidding." Singer Carrie Underwood references Ozzy Osbourne's famous bat-eating stage trick as she rehearses for a live Tv production of The Sound Of Music.

7th October 2013

Quote: "I think she's great. It's going to be the original show, I believe, and I think after 40 or 50 years it's probably time somebody else had a crack at it." Julie Andrews can't wait to see Carrie Underwood in the upcoming Tv revamp of The Sound Of Music, which will air live in America on 5 December (13). Andrews played singing nun Maria in the classic 1965 movie musical.

23rd September 2013

Quote: "It's like three hours of live Tv. I've gotta memorise lines. I move to New York in like a week so it's gonna be crazy, I'll be there for a couple months. I've never had to memorise lines before or really buckle down. This is different for me, and it's a different kind of music." Singer Carrie Underwood is feeling nervous as she prepares for her role as Maria von Trapp in the upcoming Tv revamp of The Sound Of Music. The three-hour special airs in the U.S. later this year (13).

2nd July 2012

Fact: TV bosses at NBC in the U.S. are making plans to air a live broadcast of movie musical and Broadway hit The Sound Of Music. Smash producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron will present the ambitious live telecast. Casting has begun."

29th January 2012

Quote: "It's like the albatross. It hangs over you and you want to shoot it, but you can't." Christopher Plummer on The Sound Of Music.

15th December 2011

Fact: The Sound Of Music veteran Christopher Plummer is to be honoured with the Modern Master Award at the 27th annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival in California next month (Jan12).

29th October 2010

Fact: Child stars Kurt Russell, Mia Farrow and Richard Dreyfuss auditioned to play children in The Sound Of Music.

28th September 2010

Fact: Oscar-winning classic The Sound Of Music will return to cinemas in high-definition next month (Oct10) to mark the film's 45th anniversary.

15th January 2010

Fact: The stage musical adaptation of Whoopi Goldberg's movie SISTER ACT has broken The Sound Of Music's record at London's fabled Palladium theatre. The spectacular, which features Sheila Hancock and Dad's Army star Ian Lavender, has broken the record for the highest-grossing single musical performance at the venue.

30th October 2009

Quote: "My assistant made a gag reel of the most violent bits of the film and set it to Julie Andrews singing My Favourite Things from The Sound Of Music. It's hideous!" Mel Gibson on his gory 1995 movie BRAVEHEART.

3rd December 2007

Quote: "It's The Sound Of Music with blood." Eccentric moviemaker Tim Burton on his new movie musical SWEENEY TODD.

10th January 2007

Quote: "Some people are freaked out by that yodel. Either they get it or they don't." Gwen Stefani talks about singing fragments of THE LONELY GOATHERD from The Sound Of Music on her hit song WIND IT UP.

21st November 2006

Fact: Gwen Stefani's new hit, LUXURIOUS, features a sample of LONELY GOAT HERD from The Sound Of Music soundtrack.

30th August 2006

Fact: The singing descendants of the Von Trapp family, on which the classic 1965 movie The Sound Of Music was based, are planning to make a film themselves, to be released next year (07).

21st July 2006

Fact: A dress worn by Julie Andrews in The Sound Of Music is being auctioned on website eBay and is expected to fetch $54,000 (GBP30,000).

26th January 2006

Fact: <p>SIR Andrew Lloyd Webber is working on an eight-week BBC reality TV series, in which he searches for a new star to play MARIA in his London stage production of The Sound Of Music. </p>

29th November 2005

Fact: <p>Rapper Eve's favourite movie of all time is The Sound Of Music. </p>

23rd November 2005

Fact: <p>At least twenty theatre-goers in Birmingham, England will be awarded thousands of pounds in compensation after the stage in an interactive production of hit musical The Sound Of Music collapsed in 2003. The production company has admitted liability for injuries sustained in the incident. </p>

12th November 2005

Fact: <p>The seven actors and actresses who played the VON TRAPP children in The Sound Of Music reunited with the movie's star, Julie Andrews, in New York City yesterday (11NOV05) to promote the musical's 40th anniversary DVD release. </p>

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