Martina von Trapp
Austrian-American singer
Martina von Trapp
Martina von Trapp was a member of the Trapp Family Singers and was the seventh child of Georg Ludwig von Trapp and his first wife, Agathe Whitehead. She was a member of the Trapp Family Singers, whose lives were the inspiration for the play and movie The Sound of Music. She was portrayed as the character "Gretl".
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    THIRTIES
  • 1951
    Age 30
    While the family was touring the western United States in the winter of 1951, she gave birth to a stillborn daughter (Notburga) and died the same day from complications of the Caesarean section she had undergone.
    More Details Hide Details She was buried at the von Trapp's lodge in Vermont with her baby in her arms, next to her father. Her stepmother and three of her siblings—Rupert, Werner, and Hedwig—were later buried next to her.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1950
    Age 29
    Although she enjoyed touring with the Trapp Family Singers, she remained home for the 1950–1951 tour as she was expecting her first child.
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  • 1949
    Age 28
    von Trapp married the French-Canadian Jean Dupiere in 1949.
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  • 1948
    Age 27
    She became a naturalized United States citizen in 1948. The family left Austria in the summer of 1938 after they declined an invitation to sing for Hitler at his birthday celebration at Berchtesgaden, Germany.
    More Details Hide Details They embarked on a concert tour of the US and never went back. von Trapp was nearly seventeen years old at the time. She sang second soprano in the family chorus together with her sister Maria Franziska von Trapp
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1926
    Age 5
    In 1926, her older sister Maria Franziska became ill and was unable to attend school.
    More Details Hide Details During her recovery her father arranged for a teacher from a local convent to tutor her; the novice, Maria Augusta Kutschera, married Georg von Trapp the next year. Georg and Maria Augusta had three children together: Rosmarie von Trapp (born 1928 or 1929), Eleonore von Trapp (born 1931), and Johannes von Trapp (1939). In the 1930s Georg suffered serious financial losses. Maria Augusta, who had taught the children to sing, organized a series of concerts in order to pay the bills.
  • 1921
    Age 0
    Born on February 17, 1921.
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