Von Trapp Sibling Dies in Towson Hospice
Agathe von Trapp was the eldest of the famed von Trapp singers, the family that inspired the musical and film of "The Sound of Music."
Born in 1913, von Trapp was the oldest daughter of Austrian navy Capt. Georg Ritter von Trapp. The von Trapps fled Austria to escape the Nazis and settled in the United States. The siblings performed in the United States until 1947, when their father died.
She was portrayed as the character Liesl in the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical and 1965 film.
Von Trapp went on to move to the Baltimore area, where she ran a private kindergarten at the Sacred Heart Parish in Glyndon, according to the AP. In 2003, she published a memoir titled "Agathe von Trapp: Memories Before and After The Sound of Music."
She had been hospitalized since November with congestive heart failure.
Von Trapp is survived by her sister Maria and three half-siblings.