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Lorli von Trapp Campbell, of 'Sound of Music' family, dies

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Posted at 9:54 PM, Oct 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-21 21:54:13-04

STOWE, Vt. (AP) — The second daughter of Maria von Trapp, whose Austrian family became famous through the musical and movie “The Sound of Music,” has died.

A funeral home confirms that Lorli von Trapp Campbell died Sunday in Northfield, Vermont.

She was a younger half-sibling to the older von Trapp children who went on to be depicted in stage and film.

She herself was not.

The family escaped from Nazi-occupied Austria and toured Europe and America.

They settled in Vermont in the early 1940s and opened a ski lodge.

One of Campbell's daughters says the Austrian traditions her mother brought played a big part in family life.

Editor's note: An earlier version of this story erroneously said Lorli was a step-sibling to the older von Trapp kids.