Mrs. von Trapp

Gothampc
Broadway Legend
joined:5/20/03
Mrs. von Trapp
Posted: 12/9/13 at 03:08pm
Nobody ever really says how she died, do they? Or if she really did die!

Did she eat bad sushi served at one of the Baronesses' parties?

Was she gored to death by a billy goat while singing in the mountains?

Or maybe, like Maria, she just didn't feel like going to a fancy dress party and so packed a bag and left at intermission.

Sounds like a case for Hagatha Fletcher
If anyone ever tells you that you put too much Parmesan cheese on your pasta, stop talking to them. You don't need that kind of negativity in your life.
Wildcard
Broadway Legend
joined:6/21/06
Mrs. von Trapp
Posted: 12/9/13 at 03:17pm
The Captain's whistle code for her attracted wolves and they devoured her.
newintown
Broadway Legend
joined:3/3/10
Mrs. von Trapp
Posted: 12/9/13 at 03:24pm
"Von Trapp was first married to Agathe Whitehead, a niece of St John Brodrick, 1st Earl of Midleton and a granddaughter of Robert Whitehead, who invented the modern torpedo. Agathe christened his first command, the U-boat U-6. Agathe's inherited wealth sustained the couple and permitted them to start a family. Their first child, Rupert, was born on November 1, 1911, at Pola. The marriage produced six more children: Agathe, also born at Pola; Maria Franziska; Werner; Hedwig; and Johanna; all born at Zell am See at the family home—the Erlhof—and Martina, born at Klosterneuburg at the family home, the Martinsschlössel. On September 3, 1922, Baroness von Trapp died of scarlet fever contracted from her daughter Agathe. The family purchased a villa in Aigen, a suburb of Salzburg, and moved in 1924.

About 1926, Maria Franziska was recovering from an illness and was unable to attend school, so von Trapp hired Maria Augusta Kutschera, from the nearby Nonnberg Abbey, as a tutor.

Von Trapp, 47, married Maria Augusta Kutschera, 22, on November 26, 1927. They had three children: Rosmarie, born February 8, 1929, in Salzburg, Austria; Eleonore, born May 14, 1931, in Salzburg; and Johannes, born January 17, 1939, in Philadelphia, bringing the total number of von Trapp's children to ten."
Gothampc
Broadway Legend
joined:5/20/03
Mrs. von Trapp
Posted: 12/9/13 at 03:26pm
A definite clue is that Maria shows up in an ugly dress. Yet minutes later when she is getting ready for bed, she's dressed in a negligee straight from the KaDeWe. Where did that come from? Did Kurt hang it in the closet hoping Maria would wear it?

And the Mother Abbess is awfully quick to get a mole on the inside of the von Trapp household. What's her role in the whole affair?


If anyone ever tells you that you put too much Parmesan cheese on your pasta, stop talking to them. You don't need that kind of negativity in your life.
darquegk
Broadway Legend
joined:2/5/09
Mrs. von Trapp
Posted: 12/9/13 at 03:33pm
I have always said that "The Sound Of Music" provides the perfect setting and group of characters for a dinner-theatre style murder mystery. "Who Killed The Governess?" Is it her chilly Teutonic husband? The abandoned mother superior? The jilted other woman? The sleazy, sexually ambiguous "uncle?" The delivery boy? Or one of the children?
Gothampc
Broadway Legend
joined:5/20/03
Mrs. von Trapp
Posted: 12/9/13 at 03:48pm
Franz the Butler did it in the kitchen with the guitar. Then some addled ex-nun shows up as governness and provides the perfect alibi.

And why is the housekeeper so quick to change the curtains in Maria's room? A governess has just left the residence. Why did they wait until Maria arrived and not change them during the previous governess' term?
If anyone ever tells you that you put too much Parmesan cheese on your pasta, stop talking to them. You don't need that kind of negativity in your life.
Gothampc
Broadway Legend
joined:5/20/03
Mrs. von Trapp
Posted: 12/9/13 at 04:08pm
Perhaps Sally Bowles went on a murderous rampage when she learned that Cliff was bisexual.
If anyone ever tells you that you put too much Parmesan cheese on your pasta, stop talking to them. You don't need that kind of negativity in your life.
Plannietink08
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joined:6/2/11
Mrs. von Trapp
Posted: 12/9/13 at 06:43pm
She died of Scarlet Fever.
Tink2
Stand-by
joined:8/7/08
Mrs. von Trapp
Posted: 12/9/13 at 07:41pm
The first wife (mother of those 7 children) died of scarlet fever. According to Wikipedia....

Maria von Trapp died of heart failure on March 28, 1987, in Morrisville, Vermont, three days after an operation.[4] Maria, her husband Georg, Hedwig von Trapp, and Martina von Trapp are interred in the family cemetery at the Lodge.
ggersten
Broadway Legend
joined:5/11/06
Mrs. von Trapp
Posted: 12/9/13 at 08:01pm
Maria did keep referring to the Captain as "Gay-Org"
mikey2573
Broadway Star
joined:12/28/10
Mrs. von Trapp
Posted: 12/10/13 at 06:51am
Some other interesting SOM facts; Maria was not the one who taught the family to sing, it was a catholic priest named Frans Wasner. Also, the Capt. was very loving and kind to his children and Maria was a tyrannical control freak who eventually drove the children from the family and the singing group.
Gothampc
Broadway Legend
joined:5/20/03
Mrs. von Trapp
Posted: 12/10/13 at 08:39am
^^^ Sort of like Anna in The King & I. The King wouldn't have asked her to dance, he would have said "We have many teachers here. Which subject do you teach?"
If anyone ever tells you that you put too much Parmesan cheese on your pasta, stop talking to them. You don't need that kind of negativity in your life.
best12bars
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joined:6/29/05
Mrs. von Trapp
Posted: 12/10/13 at 08:41am
She died of Scarlet Fever.
"Jaws is the Citizen Kane of movies."
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Gothampc
Broadway Legend
joined:5/20/03
Mrs. von Trapp
Posted: 12/10/13 at 08:49am
"She died of Scarlet Fever."

Or so the Hitler Propoganda Machine would have you believe.
If anyone ever tells you that you put too much Parmesan cheese on your pasta, stop talking to them. You don't need that kind of negativity in your life.