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55 years ago today, The Sound of Music premiered in cinemas, featuring the incredible singing performance of 28-year-old Julie Andrews as the spirited nanny who goes to work for the von Trapp family in Austria. The patriarch disciplinarian played by Christopher Plummer places the guitar-playing nun in charge of his seven lonely children. The music by Rodgers and Hammerstein contains some of the most memorable songs of stage and screen, including Edelweiss, My Favourite Things, and Do-Re-Mi. Based on the memoir The Story of The Trapp Family Singers by Maria von Trapp, the film became one of the highest grossing films of all time, grossing $286 billion dollars worldwide after several re-releases, and won five Academy Awards, including Best Picture.
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