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The sound of America: Maria Von Trapp applies for US Citizenship (1944)

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How do you solve a problem like Maria — in this case, Maria Von Trapp? You give her US citizenship. Austrian singer — a woman whose autobiography “The Story of the Trapp Family Singers” went on to inspire the 1959 stage play and the 1965 movie The Sound of Music (which won 5 Academy Awards) — filed her intention to become an American citizen in January 1944. All that, and getting to be portrayed by Julie Andrews? Pretty sweet deal.

>> Also see: Julie Andrews in ‘The Sound of Music’ spreads magic (1965)

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