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The Sound of Music Interviews: Catching Up with The Kids

December 3, 2013
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photo courtesy of Angela Cartwright

photo courtesy of Angela Cartwright

I couldn’t resist  and had to put up this post about the “Sound of Music” series from Nancy Berk.  I am a huge Sound of Music Fan, so my bias is apparent. I hope you enjoy these interviews as much as I did. Maybe Julie Andrews will see it!  Thanks,  Donna

Film audiences have long been mesmerized by The Sound of Music. With nearly half a century of staying power, the actors and the messages of the iconic film still resonate with fans from every generation. I recently had the honor to interview all seven of the original “kids” for my special 13-part series for Parade Magazine and my podcast Whine At 9. The faux von Trapp siblings are not only all grown up, they’ve grown up to be fabulous adults. Charmian Carr (Liesl), Nicholas Hammond (Friedrich), Heather Menzies (Louisa), Duane Chase (Kurt), Angela Cartwright (Brigitta), Debbie Turner (Marta), and Kym Karath (Gretl) have enjoyed careers inside and outside of show business and continue to maintain an almost sibling-like relationship while helping to keep the film legacy alive. Now that I’ve gotten to know them, I’ve asked to be the 8th von Trapp if there’s ever a sequel and I’m on the lookout for a goat puppet. Once I find the puppet, I’m signing up for yodeling lessons. You can read the series here. Listen here.

Dr. Nancy Berk

Nancy Berk, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist, entertainment and fan base strategist, multimedia content creator, and President of Nancy Berk Media LLC. An online entertainment columnist for PARADE magazine and host of the celebrity podcast Whine At 9—featuring conversations with over 300 celebrities and show business insiders, Nancy has chatted and laughed with Oscar, Emmy, and Grammy winners, and Rock and Roll Hall of Famers. A celebrity favorite, she is known for her skilled and sensitive interviewing and ability to incorporate subtle humor in her conversations, shows, and stories. Nancy’s self-help humor book College Bound and Gagged: How to Help Your Kid Get into a Great College without Losing Your Savings, Your Relationship, or Your Mind can be seen in the feature film Admission starring Tina Fey and Paul Rudd.

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