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Monday, 27 November, 2000, 17:40 GMT
Sound of Music actors reunite
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The seven actors who played screen siblings in The Sound Of Music have been brought together for the first time since the film was released 35 years ago.

The original child actors who played the children of the von Trapp family were reunited by Yorkshire Television in Salzburg, Austria, to feature in a documentary about the making the cult musical.

The child stars, who were aged between five and 21 when they last saw one another, performed the old songs and dances for the documentary Doh-Ray-Me, to be shown at Christmas.

The Sound of Music child actors
Liesl - Charmian Carr
Friedrich - Nicholas Hammond
Brigitta - Angela Cartwright
Louisa - Heather Menzies
Kurt - Duane Chase
Marta - Debbie Turner
Gretl - Kym Karath

Nicholas Hammond - who was 13 when he starred as Friedrich - recalled the problems caused by his six-inch growth in height during filming.

Previously unseen footage of the making of the musical will also be shown in a one-hour special for ITV's After They Were Famous.

The Sound Of Music won five Oscars, earned 600m at the box office, and remains hugely popular with revivals, TV re-runs and video releases.

It is based on the true story of the von Trapp family who formed a singing troupe and escaped from Nazi-occupied Austria in 1938.

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