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There is a 55th Anniversary Edition of our book
The Sound of Music Family Scrapbook

which has updated our story.
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The new updated 55th Anniversary edition of
The Sound Of Music Family Scrapbook
Available HERE

Autographed pics by Heather


portrait photograph by: Art Streiber

Our last photo shoot together 2017
with photographer Art Streiber
for Vanity Fair magazine
Novemnber 6th, 2011 was a very special evening. The Sarcoma Foundation of America and The Robert Urich Foundation for Cancer Research put on a gala event to raise funds for cancer research at The Music Box in Hollywood. It was our first collective effort and a huge success! Rufus and Martha Wainwright, Anthony Federov and Charlie Lustman were amazing. Barbara Eden accepted the Legend Award.
I look forward to next year!
Robert Urich Fundraiser 2011
Rufus Wainwrigh and Barbara Eden
Robert Urich Fundraiser 2011
My good friend Gregory Harrison
Robert Urich Fundraiser 2011
Robert Urich Fundraiser 2011
Robert Urich Fundraiser
Anthony Federov
Robert Urich Fundraiser 2011
My son Ryan and his wife Mikki
Robert Urich Fundraiser 2011
Lewis MacLeod

Robert Urich Fundraiser 2011Charlie Lustman

Robert Urich Fundraiser 2011
Anthony Federov
Robert Urich Fundraiser 2011
Rufus and Martha Wainwright
For more information about the Urich Fund

June was an exciting month for the Urich Clan. Ryan graduated Medical School at Meadowlands in New Jersey! Emily graduated nursing school at Trent in Peterborough, Ontario! They are both currently busy saving lives at their respective hospitals. The stories I hear about both of their experiences are mind bending. I'm so happy that Emily is living close to the cottage up here in Southern Ontario. I love having the gang over, hearing the squeals of laughter coming from the floating dock in the lake. I miss them when I go home to the States. Hopefully Ryan and gang will be able to come up next summer for a while. 

My Sound of Music family finally finished the book we have been working on for a couple of years. Whew! It will be out in October. Look for lots of fun never seen before photographs and memorabilia. PLUS a DVD of some of our own behind the scenes home movies. I just got back from a trip to London to meet with the publishers.... squeezed a bit of sight seeing and fun in...of course!

I'm working on a Fundraiser for the Urich Foundation along with The Sarcoma Foundation of America. Our tentative date is November 5th of this year in Los Angeles. We have Rufus and Martha Wainwright as our headliners. Details to come. 


Ryan Emily
SOM Oprah
Everyone tune into Oprah Thursday, Oct 28, 2010 ! My Sound of Music siblings and myself flew to Chicago to tape the episode. What fun to see them all and to spend time with Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer. Mom and Dad!! Even more special than filming the episode was spending the evening before, huddled around a table eating. drinking and catching up. We all shared stories about our families and what we have been doing with ourselves for the last 45 years. My siblings are a great group and the room levitates whenwe are all together. Next up is the Today Show and CBS Morning show on Nov 10th. Fun Times!
A Visit to the Von Trapp Lodge
Stowe, Vermont

June 2009

On June 14 I traveled to The Von Trapp Lodge in Stowe, Vermont to pay tribute to Werner Von Trapp who passed away. My Sound of Music siblings and I dedicated a beautiful apple tree with a plaque honoring Werner.

It was a beautiful ceremony attended by many of the Von Trapps and the Non Trapps (as my siblings and I are fondly referred to). 

It was wonderful to spend time with the people that we portrayed in the movie and the extended family. They are wonderful folks!

The Von Trapps with the Non Trapps

Maria Von Trapp
holding the dedication plaque.

clockwise: Angela Cartwright, Duane Chase,
Debbie Turner, Kym Karath, Maria Von Trapp
(I played Louisa in the movie) and me

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The halls of the lodge are lined with
Sound of Music
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