"The Sound of Music" cast is one of the main reasons this 1965 movie is still popular today. The film tells the story of the singing von Trapp family during the last few years before World War II. The movie won five Oscars including Best Picture, and was nominated for five more. Fans of musicals should definitely check out this classic movie.
Julie Andrews – Maria von Trapp. "The Sound of Music" is the movie Andrews is best known for. She plays a governess to the children of Captain Georg von Trapp. Her incredible singing voice carries much of the film, and she is prominently featured on the movie’s soundtrack. Andrews later made appearances in several other popular films, including The Princess Diaries and S.O.B.
Christopher Plummer – Captain Georg von Trapp. Plummer plays a widower and father of seven children in "The Sound of Music." He falls for Andrews’ character and eventually marries her. Plummer did some of the singing in the movie, but his voice was re-dubbed in post production. A veteran of many films, Plummer received a long overdue Oscar nomination in 2010 for his performance in the movie The Last Station.
Eleanor Parker – The Baroness. Parker’s character also vies for the affections of Captain von Trapp, but loses out in the end. Her role in "The Sound of Music" is probably what she is most famous for. Parker was nominated for three Oscars, but never received the top acting prize.
Richard Haydn – Max Detweiler. Haydn was cast as a friend to the von Trapp family in the movie. He enters the von Trapps in a singing contest, and eventually helps them elude the Nazis. Haydn was a well-respected character actor, and had many different roles in both film and television before his death in 1985.
Peggy Wood – Mother Abbess. Wood plays a nun in "The Sound of Music", and at her suggestion Andrews’ character becomes the governess to the von Trapp children. Wood’s voice was also dubbed for the singing parts of the film. She received an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the movie. "The Sound of Music" was her last performance on the big screen, and she later died in 1978.