‘Sound of Music’ star Julie Andrews reflects on recent reunion with von Trapp children: ‘We’re family’

Julie Andrews has never said "so long, farewell" to her "Sound of Music" family.
Several of the cast members who played the von Trapp children, including Nicholas Hammond (Friedrich), Duane Chase (Kurt), Angela Cartwright (Brigitta), Debbie Turner (Marta) and Kym Karath (Gretl) reunited earlier this month for the 86-year-old’s AFI Life Achievement Award ceremony.
"We do keep in touch, but not on a really regular basis," Andrews explained.
"I mean, Christmases, maybe birthdays and certainly get-togethers, but we just bonded so hard that I think we’re family anyway."
‘SOUND OF MUSIC’ STARS, WHO PLAYED VON TRAPP CHILDREN, REUNITE TO HONOR JULIE ANDREWS AT AFI’S TRIBUTEThe recent reunion was bittersweet for the star.
Georg von Trapp, her love interest in the film, died last year at age 91.
"I mean, the details in the movie, first of all, the scenery, children, song, music – all of it."
The classic musical tells the story of the real-life von Trapp family, which escaped the Nazis in Austria.
Her on-screen sister, Heather Menzies-Urich, who played Louisa, died at age 68 after she was diagnosed with cancer in 2017.
CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR THE ENTERTAINMENT NEWSLETTERIn 2018, Cartwright spoke to Fox News Digital about what it was like working with Andrews in "The Sound of Music."
Whenever we lose a cast member, it always feels like we lost a family member.
We all know what’s going on in each other’s lives and we’ve continued to do that during the 50-plus years [since filming]."
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