Julie Andrews was happily married for 41 years and her take on how she achieved it could rival Mary Poppins for its optimism.
"Success in our marriage was to take it one day at a time," the actress told Kate Garraway on Good Morning Britain, "and so, lo and behold, 41 years later, there we still were."
Andrews' Breakfast at Tiffany's-director husband Blake Edwards died in 2010 at the age of 88 after suffering complications with pneumonia.
The Sound of Music 50th anniversary
The Sound of Music 50th anniversary
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Maria, played by Julie Andrews
"The Sound of Music" was just one of many successes for the Academy-Award winning actress. With her four-octave range, Andrews had appeared in "The Boy Friend" and "My Fair Lady" on Broadway, but she was catapulted to stardom by "Mary Poppins" in 1963.
After playing Maria she split her time between film, theatre and television.
In 1997 a botched operation on her vocal chords permanently damaged her singing voice.
She was made a dame in 2000 and appeared in the "Princess Diaries" films in the subsequent years.
She married Tony Walton in 1959 but they later divorced. She was married to her second husband, Blake Edwards, until his death in 2010. She has five children, nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
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Captain von Trapp, played by Christopher Plummer
The Canadian actor has enjoyed a film career spanning five decades, with highlights including "The Return of the Pink Panther", "Star Trek VI", "A Beautiful Mind", "The Man Who Would Be King" and" The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo".
He has bemoaned the "gooey" sentimentality of "The Sound of Music", once describing it as his "toughest" role. Nevertheless, he has said it is a "very good picture" and it certainly remains one of his most pivotal roles.
He has won numerous awards, including a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for "Beginners" in 2012.
His third wife is Elaine Taylor.
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Liesl, played by Charmian Carr
Despite famously singing "16 going on 17", Carr was 21 when she appeared in the film. The young beauty spent many years touring the world promoting "The Sound of Music" but she barely acted after the final cut.
She gave the profession up entirely after her marriage to Jay Brent in 1967, instead focusing her energies on her own interior design business.
By far her most notable client was Michael Jackson, whose Encino, California, home she decorated in the 80s.
Her marriage has since ended but the couple had two daughters and Carr is now a grandmother.
She has also written two books: "Forever Liesl" and "Letters to Liesl".
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Friedrich, played by Nicholas Hammond
Hammond’s other main claim to fame was as Peter Parker in the CBS series "The Amazing Spider-Man", but he has also appeared in the likes of "Murder, She Wrote", "Dallas" and "Falcon Crest".
He refers to his six on-screen siblings as his family and works as an actor, screenwriter, and director in Sydney.
He married Laura Soli in 1980 but they divorced four years later.
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Louisa, played by Heather Menzies Urich
The year after "The Sound of Music", Menzies appeared in "Hawaii", again alongside Julie Andrews, before travelling to New York at the age of 16 to appear in the Broadway play "We Have Always Lived in the Castle", with Shirley Knight.
She appeared in numerous TV series throughout the 70s and 80s, including "Logan’s Run".
She was married to her second husband, Robert Urich, until his death in 2002.
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Kurt, played by Duane Chase
Chase gave up acting after finishing high school. He went on to gain a degree in geology from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a Masters from the University of Alabama.
He is married and designs computer software for geologists and geophysicists.
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Brigitta, played by Angela Cartwright
Born in the UK, Cartwright moved to Los Angeles at the age of three and became a model at just four.
After "The Sound of Music" she appeared in the TV series "Lost in Space".
Cartwright married in 1976 and recently became a grandmother.
She is interested in art, photography and fashion and last year published the book "Styling the Stars: Lost Treasures from the Twentieth Century Fox Archive".
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Marta, played by Debbie Turner
Turner left the film industry soon after "The Sound of Music’s" debut, in order to complete her education.
In 1989 she started a floral design company called Debbie Turner Originals.
She is married and has four daughters.
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Gretl, played by Kym Karath
The youngest of the Von Trapp siblings, Karath famously ate so much chocolate on set that she was too heavy to carry upstairs.
She has since appeared in the likes of "Family Affair", "The Brady Bunch" and "Lost in Space".
She has been married to French actor Philippe L Equibec for over 30 years.
"I'm still dealing with it," she told Garraway as part of an interview to talk about The Sound of Music's 50th anniversary.
"There are days when it's perfectly wonderful and I am myself and then it's suddenly - sock you in the middle of your gut and you think: 'Ah God I wish he were here'. But he is in a way, I think one carries that love always."Reuse content