15 Behind-The-Scenes Secrets From The Sound Of Music

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It's hard to believe, but Julie Andrews turns 80 on October 1. Perhaps her most famous role in a long, glorious career is Maria in The Sound of Music. The classic film celebrated its own milestone birthday — the big 5-0 — in April this year. Here, we're turning the spotlight on its leading lady.

To honor our favorite singing governess, we've pulled together some little-known facts about the beloved movie musical. Even if you've been watching it with your grandma every annum since you were born, we bet some of these revelations will still come as a surprise. (For example: Can you imagine a world in which Audrey Hepburn took on the role of a musically adroit former nun? We definitely cannot.)

Test your true knowledge of this cinematic touchstone — and celebrate the birthday of one of Hollywood's most treasured performers — by digging into the best SoM trivia, ahead.

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