The Hills Are Still Alive With Secrets of 'The Sound of Music,' 50 Years Later

Find out who almost wasn't cast in this favorite movie that has withstood the test of time.
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Finally tonight, 50 years of "The sound of music." Nothing like having maria over your shoulder. Who knew someone else was considered for the part, in a movie nearly called something else. It's hard to believe it's been 50 since since we first heard this. ? lady gaga practicing every day for six months, shaking as Julie Andrews walked on to the stage, surprising the audience. Andrews, asking, are you okay? But what we're asking tonight, a little different. It duturns out before "The sound of music," it was actually "Love song." The creators thought too many were using that title already. And what you don't see, the helicopter in this shot, trying to get the shot. The wind so strong, it knocked her over several times. And the part of maria, Audrey Hepburn and Doris day also considered for it. And Julie Andrews learned to play guitar, with a few lessons before the movie. And one last surprise, the real maria Von Trapp, right there in the shadow of the woman playing here. Julie Andrews, her voice still defining a favorite 50 years later. ? 50 years. Thank you for watching. I'm David Muir. We hope to see you right back here tomorrow night. Good night. ? ?

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