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Taste of Arcadia is Alive with “Sound of Music” Three original child actresses to sign autographs

Arcadia, CA– Debbie Turner, former Arcadian and child star who played Marta in the 1965 Academy Award-winning “The Sound of Music,” along with three of her seven Sound of Music siblings ( Angela Cartwright (Brigitta) and Kym Karath (Gretl), will greet attendees at the Taste of Arcadia from 5:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. Monday evening, Sept. 24, at the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden.

The reunion of the cast of “The Sound of Music” was named this week as the best cast reunion ever on the “The Oprah Winfrey Show” and one of the top 25 “Oprah” shows of all time out of more than 4,500 episodes. The announcement and highlights of the program  were introduced Tuesday night on the first of a new limited series on Oprah’s OWN cable network called “TV Guide’s Top 25 Countdown,” featuring the episodes ranked as #21 – #25.


Actresses Patricia and Michele Turner, also formerly of Arcadia and older sisters of Debbie Turner, will also be guests at the back-to-back Sound of Music tables near the entry area in the first-ever Business Showcase at the Taste.

The three actresses who co-starred in the 1965 classic musical as daughters in the singing von Trapp family will offer a handful of fully autographed (by all seven actors who played the von Trapp children) Limited Edition Collectors editions of their L.A. Times Best Seller The Sound of Music Family Scrapbook with a “seal of authenticity.” They will also be offering books for purchase that will be autographed and personalized by Angela, Debbie and Kym.

Tickets for Taste of Arcadia, featuring nearly 40 food and drink booths, are still available for $50 at the Chamber office, 388 W. Huntington Drive, by phone at 626-447-2159, and at the Chamber web site: www.

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