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Mother Abbess (Character)
from The Sound of Music (1965)

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Alternate Names:
Mother Abbess in "Sound of Music" sequence / Mother Abbess in 'The Sound of Music'

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  1. The Sound of Music Live! (2013) (TV) Played by Audra McDonald
    ... aka "The Sound of Music" - USA (short title)

  2. The Pacifier (2005) Played by Toya Alexis
    ... aka "Gnome" - Philippines (English title)
    ... aka "Captain Wolfe" - Japan (English title) (dubbed version)

  3. Backstage at 'The Sound of Music' (1999) (TV) Played by Jeanne Lehman
  4. The Sound of Music (1996) (TV) Played by Martha Vourtsi
    ... aka "I melodia tis eftyhias" - Greece (original title)

  5. The Sound of Music (1965) Played by Peggy Wood
    ... aka "Rodgers and Hammerstein's The Sound of Music" - UK (complete title), USA (complete title)
  6. "The Bell Telephone Hour"
    ... aka "The Telephone Hour" - USA (syndication title)
        - The Music of Richard Rodgers (1961) TV episode, Played by Elizabeth Howell (as Mother Abbess in "Sound of Music" sequence)

  7. "The Ed Sullivan Show"
    ... aka "Toast of the Town" - USA (original title)
        - Episode #13.14 (1959) TV episode, Played by Patricia Neway (as Mother Abbess in 'The Sound of Music')
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  1. "20 to 1"
        - Magnificent Movies (2006) TV episode, Played by Peggy Wood

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From The Sound of Music (1965)
Maria: Reverend Mother, I'm sorry. I couldn't help myself. -The hills were beckoning and... the sky was so blue today... and everything was so green and fragrant, I had to be a part of it. The Untersberg led me higher like it wanted me to go through the clouds.
Mother Abbess: Suppose darkness had come and you were lost?
Maria: Mother, I could never be lost up there. That's my mountain. I was brought up on it. It was the mountain that led me to you. When I was a child, I would come down and climb a tree... and look in your garden. I'd see the sisters at work and hear them sing... Which brings me to another transgression, Reverend Mother. I was singing out there today.
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