IMDb > Mother Abbess (Character)
Mother Abbess
Top Links
main detailsbiographyby votesphoto galleryquotes
by yearby typeby ratingsby votesby TV seriesby genreby keyword
Did You Know?
photo galleryquotes

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

The content of this page was created by users. It has not been screened or verified by IMDb staff.
Related Videos (see all 8)
The Sound of Music -- Sing-along with your favorite songs in this special Sing-Along Edition!  Rodgers & Hammerstein's cinematic treasure, "The Sound of Music" is the winner of five Academy Awards, including Best Picture. In this true-life story, Julie Andrews lights up the screen as Maria, a spirited young Austrian woman who leaves the convent to become a governess for Captain von Trapp's (Christopher Plummer) seven unruly children. Her charm and songs soon win the hearts of the children - and their father. But when Nazi Germany unites with Austria, Maria is forced to attempt a daring escape with her new family.
The Sound of Music -- Trailer for The Sound Of Music: 50th Anniversary
The Sound of Music -- Clip: My Favorite Things
The Sound of Music -- A woman leaves an Austrian convent to become a governess to a Naval officer widower.

Edit Photos

There may be more photos available for this character. To select more photos to be displayed in this character's gallery, click the Edit Photos link.


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


   Edit Credits
There may be more credits available for this character. To edit the credits displayed or to add more credits to this character's filmography, click the Edit Credits link.
Jump to filmography: Archive Footage
  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')
Archive Footage:
  1. "20 to 1"
        - Magnificent Movies (2006) TV episode, Played by Peggy Wood

Additional Details

Plot Keywords:

Fun Stuff

From The Sound of Music (1965)
Sister Margaretta: Reverend Mother, I have sinned.
Sister Berthe: I, too, Reverend Mother.
Mother Abbess: What is this sin, my children?
[the nuns look at each other, then reveal from under their robes the distributor and coil they have removed from the Germans' cars]
See more »

You may correct errors and omissions on this page directly. Clicking the 'Update' button will take you through a step-by-step process.