- Associated Press - Thursday, October 28, 2010

CHICAGO (AP) - It was the sound of “The Sound of Music” cast on “The Oprah Winfrey Show.”

Winfrey says it’s the first TV appearance in 45 years of Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer and the seven actors who played the children.

In the interview that aired Thursday, Andrews recalls the iconic scene in which she sings about the hills coming alive, saying the downdraft from the helicopter filming the scene kept knocking her to the ground.

She also spoke of her surgery in the 1990s that left her unable to sing, saying she was in denial for a year, thinking her voice would recover. But she says it was that surgery that led her to a new career as a writer.

Plummer joked about drinking during the movie, and the now-grown children told of growth spurts and losing teeth during filming.