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The Sound of Music is loosely based on the first part of the book, The Story of the Trapp Family Singers. In real life, the von Trapps' priest, the Reverend Franz Wasner, acted as their musical director for over 20 years, and the father of the family, Georg, was actually an active participant in the music rather than the strict and distant disciplinarian we ...


Uncle Max is not actually a blood relative, merely a friend of their father's. In this instance, the 'Uncle' title is an informal title for a close friend. There's actually more information (that may or may not have any bearing on his role in the story) here: IMDb Bio.

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