Captain von Trapp
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Captain von Trapp

The Sound of Music

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Overview...a military man with strict standards. Ever since his wife died, Captain von Trapp has treated his seven children much the same way he treats his soldiers: issuing orders and expecting precise obedience, even from his five-year-old daughter. When free-spirited nun Maria comes to work as a nanny for the Captain, it's not too long before the two begin to butt heads.

Personality...distant, demanding, and taciturn. Cool and efficient, the Captain's not the type to show emotion—a quality that serves him well at work, but not well when dealing with his children. Whatever softness the Captain once possessed seems to have died with his wife. But Maria is nothing but persistent, and she refuses to let the von Trapp children grow up without a proper father.

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