The Von Trapp Family Timeline
Their story inspired The Sound of Music, but the facts are more inspiring than fiction. How the real Von Trapp family persevered.
The Oprah Winfrey Show | October 28, 2010
Photo: Courtesy of the Von Trapp Family
March 28, 1987
Maria dies and is buried in the family cemetery at the Trapp Family Lodge.
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