“The Sound of Music” actor Christopher Plummer died at the age of 91. The Canadian actor is renowned for various roles.
Plummer’s manager confirmed the news of his death. He said Plummer takes his last breath at his home in Connecticut. His wife and best friend, Elaine Taylor, was present with him at the time of his death. Taylor is 53 years old.
Canadian Actor Christopher Plummer Died At 91
Lou Pitt, Plummer’s manager and a long-time friend, said that he was a great man who was in love with his profession. He was passionate and respected his profession deeply. He was an old-fashioned guy but paid respect to his career with humor and music. The fact that Plummer relished his Canadian roots throughout his life made him a national treasure.
Pitt said that not only his artistic skills but a great human virtue has touched many hearts. His legendary life is going to be endured for generations to come.
Plummer was a stage artist. He made his film debut in 1958 with “Stage struck.” After that, he experienced a successful movie career. His success in the movie line spanned more than 6 decades.
He will be remembered for a number of hit movies of his career, “the return of the pink panther,” Murder by decree,” “A beautiful mind,” “All the money in the world,” “The girl with the dragon tattoo,” “Knives out,” ” Star Trek VI,” and many more.
The first Oscar nomination was sent for Leo Tolstoy’s role in “The last station” in 2010. But he lost it to Christoph Waltz. He said in a statement just before the Oscar broadcast that these things are about time, and he is an 80-year-old guy.
At the age of 82, Plummer won the Academy Award for his role in the “Beginner.” He won the award for the best supporting actor.
The actor said cheerfully that it was (Academy award) just two years older than him after receiving the award. Where was it all that time?
Plummer bagged other awards, including two Emmy awards, two Tony Awards, a Golden Globe award, a SAG award, and a BAFTA award.
Plummer is best known among the audience for his role in “The sound of Music.” He played the patriarch of the singing von Trappy family. The musical also starred Julie Andrews. This was a 1965 hit musical.
He got to speak before McGill University in 2006, where he said that he is still loved for his role in the musical because that was serious, interesting work.
Plummer was born to Isabella Mary and John Omre Plummer in Toronto. Mary was the granddaughter of the Canadian prime minister, John Abbott. His father was the science dean at the University of McGill.
He was raised and brought up in his mother’s family after his parents got divorced soon after his birth. At Montreal high school, his performance in “pride and prejudice” was noticed by Herbert Whittaker. At 18, he was cast by Whittaker in “The infernal machine.”
After that, his stage and movie career rolled on, and the journey continues till the end. He worked in Canada, New York and London. He continued his stage performance alongside his successful movie career.
He married thrice. His first wife was a Tony award-winning actress Tammy Grimes. Actress Amanda Plummer is his daughter from his first marriage.
Patricia Lewis was his second wife, who was an actress and producer.
He married third to Elaine Taylor in 1970. Plummer is survived by his daughter, Amanda Plummer and his third wife and friend, Taylor.
Taylor is a British dancer and actress.