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Christopher Plummer ” The Sound Of Music” Star Actor Dies At 91

Christopher Plummer, the legendary actor best known for “The Sound of Music”, has died. He was 91.

Christopher Plummer " The Sound Of Music" Star Actor Dies At 91

“Chris was an extraordinary man who deeply loved and respected his profession with great old fashion manners, self-deprecating humour and the music of words,” Lou Pitt, his longtime friend and manager of 46 years said in a statement to Variety. “He was a National Treasure who deeply relished his Canadian roots. Through his art and humanity, he touched all of our hearts and his legendary life will endure for all generations to come. He will forever be with us.”

Born to a prominent family in Toronto, Plummer gave up a career as a concert pianist to join the theatre. He performed in several notable Shakespearian productions before joining the cast of the 1965 film that made him a familiar face across the world “The Sound of Music”.

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Meanwhile, his stage work won him two Tonys; while his television work earned him two Emmys.

Christopher Plummer " The Sound Of Music" Star Actor Dies At 91

In 1968, Queen Elizabeth II made him a Companion of the Order of Canada, then the nation’s highest civilian honour. In 2009, he took home the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in 2012 for his role in “Beginners”.

He was later nominated again for Best Supporting Actor at the 2018 Oscars for his performance in Ridley Scott’s “All the Money in the World”.

Christopher Plummer is survived by his daughter from his first marriage, Amanda Plummer, and his wife Elaine Taylor.

 

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