‘Sound of Music Star’ Christopher Plummer Dead at 91

The Legendary actor Christopher Plummer has died at the age of 91.

Plummer was perhaps best known for his starring role in the classic film ‘The Sound of Music.’ However he also starred in a plethora of other films throughout his career, as ‘Deadline’ reports:

Christopher Plummer, who starred in The Sound of Music, won an Oscar for Beginners and was nominated for All the Money in the World and The Last Station, died peacefully today at his home in Connecticut, his family confirmed. Elaine Taylor, his wife and true best friend for 53 years, was by his side.

Lou Pitt, his longtime friend and manager of 46 years, said; “Chris was an extraordinary man who deeply loved and respected his profession with great old fashion manners, self deprecating humor and the music of words. 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.”

Plummer spent the past 75 years as a stalwart of stage and screen, the latter of which covered more than 100 film. He is best known for playing Captain John Von Trapp in 1965 Robert Wise-directed classic The Sound of Music, but he won his Oscar for the 2010 film Beginners, and he was most recently Oscar nominated for the Ridley Scott-directed All The Money In The World. In that film, he replaced Kevin Spacey in the role of J. Paul Getty, after Spacey had an #MeToo downfall. Plummer most recently costarred in the ensemble of the Rian Johnson-directed Knives Out.

Raised in Montreal, Plummer began his professional career on stage and radio in both French and English. After Eva Le Gallienne gave him his New York debut in 1954, the actor went on to star in many celebrated productions on Broadway and London’s West End winning accolades on both sides of the Atlantic.

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Ida Socci
Ida Socci
1 month ago

That was Captain GEORG Von Trapp, (not John) in the original Sound of Music–otherwise loved the movie and his performance with Julie Andrews. RIP Mr. Plummer.

W D Martin
W D Martin
27 days ago
Reply to  Ida Socci

He was the perfect villain as General Chang in Star Trek VI: The Uncharted Country. When he quoted from Shakespeare it was the ultimate use of irony! He and his body of work will be with us forever. RIP Mon Cher Ami ??!

Bemused Berserker
Bemused Berserker
1 month ago

Very saddened to hear of Mr. Plummer’s death. My deepest condolences to his family and friends. He was a gifted actor and I enjoyed every film that he was in. His voice work for narrations and animation were also classic.
My condolences to our Canadian Cousins, on the loss of a Native Son.
Rest in Peace Mr. Christopher Plummer. You will be missed by a legion of fans too.

Litild
Litild
1 month ago

yes

George G. Dovey
George G. Dovey
27 days ago

Yet another monumental performer leaves us. Too bad that many younger people will never know his genius. RIP.