Los Angeles: “The Sound of Music” actor Christopher Plummer, dies at 91. He was starred as the aristocratic widower Captain Georg von Trapp, opposite Julie Andrews. The Sound of Music, was a cinematic tale of musical family and their mischievous governess in Austria on eve of World War 2.
Veteran Canadian actor died at his home in Connecticut on Friday. His career was decades long with his most love performance in The Sound of Music. He won Oscar late in life.
He was surrounded by his wife Elaine Taylor and his longtime friend and manager Lou Pitt. His death was announced by his manager.
Pitt said in a statement that, Chris was an extraordinary man, “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 our hearts and his legendary life will endure for all generations to come”, he added
Christopher Plummer, was one of the most admired character actors in Hollywood, Andrews once called him a “Consummate actor”; with some 100 films and dozens of television roles, he was a most recognizable actor.
He was first nominated for the Academy Award in 2010 for his portrayal of Russian author Leo Tolstoy, in the movie “The Last Station”. Two years later, at age of 82, he was the oldest actor to win an Oscar, he finally took home the golden statuette for his supporting role in “beginners”.
“Where have you been all my life?” he joked to the trophy at the awards ceremony, quipping that he had been rehearsing his Oscar acceptance speech since he was born.
Plummer’s’ recent appearance was in, 2019 movie “Knives Out” alongside Daniel Craig, Chris Evans and Jamie Lee Curtis.
Plummer was married three times, the last time to Taylor. He is also survived by his daughter, actress Amanda Plummer.