Christopher Plummer, Oscar winner and star of ‘The Sound of Music,’ dead at 91
“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,” his long time pal and supervisor Lou Pitt stated in his declaration to CNN. “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.”
Plummer remained incredibly hectic well into his 80s, co-starred in the hit murder-mystery “Knives Out.” Other remarkable functions consisted of depicting newsman Mike Wallace in “The Insider,” “Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country” and offering the voice of the bad guy in the Pixar cartoon animation “Up.”
Plummer likewise played Rudyard Kipling in the Michael Caine-Sean Connery timeless “The Man Who Would Be King” and Sherlock Holmes — on the path of Jack the Ripper — in the 1979 motion picture “Murder by Decree.”
Born in Toronto, Plummer likewise had an accomplished phase profession, winning Tony Awards for his work in “Cyrano” and “Barrymore” practically a quarter-century apart.
Plummer’s distinctions consisted of an Emmy for the 1976 miniseries “The Moneychangers.” He likewise co-starred for numerous seasons in the series “Counterstrike.”
A skilled Shakespearean star, Plummer started his Broadway profession in the 1950s, appearing in a variety of theatrical and screen productions prior to “The Sound of Music,” in a later narrative confessing to combined sensations about the movie’s success. Plummer and Andrews reunited in a 2001 CBS motion picture variation of the movie “On Golden Pond.”
After 2 reasonably brief marital relationships, Plummer wed actor-dancer Elaine Taylor in 1970. He is likewise endured by his child from his very first marital relationship, star Amanda Plummer.
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Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.