Christopher Plummer, the elegantly voiced, Oscar-winning actor perhaps most affectionately associated with “The Sound of Music,” died Friday at his home in Connecticut, his manager nsaid in an explanation. He was 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 longtime friend and manager Lou Pitt said in his statement 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.”
Notwithstanding co-starring as Captain Von Trapp in the 1965 melodic inverse Julie Andrews, Plummer won a supporting entertainer Academy Award for his part in the 2010 film “Beginners,” and was named again as of late as 2018 for “All the Money in the World,” wherein he supplanted Kevin Spacey as tycoon J. Paul Getty, after the more youthful entertainer was inundated by scandal.
Plummer remained amazingly bustling great into his 80s, co-featuring in the 2019 hit murder-secret “Knives Out.” Other critical jobs remembered depicting newsman Mike Wallace for “The Insider,” a Klingon general in “Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country” and the voice of the miscreant in the Pixar enlivened film “Up.”
Plummer additionally played Rudyard Kipling in the Michael Caine-Sean Connery exemplary “The Man Who Would Be King” and Sherlock Holmes – on the path of Jack the Ripper – in the 1979 film “Murder by Decree.”
Brought into the world in Toronto, Plummer likewise had a cultivated stage profession, winning Tony Awards for his work in “Cyrano” and “Barrymore” almost a quarter-century apart.
Plummer’s honors incorporated an Emmy for the 1976 miniseries “The Moneychangers.” He additionally co-starred for a few seasons in the arrangement “Counterstrike.”
A prepared Shakespearean actor, Plummer started his Broadway profession during the 1950s, showing up in various dramatic and screen creations before “The Sound of Music,” in a later diary confessing to blended sentiments about the film’s prosperity. Plummer and Andrews rejoined in a 2001 CBS film adaptation of the film “On Golden Pond.”
After two generally short marriages, Plummer wed actor-dancer Elaine Taylor in 1970. He is additionally made due by his little girl from his first marriage, entertainer Amanda Plummer.