Hollywood star Christopher Plummer has passed away today at the age of 91.
Christopher Plummer has won an Oscar for Beginners and was nominated for All the Money in the World and The Last Station. He was also starred in the Sound of Music. He was the oldest person to win an Oscar.
Lou Pitt, his 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 has served the Hollywood industry for over 70 years. He has worked in more than 200 films and TV shows. He was popular for the role of Captain George Von Trapp opposite Julie Andrews’ Maria in Robert Wise’s 1965 classic The Sound of Music. His musical won five Academy Awards including Best Picture, beating David Lean’s Doctor Zhivago, among others.
Plummer began his career on stage and radio in French and English. He made his debut in New York in 1954 and starred in various productions on Broadway and London’s West End.