Christopher Plummer Passes Away at 91

Christopher Plummer, by Carl Van Vechten

Renowned Canadian actor Christopher Plummer has passed away at the age of 91.

Mr. Plummer was born in Toronto, Ontario on December 13th, 1929, but grew up in Senneville, Quebec.

He was well known as a Shakespearen actor, appearing at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival and on Broadway, starring in many of Shakespeare’s plays, including Othello, Macbeth,The Tempest, King Lear, Henry V, Hamlet, Twelfth Night, The Winter’s Tale, Henry IV, Part 1, and Much Ado About Nothing.

Mr. Plummer is most remembered for his performance as Captain Von Trapp in The Sound of Music co-starring Julie Andrews.

He would appear in many other movies, including Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, The Return of the Pink Panther, Battle of Britain, Malcolm X, Caesar and Cleopatra, Barrymore, The Man Who Invented Christmas, and All the Money in the World.

Mr. Plummer won many awards during his career, including two Tony Awards, two Primetime Emmy Awards, and one Academy Award.  He was made a Companion of the Order of Canada, Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Medal, 125th Anniversary of the Confederation of Canada Medal, Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal, and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.  He also received a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016 at the Canadian Screen Awards.

Mr. Plummer was married three times and had one daughter, Amanda.  He died peacefully at his home in Weston, Connecticut following a fall.

 

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