Christopher Plummer, ‘Sound of Music’ Star, Dies at 91


Christopher Plummer, who starred in The Sound of Music, died peacefully today at his home in Connecticut, his family confirmed. Elaine Taylor, his wife, was with him.

Lou Pitt, his longtime 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 won two Tony Awards, plus seven Tony nominations, his latest for his King Lear (2004) and for his Clarence Darrow in Inherit the Wind (2007); also three Drama Desk Awards and the National Arts Club Medal.

The actor was raised in Montreal where he began his career on stage and on radio. After Eva Le Gallienne gave him his New York debut (1954) he went on to star in many celebrated productions on Broadway and London’s West End. He most recently starred in the popular film Knives Out starring Chris Evans and Ana de Armas.

May he rest in peace.

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