Watch Plummer sing “Edelweiss” in The Sound of Music
Academy Award winning actor, Christopher Plummer, who rose to fame starring in the classic film The Sound of Music died peacefully today at his home in Connecticut, his family confirmed. He was 91.
A legendary actor with a career spanning over 70 years, Plummer was Canadian-born.
Born in Toronto and raised in Montreal, he was classically trained as a stage actor and headlined for Britain's National Theatre, making his film debut in 1958's Stage Struck.
He was best known for starring as Captain George Von Trapp opposite Julie Andrews’ Maria in Robert Wise’s 1965 classic The Sound of Music.
He went on to win an Oscar for the 2010 film Beginners and most recently was Oscar nominated for the Ridley Scott-directed All the Money in the World. Plummer has also won Tony Awards for his work in Cyrano (1973) and Barrymore (1997).
Other Broadway roles included Iago in Othello (1982) and then as the title character in Macbeth (1988). On the small screen, he appeared in such projects as the hit miniseries The Thorn Birds (1983) and as a narrator for the children's movie The Velveteen Rabbit (1985).
Plummer appeared in over 200 films and TV shows throughout his career.