Christopher Plummer, Best Known as Captain von Trapp from “the Sound of Music” Has Passed at 91

Christopher Plummer has died. The 91-year-old passed away at his home in Connecticut.

While the veteran was an award-winning star of stage and screen, he was best known for playing Captain von Trapp in “The Sound of Music.” He also became the oldest actor ever to win an Academy Award for supporting actor in 2012 for his work in “Beginners.” He was also known for “The Insider,” “12 Monkeys,” “Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country,” and “A Beautiful Mind.” and he contributed voices for “Up,” “An American Tale” and the “Madeline” TV series.

Plummer was nominated for a supporting actor Oscar for his role as J Paul Getty in Ridley Scott’s “All the Money in the World.” He replaced Kevin Spacey after Spacey was accused of sexual misconduct, completely reshooting his scenes only one month before the film’s release in December of 2017.

  • Christopher leaves behind his third wife, Taylor, and a daughter with his first wife, Tammy Grimes, Amanda Plummer. He was also married to journalist Patricia Audrey Lewis.
  • He also leaves behind a host of friends and fans in Hollywood. Julie Andrews, who starred with him in “The Sound of Music,” released a statement. “The world has lost a consummate actor today and I have lost a cherished friend,” she says. “I treasure the memories of our work together and all the humor and fun we shared through the years. My heart and condolences go out to his lovely wife…and his daughter.” Here are some other tributes…

Source: Variety