Academy Award Winner Christopher Plummer Dies at 91February 5, 2021
Christopher Plummer, acclaimed Canadian actor, died today at age 91.
The Legendary Actor was best known for his leading role in The Sound of Music, though he often provided disdain for the film.
His early career was primarily on stage, where he shone as a Shakespearean actor. He headlined at Canada’s Stratford Festival, one of the nation’s best well-known, and was, at one point, understudied by William Shatner. The two would later meet in Shatner’s universe, with Plummer playing the bard-loving villain in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country.
Following his breakout role in The Sound of Music, Plummer became a film star, though it wasn’t until 2010 that he was first nominated for an Academy Award for his film The Last Station.
Plummer finally took home an Oscar for Beginners, two years later.
He is survived by his wife of almost five decades, Elaine Taylor.