Legendary Hollywood actor Christopher Plummer has died at age 91
The performer, whose varied acting career in film, television and theater spanned seven decades, died Friday at his home in Connecticut. By his side was his wife, Elaine Taylor.
His role as Captain Georg von Trapp, paired with Julie Andrews in “The Sound of Music,” made him famous. Although the film about a strict single father of seven children who falls in love with a nun before the entire musically gifted family is forced to flee Austria to avoid his service in the Nazi army is considered a classic, the actor himself considered the role “humorless and one-dimensional.”
In 2012 he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, making him the oldest acting Oscar winner in history. He was awarded at age 82 for his role in Hal Fields’ “Rookies.” Plummer was nominated for Best Supporting Actor again in 2017 when he replaced Kevin Spacey as J. Paul Getty in All the Money in the World.