Feb 05, 2021
By Christine Ross
Oscar-winning Canadian actor Christopher Plummer has died at 91.
He’s spent the past 75 years performing on stage and screen but is best remembered as Captain Georg von Trapp in the The Sound of Music.
Plummer died peacefully at his home in Connecticut Friday morning after suffering a fall two weeks ago according to his wife.
The Oscar-winning actor appeared twice on the cover of Zoomer Magazine, most recently in 2015 at age 85, featured in a story about living longer and having a ball.
The Canadian legend didn’t receive his first Academy Award until he was 82, the oldest to ever win an Oscar, for his role in the movie Beginners.
Christopher Orme Plummer was born in Toronto in 1929 into a notable family. His great-grandfather on his mother’s side was Prime Minister John Abbott. His parents divorced when he was a baby Plummer moved to Montreal where he was raised by his mother’s family.
He made his debut at Stratford in 1956, and spoke frequently of his love of theatre and the thrill of performing in front of a live audience.
He returned to Stratford many times, including 2008 to play the lead in Caesar and Cleopatra.
And despite splitting his time between Florida and Connecticut, he said he never forgot his Canadian roots.