“Forgotten Hollywood”- So Long Farewell Aufwiedersehn…

Posted on February 5, 2021 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

“`Christopher Plummer was award-winning actor best known for portraying Captain von Trapp in The Sound of Music. At eighty-two, he was the oldest acting Oscar winner in history.

“`Plummer began his career on stage and in radio in  Canada in the 1940s. He made his Broadway debut in The Starcross Story in 1954. He performed many major Shakespeare roles,  including lago, Othello, Prospero, Henry V, and King Lear. He was a frequent performer at Stratford Shakespeare Festival in Canada. While still relatively unknown, he played Hamlet in a 1963 performance that also starred Michael Caine and Robert Shaw. It was taped by the BBC at Elsinore Castle in Denmark where the play is set and released in 1964. It won an Emmy.

“`But it was opposite Julie Andrews as von Trapp in 1965 that made him a star.  Other movies include Inside Daisy Clover, The Night of the Generals, The Spiral Staircase, Waterloo, The Man Who Would Be King, his voice in An American Tail, A Beautiful Mind, Nicholas Nickleby, The Insider, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Syriana, All the Money in the World, and Knives Out. Plummer earned his Oscar for Beginnings in 2011. And he was the narrator in the documentary, The Making of a Legend: Gone with the Wind.

“`In 1968, Plummer was invested as a Companion of the Order of Canada, at the time among Canada’s highest civilian honors. In 2001, he was awarded the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award for Lifetime Artistic Achievement, Canada’s highest honor in the performing arts.

“`The elegant Christopher Plummer (above right) was ninety-one.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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