Christopher Plummer, Captain Von Trapp From Sound of Music, Dies At 91



Christopher Plummer was a famous actor who starred in “Sound of Music” as Captain Von Trapp. Plummer died on Friday, February 5, 2021, at the age of 91. [1]

His Life

Christopher Plummer was born on December 13, 1929, in Toronto, Canada. Plummer was the great-grandson of John Abbott, who was Canada’s third prime minister. [2] Christopher Plummer died on February 5, 2021, in his home in Connecticut.

His Career

Mr. Plummer played in multiple movies, both Shakespearean and not. Plummer’s first film appearance was in 1958 in “Stage Struck.” Plummer had an acting career of over seventy years. [3]

Movies Played In

Some movies Christopher Plummer played in was “Sound of Music,” where he was Captain Von Trapp, and “Up,” where he was the villain.


Despite playing Captain Von Trapp so well, Christopher Plummer was reluctant to accept the role. Later on he referred to “Sound of Music” as “Sound of Mucus” or “S&M.” [4]

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