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Christopher Plummer

Actor Christopher Plummer
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Profession: Actor


Why Famous: In a career that spans seven decades, he is probably best known for his role as the autocratic widower Captain Georg Johannes von Trapp in the hit 1965 musical film "The Sound of Music".

Born: December 13, 1929
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Age: 91 years old

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Sagittarius

Married Life

  • 1956-08-19 Actor Christopher Plummer (26) weds actress Tammy Grimes (22) at Cherokee Castle in Sedalia, Colorado
  • 1960-09-02 Actress Tammy Grimes (26) divorces actor Christopher Plummer (30) after 4 years of marriage
  • 1962-05-04 Actor Christopher Plummer (32) weds columnist Patricia Lewis at the Marylebone Registry office in London
  • 1967-01-10 Actor Christopher Plummer (37) divorces columnist Patricia Lewis after nearly 5 years of marriage
  • 1970-10-02 Actor Christopher Plummer (40) weds actress Elaine Taylor (26) in Montreal, Quebec

Historical Events

  • 1965-03-02 One of the most popular musical films of all time, "The Sound of Music", starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, is released (Academy Awards Best Picture 1966)

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