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Remembering Christopher Plummer

February 7, 2021

“The hills,” which as nature, endure long before and after us, seem disproportionately not “alive,” but of significant people’s deaths of late, Christopher Plummer, a superb actor, certainly fitting that category, having died days back, at age 92.

Mr. Plummer was certainly not enamored of his “hills are alive” Sound of Music,” iconic role, but if nothing else, he was aware of its help in his “vault,” as though it were some great (fiber glass?) pole.

Thank goodness, he not only entertained us in “Sound” with the fabulous Julie Andrews, his friend, but that he went on to give so many great performances on stage and screen.

He epitomized class and eloquence. Where has it gone?!

Roles in the Ron Howard directed “A Beautiful Mind” and not long ago, “Knives Out” helped round out a tremendous career in film.

On stage, so many and so many from history.

I close with this from the obituary written by Nardine Saad in the Los Angeles Times newspaper. (Remember them?) This concerns his role as John Barrymore and sums his brilliance, rather well.

“Back on stage, Plummer continued his tour de force performance as actor John Barrymore in William Luce’s 1998 biographical play. Barrymore’s widow came to see the play twice and said she “closed her eyes and heard him.”

“That was the nicest thing anyone could possibly say,” Plummer recalled in a Times interview.”

 

Christopher Plummer 2014.jpg

The superb actor, Christopher Plummer, pictured above.

 

 

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