From one legend to another: Julie Andrews has paid tribute following the death of her Sound of Music co-star, Christopher Plummer.
On Friday, Plummer passed away "peacefully at home" with his wife by his side. He was 91. Hollywood is mourning the loss of the screen and stage icon, whose career spanned seven decades and included an Oscar win, two Emmys, and two Tonys. Here's how Andrews remembered her co-star and longtime friend.
Julie Andrews pays tribute after Christopher Plummer's death
"The world has lost a consummate actor today and I have lost a cherished friend," Andrews wrote of Plummer, in a statement to People magazine. "I treasure the memories of our work together and all the humor and fun we shared through the years.
"My heart and condolences go out to his lovely wife Elaine, and his daughter Amanda," Andrews concluded. Elaine Taylor was Plummer's wife of 50 years and Amanda Plummer was the late actor's only child, born in 1957 to Plummer and his first wife, Tammy Grimes.
The Sound of Music star Christopher Plummer (1929-2021)
Plummer passed away just one month shy of The Sound of Music's 56th anniversary. The classic musical still resonates today and had survived with impressive longevity in its two leads. Andrews, who played "Maria von Trapp," is 85 years old today.
Plummer, the Canadian actor, was a versatile star who accomplished just as much on the stage as he did on screen. He was a winner of the "Triple Crown of Acting" — having earned Oscar, Emmy, and Tony wins — and set Academy Award records for his durability, becoming the oldest actor to win an Oscar, at age 82 for Beginners in 2011, and the oldest to be nominated for an Oscar, at age 88 for All the Money in the World in 2017.
He will be missed.