February 6, 2023
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Christopher Plummer Gay: Who Was The Sound Of Music Star’s Wife? Know His Sexuality, Net Worth & More

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The dazzlingly phenomenal Canadian actor Christopher Plummer whose screen career mount for seven decades, was rumored to be gay. The news surfaced after the actor played an openly gay role in a movie that changed his life. Soon his fans started wondering whether Christopher Plummer gay or straight. Well, his performance made him the first-ever oldest actor to compete for Oscar. It was a reward for his inspiring career. But fans still wonder about his sexuality. So let’s look deeper into this.

Early Life

Born in 1929 in Toronto to John Orme Plummer and Isabella Mary Abbott, Arthur Christopher Orme Plummer was the great-grandson of Canadian Prime Minister Sir John Abbott. Sadly, Plummer’s parents separated after his birth. So he was brought up by his mother in Senneville, Quebec, in the Abbott family home. He spoke both French and English fluently.

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Plummer attended the High School of Montreal and developed an interest in acting. Plummer later learned the basics of acting from the Montreal Repertory Theatre. He never attended university, and he greatly regretted this all his life. But his acting skills helped him to land a great role only at 18.

Christopher Plummer’s Career

Plummer got his first leading role in Henry V as Hal at the 1956 Stratford festival in Ontario. His first performance led him to land many stage roles on both Broadway and Stratford. In fact, he got his first Tony nomination in 1959 for his role in Archibald MacLeish’s JB, directed by Elia Kazan. Plummer later joined the Royal Shakespeare Company in the UK and secured roles such as Benedick and the titular character of Richard III in 1961. However, his role in The Sound Of Music was a complete breakthrough in 1965.

However, in an interview, Plummer was furious when he learned his singing voice would be dubbed. The only reason he did that role was so he could perform a musical on film on stage. But he finally made peace with it. Soon after that movie, Plummer rose to fame and started appearing in high-profile films. Though he remained in the industry in the 80s and 90s, his screen roles’ quality began to fall off. But in 1997, Plummer again won a Tony award for his titular role in Barrymore.

Plummer Broke Age-Related Stereotype

Plummer’s screen career rose to its peak in his 80s, but he returned with his dynamic acting skills in The Last Station. In 2010, he received his first Oscar nod but lost to Christoph Waltz for the best supporting statuette. This nomination sparked incredible interest in his career, and a couple of years later, he won the Oscar for Beginner in the same category. Plummer broke the stereotype as he became the first-ever actor who receive an Oscar in his senior years. Again, Plummer broke his record as he got another Oscar nom for All Money In The World

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Christopher Plummer Net Worth

There was an interesting story behind Plummer’s role in All Money In The World. The film’s director Ridley Scott finished the filming with Kevin Spacey. However, a series of sexual harassment allegations against him forced the change. So Scott reassembled everyone to reshoot the movie with Plummer. Scott admitted that Plummer was his first choice, but because of his age, he decided to go with Spacey. Plummer soon proved himself by earning his third Oscar nod, aged 88.

Is Christopher Plummer Gay?

As mentioned above, Plummer won an Oscar for Beginners. But do you know he played a gay man in this movie? However, it was just a movie, and he wasn’t gay in his real life. But his splendid performance left his fans wondering whether he was gay in real life. Well, it proved how wonderful an actor he was. So, who was Christopher Plummer wife?

Speaking of his personal life, Plummer married three times. He married Tammy Grimes in 1956. Their marriage lasted only four years. But they had a gorgeous daughter, actress Amanda Michael together. Later he married journalist Patricia Lewis on May 1962. But they got separated in 1967. Three years later, he married another actress Elaine Taylor.

Christopher Plummer Death

Sadly, Plummer died peacefully at Connecticut’s home at age 91. His wife, Elaine, was by his side when he breathed his last breath. Soon after his death announcement, his co-star Julie Andrews (The Sound Of Music) paid tribute. She said, “The world has lost a consummate actor today,” and she lost her friend. “I treasure the memories” of working together. Tributes arrived from across the industry. Plummer served as the Companion of the Order of Canada in 1968. He earned a governor general’s award for lifetime artistic achievement in 2001.

Christopher Plummer Death

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