Angela Cartwright and Nicholas Hammond worked with the late star in the 1965 beloved musical
special: Angela Cartwright and Nicholas Hammond are missing their on-screen father Christopher Plummer.
The famed actor, who played Captain Von Trapp in the 1965 musical “The Sound of Music”, died at the age of 91 on Friday, his family confirmed. His wife Ellen Taylor was by his side.
Cartwright and Hammond played the von Trapp children Brigitta and Frederick in the beloved film.
“Christopher Plummer showed this 14-year-old aspiring actor exactly what acting was,” Hammond told Granthshala News. “His re-invention of the role of Captain von Trapp in the search for truth in any role, from Hamlet to Laird to Tolstoy, gave the film a distinction and the stage of integrity was not musical.”
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“He Every film and every play he made better with his appearance and craft, “the 70-year-old shared.” I recognized him as my film father, he was my role model for years to come. This is a huge shock to those in the ‘Sound of Music’ family, we, along with the whole world, will miss him very much. ”
“I was deeply saddened to hear of Christopher Plummer’s demise,” Cartwright also told Granthshala News. “‘The Sound of Music’ cast has always felt like family, so it’s hard to lose Christopher. He Was very talented and had such originality and edge in the roles he played. He One was 91 years old … but his legacy will live on forever. Such a long, farewell captain. “
Plummer spent more than 50 years in the entertainment industry, both onscreen. Her most recognized role was for the role of dashing Captain von Trapp in Robert Wise’s “The Sound of Music” opposite Julie Andrews.
The role propelled Plummer to stardom, but he never went on the lead men parts despite his silver hair, good looks, and occasional slight English accents. He Favorite character parts, considering them more soulful.
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Plummer’s life underwent a notable film renaissance, beginning with his acclaimed performance as Mike Wallace in Michael Mann’s 1999 film “The Insider” and 2001’s “A Beautiful Mind” and 2009’s “The Last Station” Continued in films like. Due to which he played the deteriorating role of Tolstoy and was nominated for an Oscar.
His other roles ranged from “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” to the villain’s voice in 2009’s “Up” and as a canny lawyer in Broadway’s “Inherit the Wind”.
In 2012, Plummer won a Supporting Actor Oscar for his role in “Fielders” as Hal Fields, a museum director who becomes openly gay after the death of his wife of 44 years. Their loving, final relationship becomes the inspiration for their son, who struggles with his father’s death and how to find intimacy in a new relationship.
He told the Associated Press in 2011, “Many people in the world are unhappy with their lots. And then they retire and they become vegetables. I think retirement is death in any profession, so I keep cracking Ready for. “
Andrews, 85, revealed on Friday that he will never forget his co-star and Pal.
“The world has lost a consummate actor today and I have lost a cherished friend,” Andrews said in a statement to Granthshala News. “I cherish memories of my work and all the humor and fun we shared through the years.”
“My heart and condolences go out to his lovely wife Elaine and her daughter Amanda,” he said.
Back in 2018, Cartwright told Granthshala News that during his time filming “The Sound of Music”, Plummer always remained in character, even when the cameras stopped rolling.
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“All the kids were kinda careful,” she recalled at the time. “I always loved Chris, though. He I was very sweet “
“Some children did not have acting experience, so they were not sure what to expect,” he said. “But you believe, he was very cute in that movie, even though he is very fast and rude, I think. Now when I watch the film as an adult, I can appreciate his acting style … And remember, it was a serious thing. Actors who have done Shakespeare. I knew that they were very afraid that this film was going to be scholarly. And I think its purpose is not to make this film so sweet Is what really made it so popular. “
Granthshala News’ Melissa Roberto and The Associated Press contributed to this report