March 3, 2021

Christopher Plummer, star of ‘Smiles and tears’ and oldest Oscar winner, dies at 91

The Canadian actor, Christopher Plummer, has died at the age of 91 as a result of a fall at his home in Connecticut, as confirmed by his wife, Elaine Taylor. The protagonist of Smiles and tears got an Oscar in 2011 for the movie Beginners, thus becoming the oldest actor when it came to winning the award in the category of supporting character.

In addition, it won three of the main awards in the American audiovisual industry, a Golden Globe, again for Beginners, an Emmy, for the miniseries The moneychangers and a Tony, for his theatrical performance in Cyrano de Bergerac.

His friend and manager, Lou Pitt, affirms that Chris was “an extraordinary man who loved and deeply respected his profession, through his art and his humanity he has touched our hearts and his legendary life will last for generations.”


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