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December 13th, 2015: Happy 86th birthday Christopher Plummer!
Longtime actor whose prominent roles include Captain Von Trapp in The Sound of Music and his Academy Award winning portrayal of Hal Fields in the 2010 film Beginners. His other notable films include The Return of the Pink Panther, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, and The Man Who Would Be King.
His role as Mr. Darcy in his high school production of Pride and Prejudice garnered the attention of theater critic Herbert Whittaker. He made his film debut in the 1858 movie, Stage Struck.
He won a number of awards for his role in the 1999 Michael Mann film The Insider.
His great-grandfather was former Canadian prime minister, Sir John Abbott. He had a daughter named Amanda Plummer in 1957 with Patricia Lewis.