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Christopher Plummer

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Born: December 13, 1929 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Toronto, Ontario, CA Profession: Cast ...


"[The theater] is a selfish profession. You can't avoid that. She [daughter Amanda Plummer] came from a real broken home, because both her mother [actress Tammy Grimes] and I weren't there for her, really. She does [love both of us], I don't quite know why, but she does. Maybe it's the best way to love a parent, to love in the mind's eye and not the real thing." --Christopher Plummer, quoted in THE NEW YORK TIMES, September 15, 1997

Amanda Plummer became the first child of Tony Award-winning parents to also win the coveted prize (for "Agnes of God" in 1982). Mother Tammy Grimes won as Supporting or Featured Actress in a Musical for "The Unsinkable Molly Brown" (1961) and as Actress in a Play for "Private Lives" (1970). Her father has received two, as Actor in a Musical for "Cyrano" (1974) and Actor in a Play ("Barrymore" 1997)

Invested as Companion of the Order of Canada (the country's highest honor) in 1968

First recipient of the Maple Leaf Award for Arts and Letters in 1982

Presented with the Golden Badge of Honour by Austria's Ministry of the Interior for his involvement with "The Sound of Music"

Inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame in 1986

The Shakespeare Theatre at the Folger honored him with the William Shakespeare Award for Classical Theatre (Will Award) in 1990.

Made an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts at the Julliard School of Performing Arts (1993)

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