Oscar Date 411: Christopher Plummer
In his acceptance speech for the best supporting actor Oscar, Christopher Plummer thanked his wife, Elaine Taylor, for "coming to my rescue every day of my life." The couple has been married since 1970.
Elaine, an actress in her own right, was a Bond Girl in 1967's Casino Royale, around the same time Christopher Plummer became famous for his role as Captain Von Trapp in 1965's The Sound of Music. She met her future husband a few years later in 1969 when they were working on Lock Up Your Daughters in Ireland. Although he was 14 years older and drank too much for her taste, she met back up with him in London after filming. By October of 1970, he was drinking less, and they were married by the same reverend who wed Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor. In his memoir In Spite of Myself, Christopher called Elaine, his third wife, "my one true strength." Here are photos of the Oscar winner and his wife at the Oscars tonight!