November 12, 2008 at 05:00 AM EST

In Spite of Myself

type
Book
Current Status
In Season
author
Christopher Plummer
publisher
Knopf
genre
Memoir, Nonfiction
We gave it an A-

In Spite of Myself is a rich, ribald, old-fashioned name-dropper by Christopher Plummer, one of the great stage actors of the 20th century.
Confession: He’d been ? enjoying ”the good life” so much that when he showed up on the Sound of Music ?set, he was too plump for his lederhosen.
Muses: Elia Kazan, among others
Childhood Tidbit: As a toddler, he apparently thought the family Airedale was his mother.
Dish: Whenever he was ”seated on the toilet reading, as was my wont,” in his California home, he heard the whimper ?of a ghost. A?

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