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Ben Herndon

Hollywood news writer and movie historian. Lives in drought tolerant Glassell Park, CA between Dodger Stadium and the Griffith Observatory.

Ben Herndon - Broke into Hollywood journalism when his Alfred Hitchcock pre-obit was published in The Hollywood Reporter on Ben's birthday in 1980. He has written for EMMY MAGAZINE, TWILIGHT ZONE MAGAZINE, CINEFANTASTIQUE, and has covered entertainment and movie news for Entertainment Tonight, E! News, and all those Harry Potter documentaries for A&E/New Wave Entertainment.
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The Canadian Behind 'The Sound of Music's' Historic Oscar Wins

The Canada connection -- Christopher Plummer, who played the proud Austrian naval hero Captain Georg von Trapp -- was born in Toronto and raised in Senneville, Quebec, on the western tip of the Island of Montreal. Plummer is the great-grandson of John Abbott, who was Canada's third prime minister, and the Abbott family raised the young Plummer after his parents divorced.
02/25/2016 05:10 EST