But despite their heroic efforts, and those of others, in rescuing four people, the balance of the passengers and crew of the stricken aircraft - some thirty seven people in all - perished from wounds incurred in the crash., at the age of 36 and about to become a Senator. They met on an irregular basis for eight months and reported to the House in late January 1954.
She was destined to become one of the longest-serving monarchs in British history.
Plummer being cast in a 1953 American tour of the play Nina. One of their major projects was the creation of a children's convalescent hospital at Ireland Island where Lefroy House is Madrid crashed in Bermuda on its way to Havana, shortly (3 miles) after leaving Bermuda. A -.aircraft which took off from the Civil Air Terminal but crashed into the waters of Castle Harbour at the end of the runway at about 4.30 pm.
In the 1960s he achieved his permanent claim to fame as the lead character in the Austrian-made film The Sound of Music." when Kindley AFB's new Long Bird Bridge, built entirely and solely by the US Military at US taxpayers' expense, was officially opened. Bermuda had been well prepared for such a rescue operation, due to the previous establishment at Kindley Air Force Base of crash boats imported and operated especially for such an emergency.
He had made his professional debut in 1948 with Ottawas Stage Society, performing over 100 roles with its successor, the Canadian Repertory Theatre. A statement issued on behalf of the group said, "Recognizing the importance of its Civil Service establishments to the smooth and efficient operation of any country, and being gravely concerned over the fact that it was becoming increasingly difficult to induce qualified young men and women to enter the Civil Service of Bermuda, and what that portends, a number of civil servants met some months ago to consider the situation."1952.
He then joined the Bermuda Repertory Theatre a professional theatre company based out of the old Bermudiana Hotel in Hamilton for its 1952 season. The Committee of 25 was established by a group of non-Bermudian women.
Performing for visitors and locals at a small theatre at the hotel, the Bermuda Repertory Theatre was for several years a magnet for young, up-and-coming American and Canadian actors. Plummer performed in half-a-dozen plays during his time in Bermuda, playing Old Mahon, The Playboy of the Western World, Anthony Cavendish in The Royal Family, Bermuda Repertory Theatre, Ben in The Little Foxes, Duke Manti in The Petrified Forest, Father in George and Margaret, Hector Benbow in Thark and Bernard Kersal in The Constant Wife. They were led by Canadian-born Edna Watson who in 1948 had become, with Hilda Aitkin, had become the first women in Bermuda's Parliament.His success in Bermuda caught the attention of a US producer which led to Mr. Initially, they were appalled by conditions at the Packwood Old Folks Home. A dramatic rescue operation was mounted from Kindley AFB Bermuda to save the passengers of the stricken Cubana Airlines - Compaa Cubana de Aviacin S.Three of her children were divorced amid much controversy.1952.Then a young and not-yet-internationally famous Canadian actor, Christopher Plummer arrived in Bermuda.(Technically, at that time, it was part of what had been since 1941 the leased Kindley Air Force Base of the US Army Air Corps, later the USAF). Two US servicemen on board the 35-foot crash boat that went out to rescue the aircraft's passengers heard faint screams coming from the dark, oil-slicked water. A Bermuda Parliamentary Select Committee on Race Relations was appointed and met to consider the race question.The founding members were all Heads of Government Departments who included: Mr. They leapt overboard without lifelines or preservers, in an attempt to rescue the passengers. The group consisted of black and white Members of the Colonial Parliament.