Gregory Peck

Actor Gregory Peck

Eldred Gregory Peck was an American actor. One of the world's most popular film stars from the 1940s to the 1960s, Peck continued to play major film roles until the late 1970s. His notable performances include that of Atticus Finch in the 1962 film To Kill a Mockingbird, for which he won an Academy Award. President Lyndon Johnson honored Peck with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1969 for his lifetime humanitarian efforts.
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Deceased
12 June 2003

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You know what we've read this summer? To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee - Oxford Student
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By | Last updated: 17:52, 28/08/2011 Growing up I believed there to be two sorts of people; those who saw Gregory Peck as the handsome, Vespa-driving journalist in Roman Holiday, and those who pictured him as the dignified, elderly Atticus Finch
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An Office That's The Architectural Equivalent Of A Gray Flannel Suit - Co.Design
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But all in all, they might as well have put some buttons on it and called it Gregory Peck. They must've been horrified. Except that the office, by the interior-design whizzes over at i29, is actually pretty clever. It managed to solve design problems
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BWW Reviews: Laughter is Unavoidable in UNNECESSARY FARCE - Broadway World
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Numerous stars of Broadway, film, and television have trod the boards of the rustic former meetinghouse, including Bette Davis, Gregory Peck, Helen Hayes, and Julie Harris. Following in those famous footsteps, many present day professional performers
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ORR to Celebrate 50th Reunion - Wanderer (blog)
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Marilyn Monroe, the American bombshell, died from an apparent drug overdose that was ruled a suicide and To Kill a Mockingbird, starring Gregory Peck, was one of the top movies in the box office. Meanwhile, in Mattapoisett, a group of kids were
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1958 western “The Big Country” with Gregory Peck on Blu-ray November - HighDefDiscNews.com
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In an early alert to retailers MGM (distributed by FOX) has made public their plans to bring the 1958 western / dramatic film “The Big Country” starring Gregory Peck, Jean Simmons, Charlton Heston and Burl Ives to Blu-ray Disc on November 1st
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Gregory Peck's son and Potsdam resident Lancaster to deliver celebration ... - North Country Now
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POTSDAM – Actor Gregory Peck's son and Potsdam resident John Lancaster will deliver the Van Sickle Endowed Lecture as Clarkson University celebrates the start of the 2011-2012 academic year with a convocation on Monday, Aug. 29, at 7 pm in Cheel Arena
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Glenn Close to get lifetime achievement award in Spain - AFP
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Past recipients include Gregory Peck, Bette Davis, Susan Sarandon, Meryl Streep, Richard Gere and Woody Allen. Last year's winner was Julia Roberts. The 59th edition of the San Sebastian festival, the oldest and most prestigious in the Spanish-speaking
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It's hard to top Ingmar Bergman - Orlando Sentinel
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I love sending mail, even bills, now that I have my Gregory Peck stamps. He's one of my all-time Hollywood heroes, on-screen (Atticus Finch) and off (famously liberal). Just one of Peck's lines in "To Kill a Mockingbird": "There's a lot of ugly things
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Gregory Peck in 1961 film “The Guns of Navarone” on Blu-ray in October - HighDefDiscNews.com
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Sony has plans according to an early alert to retailers to bring the 1961 film “The Guns of Navarone” starring Gregory Peck, David Niven and Anthony Quinn to Blu-ray Disc on October 18th. Tech specs and bonus materials for this release have not yet
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An Irishman's Diary - Irish Times
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POOR GREGORY Peck's right handprint has been burnt with a cigarette. Used as a handy ashtray by some fan in Cannes, he suffers the ignominy of being within reach of an overflowing bin. He who was once Captain Ahab on the cruel sea now flounders several
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Diary of a Super Woman - Cincinnati CityBeat
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Tall, dark-haired and bespectacled, he looks like Gregory Peck until he takes off the glasses and sings. He and tenor Bill Burden, who portrays the poet Lensky, sound glorious and their Russian is spot-on, says a Russian chorus member
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A Couple of Weeks Post-Opening! - Huffington Post
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The only star I really became stupid about, to the point of literally stammering when I met him, was Gregory Peck. Oh my God, all I kept thinking was, "Here I am with Atticus and that sexy bad man from 'Duel in the Sun,' wow
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The Greatest Hollywood Director You May Never Have Heard Of - Huffington Post (blog)
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Joe Bradley (Gregory Peck) is the reporter who takes her in for the world's biggest scoop, and inevitably falls for her. Eddie Albert is his photographer friend, who shares Peck's explosive secret. Off-screen, Peck was so convinced Hepburn would win an
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Buy The Irish Palace Once Owned By Director John Huston For $28 Million - Business Insider
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In the 1950s the impressive mansion played host to stars including Gregory Peck, Katharine Hepburn and John Wayne along with Irish nobility. Set within 433 acres of glorious mature parkland, with unrivaled views of the Dublin and Wicklow mountains,
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Gregory Peck TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD: Father's Day Movies - Alt Film Guide (blog)
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Gregory Peck's compassionate, liberal-minded attorney Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird is one of Hollywood's iconic film characters. Adapted by Horton Foote from Harper Lee's novel, To Kill a Mockingbird remains one of the best-known movies of
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Films For Father's Day - NPR (blog)
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Enlarge AP Gregory Peck embraces Mary Badham, 9, a Birmingham Alabama acting discovery who plays his daughter in "To Kill a Mockingbird" March 1963. ASSOCIATED PRESS Gregory Peck embraces Mary Badham, 9, a Birmingham Alabama acting
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Gregory Peck
    LATE ADULTHOOD
  • 2003
    Age 86
    In 2003, Peck's portrayal of Atticus Finch was named the greatest film hero of the past 100 years by the American Film Institute.
  • 2000
    Age 83
    In 2000, Peck was made a Doctor of Letters by the National University of Ireland.
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  • 1998
    Age 81
    In 1998, he was awarded the National Medal of Arts.
  • 1993
    Age 76
    In 1993, Peck was awarded with an Honorary Golden Bear at the 43rd Berlin International Film Festival.
  • 1987
    Age 70
    In 1987, Peck was awarded the George Eastman Award, given by George Eastman House for distinguished contribution to the art of film.
    During his marriage with Greta, Peck had a brief affair with Spellbound co-star Ingrid Bergman. He confessed the affair to Brad Darrach of People in a 1987 interview, saying "All I can say is that I had a real love for her (Bergman), and I think that's where I ought to stop...
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    In 1987, Peck undertook the voice-overs for television commercials opposing President Reagan's Supreme Court nomination of conservative judge Robert Bork.
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  • 1986
    Age 69
    In 1986, Peck was honored alongside actress Gene Tierney with the first Donostia Lifetime Achievement Award at the San Sebastian Film Festival in Spain for their body of work.
  • 1978
    Age 61
    In 1978, Peck traveled to Alabama, the setting of To Kill a Mockingbird, to campaign for Democratic U.S. Senate nominee Donald W. Stewart of Anniston, who defeated the Republican candidate, James D. Martin, a former U.S. representative from Gadsden.
  • FIFTIES
  • 1971
    Age 54
    In 1971, the Screen Actors Guild presented Peck with the SAG Life Achievement Award.
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  • 1970
    Age 53
    A lifelong supporter of the Democratic Party, Peck was suggested in 1970 as a possible Democratic candidate to run against Ronald Reagan for the office of California Governor.
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  • 1969
    Age 52
    In 1969, US President Lyndon Johnson honored Peck with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor.
    He received the Cecil B. DeMille Award in 1969, and was given the Henrietta Award in 1951 and 1955 for World Film Favorite – Male.
    President Lyndon Johnson honored Peck with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1969 for his lifetime humanitarian efforts.
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  • 1968
    Age 51
    In 1968, he received the Academy's Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award.
    In an interview with the Irish media, Peck revealed that former President Lyndon Johnson had told him that, had he sought re-election in 1968, he intended to offer Peck the post of U.S. ambassador to Ireland – a post Peck, owing to his Irish ancestry, said he might well have taken, saying "It would have been a great adventure".
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  • 1967
    Age 50
    Peck served as the president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 1967, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the American Film Institute from 1967 to 1969, Chairman of the Motion Picture and Television Relief Fund in 1971, and National Chairman of the American Cancer Society in 1966.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1962
    Age 45
    He won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as Atticus Finch in the 1962 film To Kill a Mockingbird.
    His performance as Atticus Finch in the 1962 film To Kill a Mockingbird earned him the Academy Award for Best Actor.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1955
    Age 38
    On December 31, 1955, the day after his divorce was finalized, Peck married Veronique Passani (1932–2012), a Paris news reporter who had interviewed him in 1952 before he went to Italy to film Roman Holiday.
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  • 1947
    Age 30
    Peck also received many Golden Globe awards. He won in 1947 for The Yearling, in 1963 for To Kill a Mockingbird, and in 1999 for the TV miniseries Moby Dick.
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    In 1947, while many Hollywood figures were being blacklisted for similar activities, Peck signed a letter deploring a House Un-American Activities Committee investigation of alleged communists in the film industry.
    In 1947, Peck co-founded The La Jolla Playhouse, at his birthplace, with Mel Ferrer and Dorothy McGuire.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1944
    Age 27
    Peck's first film, Days of Glory, was released in 1944.
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  • 1942
    Age 25
    In October 1942, Peck married Finnish-born Greta Kukkonen (1911–2008), with whom he had three sons, Jonathan (1944–1975), Stephen (b. 1946), and Carey Paul (b. 1949). They were divorced on December 30, 1955.
    He made his Broadway debut as the lead in Emlyn Williams' The Morning Star in 1942.
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  • 1941
    Age 24
    His stage career began in 1941 when he played the secretary in a Katharine Cornell production of George Bernard Shaw's play The Doctor's Dilemma.
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  • 1940
    Age 23
    In 1940, Peck learned more of the acting craft, working in exchange for food, at the Barter Theatre in Abingdon, Virginia, appearing in five plays including Family Portrait and On Earth As It Is.
  • 1939
    Age 22
    He worked at the 1939 World's Fair and as a tour guide for NBC's television broadcasting.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1917
    Age 0
    Through his Irish-born paternal grandmother Catherine Ashe, Peck was related to Thomas Ashe, who participated in the Easter Rising less than three weeks after Peck's birth and died while on hunger strike in 1917.
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  • 1916
    Born
    Eldred Gregory Peck was born on April 5, 1916, in La Jolla, San Diego, California, the son of Gregory Pearl Peck, a New York-born chemist and pharmacist, and his Missouri-born wife Bernice Mary "Bunny" (née Ayres).
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