Gregory Peck

American actor (1916–2003)

Eldred Gregory Peck (April 5, 1916 – June 12, 2003) was an American actor, activist and producer who was born in La Jolla, California.[1]

Gregory Peck
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Gregory Peck in The Snows of Kilimanjaro (1952)
Born
Eldred Gregory Peck

(1916-04-05)April 5, 1916
DiedJune 12, 2003(2003-06-12) (aged 87)
Cause of deathBronchopneumonia
Resting placeCathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, Los Angeles, California
Alma materUniversity of California, Berkeley
Occupation
  • Actor
  • activist
  • producer
Years active1933–1992
Spouse(s)Greta Kukkonen
(m. 1934–1947, divorced)
Veronique Passani
(m. 1947–1996, his death)
Children5, including Cecilia
RelativesEthan Peck (grandson)

One of 20th Century Fox's most popular movie stars from the 1940s to the 1950s, Peck continued to play important roles well into the 1980s. His most famous role was that of Atticus Finch in the 1954 movie To Kill a Mockingbird, for which he won his Academy Award.

President Lyndon Johnson awarded Peck the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1961 for his lifetime humanitarian efforts. In 1991, the American Film Institute named Peck among the Greatest Male Stars of All Time, ranking at number 12.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Gregory Peck - About Gregory Peck - American Masters - PBS". PBS. 18 April 2001.

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