Gregory Peck biography

Gregory Peck

Actor, Film actor

1916 – 2003

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Who was 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. He is best known for his performance as Atticus Finch in the 1962 film To Kill a Mockingbird, which earned him the Academy Award for Best Actor. He had also been nominated for an Oscar for the same category for The Keys of the Kingdom, The Yearling, Gentleman's Agreement and Twelve O'Clock High. Other notable films he appeared in include Spellbound, The Paradine Case, Roman Holiday, Moby Dick, The Guns of Navarone, Cape Fear, How the West Was Won, The Omen and The Boys from Brazil.

President Lyndon Johnson honored Peck with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1969 for his lifetime humanitarian efforts. In 1999, the American Film Institute named Peck among the Greatest Male Stars of All Time, ranking at No. 12. He was named to the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame in 1983.

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Born
Apr 5, 1916
La Jolla
Also known as
  • Eldred Gregory Peck
  • Greg
  • Father Peck
Parents
Spouses
Children
Religion
  • Catholicism
Ethnicity
  • Scottish American
  • White American
  • Irish American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • University of California, Berkeley
    ( - 1939)
  • San Diego State University
  • St. John's Military Academy
  • San Diego High School
  • Neighborhood Playhouse
Lived in
  • Los Angeles
  • La Jolla
  • San Diego
Died
Jun 12, 2003
Los Angeles
Resting place
Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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