Gregory Peck

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  • Birth Name: Eldred Gregory Peck
  • Birth Place: La Jolla, California, United States
  • Died: June 12, 2003
  • Profession: Actor, Producer
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Fast Facts

  • Earned a varsity letter in rowing at the University of California.
  • Prior to landing acting jobs in New York in 1940, worked as a thrill-ride barker at the World's Fair and as a tour guide at Rockefeller Center.
  • A back injury suffered during a dance class at New York's Neighborhood Playhouse made him ineligible for military service during WWII.
  • With Mel Ferrar and Dorothy Malone, founded the La Jolla Playhouse in his hometown in 1947.
  • Atticus Finch, his To Kill a Mockingbird character, was chosen as the Top Film Hero of the Last 100 Years by the American Film Institute in 2003. (He also received the AFI's Lifetime Achievement Award, in 1989).
  • Was a three-term president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
  • Was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1969.
  • Was honored with a commemorative stamp in 2011 as part of the U.S. Postal Service's Legends of Hollywood series.

Awards

  • 1947, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 1967, Oscar — Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award: Winner
  • 1964, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: Nominee
  • 1969, Golden Globe — Cecil B. DeMille Award: Winner
  • 1955, Golden Globe — Henrietta Award (World Film Favorites): Winner
  • 1963, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: Winner
  • 1979, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: Nominee
  • 1999, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Winner
  • 1978, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: Nominee
  • 1951, Golden Globe — Henrietta Award (World Film Favorites): Winner
  • 1947, Golden Globe — Actor in a Leading Role: Winner
  • 1949, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 1962, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Winner
  • 1998, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie: Nominee
  • 1946, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 1964, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Foreign Actor: Nominee
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  • 1954, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Foreign Actor: Nominee
  • 1993, Berlin Film Festival — Lifetime Achievement (Honorary Golden Bear): Winner
  • 1970, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Life Achievement Award: Winner
  • 1945, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee

Relationships

  • Stephen Peck — Son
  • Anthony Peck — Son
  • Gregory 'Doc' Peck — Father
  • Greta Kukkonen — Ex-wife
  • Veronique Passani — Wife
  • Bernice 'Bunny' Ayres Peck — Mother
  • Jonathan Peck — Son
  • Carey Paul Peck — Son
  • Cecilia Peck — Daughter

College

  • University of California, Berkeley, California, United States (BA in English, 1939); attended San Diego State University, San Diego, California, United States

Details

  • Birth Name: Eldred Gregory Peck
  • Birth Place: La Jolla, California, United States
  • Died: June 12, 2003
  • Profession: Actor, Producer

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