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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Eldred Gregory Peck (April 5, 1916 – June 12, 2003) was an American actor who was one of the most popular film stars from the 1940s to the 1960s. Peck continued to play major film roles until the late 1980s. His performance as Atticus Finch in the 1962 film To Kill a Mockingbird 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 (1944), The Yearling (1946), Gentleman's Agreement (1947) and Twelve O'Clock High (1949). Other notable films he appeared in include Spellbound (1945), Roman Holiday (1953), Moby Dick (1956, and its 1998 miniseries), The Guns of Navarone (1961), Cape Fear (1962, and its 1991 remake), How the West Was Won (1962), The Omen (1976) and The Boys from Brazil (1978). U.S. 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 Greatest Male Stars of Classic Hollywood cinema, ranking at No. 12. He was named to the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame in 1983.
April 5, 1916, La Jolla, California, USA
June 12, 2003
1945 SpellboundJohn Ballantine 1947 The Paradine CaseAnthony Keane 1950 The GunfighterJimmy Ringo 1953 Roman HolidayJoe Bradley 1956 Moby DickCaptain Ahab 1958 The Big CountryProducer and James McKay 1959 On the BeachDwight Towers 1961 The Guns of NavaroneCapt. Keith Mallory 1962 To Kill a MockingbirdProducer and Atticus Finch 1962 How the West Was WonCleve Van Valen 1962 Cape FearSam Bowden 1969 Mackenna's GoldMarshal MacKenna 1976 The OmenRobert Thorn 1978 The Boys from BrazilDr. Josef Mengele 1991 Cape FearLee HellerLimited to the 15 most popular items