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Gregory Peck (1916–2003)

Eldred Gregory Peck was born in La Jolla, California, to Bernice Mary (Ayres) and Gregory Pearl Peck, a chemist and druggist in San Diego. He had Irish (from his paternal grandmother), English, and some German, ancestry. His parents divorced when he was five years old. An only child, he was sent to live with his grandmother. He never felt he had a... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 29 wins & 23 nominations. See more awards »

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 1998 Moby Dick (TV Mini-Series)
Father Mapple
 1993 The Portrait (TV Movie)
Gardner Church
 1991 Other People's Money
Andrew Jorgenson
 1991 The Will Rogers Follies (TV Movie)
Voice of Mr. Ziegfeld
 1987 Amazing Grace and Chuck
 1982 The Blue and the Gray (TV Mini-Series)
Abraham Lincoln
- Part 3 (1982) ... Abraham Lincoln
- Part 2 (1982) ... Abraham Lincoln
- Part 1 (1982) ... Abraham Lincoln
 1974 Billy Two Hats
Arch Deans
 1971 Shoot Out
Clay Lomax
 1970 I Walk the Line
Sheriff Tawes
 1969 Marooned
Charles Keith
 1969 The Chairman
John Hathaway
 1969 Mackenna's Gold
Sheriff Mackenna
 1968 The Stalking Moon
Sam Varner
 1966 Arabesque
Prof. David Pollock
 1964 Behold a Pale Horse
Manuel Artiguez
 1959 Pork Chop Hill
Lt. Joe Clemons
 1958 The Bravados
Jim Douglass
 1954 The Purple Plain
Squadron Leader Bill Forrester
 1954 Night People
Col. Steve Van Dyke
 1952 The Snows of Kilimanjaro
Harry Street
 1952 The World in His Arms
Capt. Jonathan Clark
 1951 Only the Valiant
Capt. Richard Lance
 1947 The Macomber Affair
Robert Wilson
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Stage: Appeared in "The Will Rogers Follies" on Broadway. Musical. See more »

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4 Biographical Movies | 5 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 26 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 9 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


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Marilyn Monroe may have been a bit of an extreme example, but she was given the best stories to suit her talents, she was stroked and cared for and treasured and treated like a little princess, treated as a valuable, talented person. What it was that led her to drink and take pills, I don't know. I don't think anyone can put it all together, but it's too easy to say that Hollywood wrung her out ... See more »


As a board member of Handgun Control Inc. (along with Martin Sheen and Susan Sarandon), Peck was sometimes criticized for his friendship with Charlton Heston, a longtime advocate of gun ownership who served as President of the National Rifle Assocation (NRA) from 1998 to 2003. When questioned by James Brady, Peck said, "We're colleagues rather than friends. We're civil to each other when we meet.... See more »


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