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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 34 wins & 18 nominations. See more awards »

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 1991 Other People's Money
Andrew Jorgenson
 1987 Amazing Grace and Chuck
President
 1974 Billy Two Hats
Arch Deans
 1971 Shoot Out
Clay Lomax
 1970 I Walk the Line
Sheriff Tawes
 1969 Marooned
Charles Keith
 1969 Mackenna's Gold
Sheriff Mackenna
 1968 The Stalking Moon
Sam Varner
 1966 Arabesque
Prof. David Pollock
 1964 Behold a Pale Horse
Manuel Artiguez
 1963 Captain Newman, M.D.
Capt. Josiah J. Newman, MD
 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
 1944 Days of Glory
Vladimir
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TV commercials (PSA): Alliance to Save Energy campaign ("Let's not blow it, America") See more »

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4 Biographical Movies | 5 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 23 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 8 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

6' 3" (1.91 m)
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[on James Cagney] Now, you take a great cinema actor, in my opinion, James Cagney. He went very far. He was very theatrical, very intense, and yet always believable. He riveted the audience's attention. His acting advice was, "Believe what you say -- say what you believe." And that says it, really. See more »

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After making Arabesque (1966), Peck withdrew from acting for three years in order to concentrate on various humanitarian causes, including the American Cancer Society. See more »

Trademark:

Almost always played courageous, nobly heroic good guys who saw injustice and fought it. See more »

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Star Sign:

Aries

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