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Gregory Peck (1916–2003)


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) and English 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 stable childhood. His ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 34 wins & 18 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
President
 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 Mackenna's Gold
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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Other Works:

TV commercials (PSA): Narrated People for the American Way commercial opposing the nomination of ultra-conservative Robert Bork's nomination by President Ronald Reagan for a seat on the US Supreme Court (Bork ultimately failed to be confirmed by the US Senate). (voiceover) 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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I've had my ups and downs. There have been times when I wanted to quit. Times when I hit the bottle. Marital problems. I've touched most of the bases. See more »

Trivia:

During the Vietnam War Peck was a vocal supporter of teenagers who dodged the draft, calling them "patriots" and "heroes" and saying that burning their draft cards was part of their civic duty. He produced an anti-war film, The Trial of the Catonsville Nine (1972) using his own money in order to provoke more opposition to the conflict. See more »

Trademark:

Distinctive low-pitched voice See more »

Nickname:

Father Peck See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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