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Gregory Peck

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Gregory Peck

American actoradd

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1916.

Countries: United States (57%), United Kingdom (16%), (6%)

Main connections: Scooter (motorcycle), Audrey Hepburn, Alfred Hitchcock

Linked to: University of California, Berkeley, American Cancer Society, Democratic Party, House Un-American Activities Committee

 

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Gregory Peck was born in 1916 add something


1917

Peck's Irish-born paternal grandmother, Catherine Ashe, was related to Thomas Ashe, who took part in the Easter Rising fewer than three weeks after Peck's birth and died while on hunger strike in 1917. add something


1920

Gregory Peck in the 1920 US Census, 1930 US Census, and the Social Security Death Index. add something


1926

John's Military Academy, in Los Angeles at the age of 10. add something


1930

Donald Crisp - Throughout the 1930s and 1940s, he appeared in a wide range of roles alongside some of the era's biggest stars, including Katharine Hepburn in "The Little Minister" , Charles Laughton and Clark Gable in "Mutiny on the Bounty" , Bette Davis and Henry Fonda in "That Certain Woman" , Laurence Olivier in "Wuthering Heights" , Errol Flynn in "The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex" and "The Sea Hawk" and Gregory Peck in "The Valley of Decision"


1936

In 1936, he declared himself a pre-medical student at Berkeley, and majored in English. add something


1941

His stage career started in 1941 when he played the secretary in a Katharine Cornell production of George Bernard Shaw's play The Doctor's Dilemma. add something


1942

He made his Broadway debut as the lead in Emlyn Williams' The Morning Star in 1942. add something

 

In October 1942 Peck married Finnish-born Greta Kukkonen, with whom he had three sons, Jonathan (1944–1975), Stephen (b. add something

 

Jill Esmond - She starred in the Broadway production of Emlyn Williams' play "The Morning Star" in 1942, a production noted for the acting debut of Gregory Peck


1944

Peck's first film, Days of Glory, was released in 1944. add something

 

Richard Loo - In 1944 he appeared as a Chinese army lieutenant opposite Gregory Peck in "The Keys of the Kingdom"


1947

In 1947, while many Hollywood figures were being blacklisted for similar activities, Peck signed a letter deploring a House Un-American Activities Committee investigation of alleged communists in the film industry. add something

 

Louis Jourdan - In 1947, Jourdan accepted an offer to appear in "The Paradine Case", a drama directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Gregory Peck


1948

Anne Baxter - She played Mike in the 1948 Western film "Yellow Sky" with Gregory Peck and Richard Widmark

 

The Great Sinner - In April 1948, Gregory Peck was cast in the lead role


1949

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Ludwig Stossel - In 1949, Grünig and Stössel appeared in their last film together when they received roles in the drama "The Great Sinner" starring Gregory Peck and Ava Gardner


1950

William Bowers - His career noticeably picked up after his Oscar nomination for the gritty Gregory Peck Western "The Gunfighter" in 1950, leading to such assignments as the remake of "My Man Godfrey" in 1957 and "The Sheepman" in 1958

 

John Huston - However, his father died in 1950, and he chose Gregory Peck to play the starring role of Captain Ahab.

 

Jean Parker - In the 1950s, Parker co-starred opposite Edward G. Robinson in "Black Tuesday"; had a small but effective role in "The Gunfighter" which starred Gregory Peck and appeared with Randolph Scott and Angela Lansbury in the western "A Lawless Street"

 

John Wayne - John Wayne desperately wanted the role of "Jimmy Ringo" in the 1950 film The Gunfighter, directed by Henry King, but the role went to Gregory Peck instead.

 

Nunnally Johnson - Johnson directed several films in the 1950s, including two starring Gregory Peck


1951

Terence Morgan - In his third role he played a support to Gregory Peck and Virginia Mayo in "Captain Horatio Hornblower" in 1951

 

Charles Marquis Warren - "Only the Valiant" was adapted by other writers for a 1951 film starring Gregory Peck

 

Captain Horatio Hornblower R.N. - It was directed by Raoul Walsh and stars Gregory Peck, Virginia May 1951 o, Robert Beatty and Terence Morgan


1952

Jed Harris - However starting with the 1952 film "The Light Touch", starring George Sanders, Harris wrote the story for a trio of films including "Night People" starring Gregory Peck and Buddy Ebsen, and "Operation Mad Ball", starring Jack Lemmon, Dick York, and Mickey Rooney

 

Gregory Gaye - In 1952, Gaye appeared as Paul Shushaldin in Raoul Walsh's historical adventure "The World in His Arms" starring Gregory Peck and Ann Blyth


1953

Scooter (motorcycle) - A common reference for the glamorous image of scooters is "Roman Holiday", a 1953 romantic comedy in which Gregory Peck carries Audrey Hepburn around Rome on a Vespa

 

Scooter (motorcycle) - A common reference for the glamorous image of scooters is "Roman Holiday", a 1953 romantic comedy in which Gregory Peck carries Audrey Hepburn around Rome on a Vespa

 

Ray Bradbury - Bradbury was hired in 1953 by director John Huston to work on the screenplay for his film version of Melville's "Moby Dick" , which stars Gregory Peck as Captain Ahab, Richard Basehart as Ishmael, and Orson Welles as Father Mapple

 

Laura Ashley plc - Hepburn appeared alongside Gregory Peck in the 1953 film "Roman Holiday", wearing a headscarf


1954

Lyndon Brook - In 1954 Brook played an impressionable navigator opposite Gregory Peck in "The Purple Plain"

 

Marianne Koch - In the haunting 1954 espionage thriller "Night People" she starred alongside Gregory Peck


1955

Sandy Descher - Then in 1955 she was in "The Prodigal" with Lana Turner and played Gregory Peck's ten-year old daughter in "The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit"


1957

John D. MacDonald - His 1957 novel "The Executioners" was filmed in 1962 as "Cape Fear", a dark thriller of strong suspense and menace starring Gregory Peck and Robert Mitchum


1959

San Francisco International Film Festival - It wasn't until 1959 that a major American film, Henry King's "Beloved Infidel", starring Gregory Peck and Deborah Kerr, played at SFIFF.

 

On the Beach (1959 film) - "'On the Beach"' is a 1959 American black-and-white post-apocalyptic science fiction drama film from United Artists, produced and directed by Stanley Kramer, starring Gregory Peck, Ava_Gardner, Fred Astaire and Anthony Perkins


1960

Perrette Pradier - Throughout the 1960s, she appeared in a number of films in her native France, was contracted for Hollywood productions that included the Fred Zinnemann film "Behold a Pale Horse" starring luminaries Gregory Peck, Anthony_Quinn, and Omar Sharif


1961

Carl Foreman - He produced and scripted the 1961 smash hit World War II blockbuster "The Guns of Navarone", starring Gregory Peck, David_Niven, and Anthony_Quinn; it remains one of his most popular pictures

 

Gia Scala - Scala received recognition for her performance as "Anna" in the 1961 film "The Guns of Navarone", starring Gregory Peck


1962

Released in 1962 during the height of the US civil rights movement in the South, this movie and his role were Peck's favorites. add something

 

Martin Balsam - Along with Gregory Peck and Robert Mitchum, Martin Balsam appeared in both the original "Cape Fear" , and the 1991 Martin Scorsese remake

 

Lori Martin - In 1962, Martin won the role of Nancy Bowden in the film Cape Fear which starred Gregory Peck, Polly Bergen, and Robert Mitchum

 

To Kill a Mockingbird - The book was made into the well-received 1962 film with the same title, starring Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch


1964

He was a member of the National Council on the Arts from 1964 to 1966. add something


1965

Walter Matthau - Also in 1965, he played detective Ted Casselle in the Hitchcockian thriller Mirage, with Gregory Peck and Diane Baker, a film directed by Edward Dmytryk, based on a novel by Howard Fast.


1966

Stanley Donen - In 1966 Donen made another Hitchcock-inspired film: "Arabesque", starring Gregory Peck and Sophia Loren


1967

Peck served as the president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 1967, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the American Film Institute from 1967 to 1969, Chairman of the Motion Picture and Television Relief Fund in 1971, and National Chairman of the American Cancer Society in 1966. add something


1968

In 1968 he received the Academy's Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award. add something

 

In an interview with the Irish media, Peck revealed that former President Lyndon Johnson had told him that, had he sought re-election in 1968, he intended to offer Peck the post of U.S. ambassador to Ireland — a post Peck, due to his Irish ancestry, said he might well have taken, saying " would have been a great adventure". add something

 

Charlton Heston - Following the assassination of Senator Robert F. Kennedy in 1968, Heston and actors Gregory Peck, Kirk_Douglas and James Stewart issued a statement calling for support of President Johnson's Gun Control Act of 1968.

 

Charlton Heston - Kennedy in 1968, Heston and actors Gregory Peck, Kirk_Douglas and James Stewart issued a statement calling for support of President Johnson's Gun Control Act of 1968.


1969

In 1969 US President Lyndon Johnson honored Peck with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor. add something

 

Mille Award in 1969, and was given the Henrietta Award in 1951 and 1955 for World Film Favorite — Male. add something


1970

A lifelong supporter of the Democratic Party, Peck was suggested in 1970 as a possible Democratic candidate to run against Ronald Reagan for the office of Governor of California. add something


1971

In 1971 the Screen Actors Guild presented Peck with the SAG Life Achievement Award. add something


1972

In 1972 Peck produced the film version of Daniel Berrigan's play The Trial of the Catonsville Nine about the prosecution of a group of Vietnam protesters for civil disobedience. add something


1974

Lyn Paul - Her first solo single, which spent a frustrating seventeen weeks hovering outside the UK Top 50 was the Golden Globe nominated "Sail the Summer Winds", a John Barry and Don Black composition; which was the theme to the first film produced by Gregory Peck, 1974's "The Dove"

 

Desi Arnaz, Jr. - In 1974 he played the title role in the Western movie "Billy Two Hats" with Gregory Peck

 

Sian Barbara Allen - In 1974 she was the lead actress in the western "Billy Two Hats", alongside Gregory Peck and Jack Warden


1975

Jonathan Peck, a television news reporter, committed suicide in 1975. add something


1976

Despite his reservations about American general Douglas MacArthur as a man, Peck had long wanted to play him on film, and did so in MacArthur in 1976. add something

 

David Warner (actor) - In horror films, he appeared in one of the stories of "From Beyond the Grave", opposite Gregory Peck in "The Omen" as the ill-fated photojournalist Keith Jennings, and the 1979 thriller "Nightwing"

 

Douglas MacArthur - MacArthur" in 1976, Gregory Peck in the 1977 film "MacArthur", Laurence Olivier in "Inchon" in 1981, and Daniel von Bargen in the 1995 &HBO (HBO_Films) film "Truman"

 

Lee Remick - She co-starred with Gregory Peck in the 1976 horror film "The Omen", in which her character's adopted son, Damien, is revealed to be the Anti-Christ


1978

Carey Peck had political ambitions, running for Congress in California in 1978 and again in 1980 with the support of his father and family. add something

 

Carey was defeated both times he tried for Congress, in 1978 and in 1980, by Republican Congressman Robert K. Dornan, both times by slim margins. add something

 

James Leasor - Second World War - Leasor's 1978 book, "Boarding Party", about an incident from the Second World War that until that time was secret, was turned into a film, "The Sea Wolves", starring Gregory Peck, Roger_Moore and David Niven


1980

In the 1980s Peck moved to television, where he starred in the mini-series The Blue and the Gray, playing Abraham Lincoln. add something

 

The Sea Wolves - "'The Sea Wolves"' is a 1980 war film starring Gregory Peck, Roger_Moore and David Niven


1983

Barbara Bouchet - She starred with Gregory Peck in "The Scarlet and The Black" in 1983, a successful World War II rescue movie for TV. In 1985, she established a production company and started to produce a successful series of fitness books and videos


1986

In 1986 Peck was honored alongside actress Gene Tierney with the first Donostia Lifetime Achievement Award at the San Sebastian Film Festival Spain for their body of work. add something

 

Gene Tierney - In 1986, Tierney was honored alongside actor Gregory Peck with the first Donostia Lifetime Achievement *award at the San Sebastian Film Festival in Spain


1987

In 1987 Peck did the voice-over on television commercials opposing President Ronald Reagan's Supreme Court nomination of conservative jurist Robert Bork. add something


1989

In 1989 the American Film Institute gave Peck the AFI Life Achievement Award. add something


1990

Penelope Ann Miller - Miller co-starred with Marlon Brando in 1990's "The Freshman" and with Gregory Peck in 1991's "Other People's Money"


1991

His last prominent film role came in 1991, in Other People's Money, directed by Norman Jewison and based on the stage play of that name. add something


1993

In 1993, Peck was awarded with an Honorary Golden Bear at the 43rd Berlin International Film Festival. add something


1996

He received the Crystal Globe award for outstanding artistic contribution to world cinema in 1996. add something


1997

In 1997 Peck donated $25,000 to the Berkeley crew in honor of his coach, the renowned Ky Ebright. add something


1998

He did come out of retirement for a 1998 miniseries version of one of his most famous films, Moby Dick, portraying Father Mapple (played by Orson Welles in the 1956 version), with Patrick Stewart as Captain Ahab, the role Peck played in the earlier film. add something

 

In 1998 he was awarded the National Medal of Arts. add something

 

Michael Chekhov - The documentary "From Russia to Hollywood: the 100 Year Odyssey of Chekhov and Shdanoff", profiles Chekhov and his fellow Russian associate George Shdanoff; released in 1998, it is narrated by Gregory Peck, who starred in Alfred Hitchcock's film "Spellbound", for which Chekhov earned an Oscar Nomination


2000

At the Cannes Film Festival in 2000. add something

 

In 2000 Peck was made a Doctor of Letters by the National University of Ireland. add something


2003

Gregory Peck died in 2003 add something

 

On June 12, 2003, Peck died in his sleep at home from bronchopneumonia add something

 

Mary Badham - During filming, Badham became particularly close to actor Gregory Peck who played Scout's father, and afterwards she remained in touch with him, always calling him by his character's name 'Atticus', until his death in 2003


2005

Peck had been offered the role of Grandpa Joe in the 2005 film "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory", but died before he could accept it add something

 

In November 2005 the star was stolen, and has since been replaced add something


2011

On April 28, 2011, a ceremony was held in Beverly Hills, California celebrating the first day of issue of a U.S. postage stamp commemorating Peck add something


2016

On April 5, 2016, the 100th anniversary of Peck's birth, Turner Classic Movies honored the actor by showing several of his films add something