Knowledge Identifier: +Gregory_Peck
Category: Movies & TV
Born in 1916.
Countries: United States (57%), United Kingdom (16%), (6%)
Linked to: University of California, Berkeley, American Cancer Society, Democratic Party, House Un-American Activities Committee
John's Military Academy, in Los Angeles at the age of 10.
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"
He made his Broadway debut as the lead in Emlyn Williams' The Morning Star in 1942.
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
Richard Loo - In 1944 he appeared as a Chinese army lieutenant opposite Gregory Peck in "The Keys of the Kingdom"
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.
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.
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.
Charles Marquis Warren - "Only the Valiant" was adapted by other writers for a 1951 film starring Gregory Peck
Laura Ashley plc - Hepburn appeared alongside Gregory Peck in the 1953 film "Roman Holiday", wearing a headscarf
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
Gia Scala - Scala received recognition for her performance as "Anna" in the 1961 film "The Guns of Navarone", starring Gregory Peck
To Kill a Mockingbird - The book was made into the well-received 1962 film with the same title, starring Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch
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.
In 1968 he received the Academy's Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award.
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.
Desi Arnaz, Jr. - In 1974 he played the title role in the Western movie "Billy Two Hats" with Gregory Peck
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.
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"
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
Carey Peck had political ambitions, running for Congress in California in 1978 and again in 1980 with the support of his father and family.
In the 1980s Peck moved to television, where he starred in the mini-series The Blue and the Gray, playing Abraham Lincoln.
In 1989 the American Film Institute gave Peck the AFI Life Achievement Award.
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.
In 1993, Peck was awarded with an Honorary Golden Bear at the 43rd Berlin International Film Festival.
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
At the Cannes Film Festival in 2000.
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
On April 5, 2016, the 100th anniversary of Peck's birth, Turner Classic Movies honored the actor by showing several of his films