Gregory Peck in Gentleman’s Agreement
Copyright by Flora Breen Robison
My All-Time Choice
Gregory Peck is my favourite Actor of all time, regardless of era, genre, or nationality.
Gregory Peck is best remembered for playing Southern lawyer Atticus Finch
Raised in La Jolla, CA, Gregory started in medicine before turning to theatre
Eldred was his first name – from a phone book – his friends called him Greg
Golden Age of Hollywood actor who made over fifty films over five decades
Only won once for To Kill a Mockingbird, but was nominated five times in all
Rarely played a villain and when he did it was odd – why play a Nazi doctor?
Yearling was a sweet but tragic film that is hard to watch for its reality of life
Peck refused to sign a long-term contract with anyone -the first to succeed
Eldred or Greg was always in control of his career in front or behind the camera
Crazy about horses, he raised them and made westerns like The Big Country
Kept making quality movies after he moved from leading man to character actor.