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Gregory Peck in Gentleman’s Agreement

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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:

 

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.

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