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Publicity photo, 1948
Eldred Gregory Peck
April 5, 1916
San Diego, California, U.S.
|Died||June 12, 2003
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Cause of death||Bronchopneumonia|
|Resting place||Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, Los Angeles, California|
|Education||St. John's Military Academy, Los Angeles
San Diego High School
San Diego State University
University of California, Berkeley
|Home town||La Jolla, California, U.S.|
Greta Kukkonen (1942–55; divorced)
Veronique Passani (1955–2003; his death)
|Children||5, including Cecilia Peck|
|Family||Ethan Peck (grandson)|
Eldred Gregory Peck (April 5, 1916 – June 12, 2003) was an American actor who was one of the most popular film stars from the 1940s to the 1960s. Peck continued to play major film roles until the late 1980s. His performance as Atticus Finch in the 1962 film To Kill a Mockingbird earned him the Academy Award for Best Actor. He had also been nominated for an Oscar for the same category for The Keys of the Kingdom (1944), The Yearling (1946), Gentleman's Agreement (1947) and Twelve O'Clock High (1949). Other notable films he appeared in include Spellbound (1945), Roman Holiday (1953), Moby Dick (1956, and its 1998 miniseries), The Guns of Navarone (1961), Cape Fear (1962, and its 1991 remake), How the West Was Won (1962), The Omen (1976) and The Boys from Brazil (1978).
President Lyndon Johnson honored Peck with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1969 for his lifetime humanitarian efforts. In 1999, the American Film Institute named Peck among Greatest Male Stars of Classic Hollywood cinema, ranking at No. 12. He was named to the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame in 1983.
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