Thursday, July 1, 2010

Turner Classic Movies Star of the Month - Gregory Peck

This Month, Turner Classic Movies is recognizing Academy Award winning actor Gregory Peck (1916 - 2003). First beginning his career on the Broadway stage he would later come to motion pictures during the World War II years when such stars as James Stewart, Clark Gable, and Tyrone Power were off serving their country. Originally Peck wanted to enlist back was denied due to a back injury.

He soon established himself as one of Hollywood's finest leading men and in 1962 he was awarded the Oscar for Best Actor for his portrayal of Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird. He died in 2003 from bronchopneumonia at the age of 87. Being a devout Roman Catholic he was interred at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels Mausoleum in Los Angeles, CA.

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