April 5, 1916
June 12, 2003
6 ft 2½ in | 189 cm
98 kg | 216 lbs
14 US | 47 EU
Eldred Gregory Peck was born in La Jolla, California, United States, on April 5, 1916, was an American actor.
Young Gregory Peck first started performing in school theater productions.
He began his professional acting career in a play "The Doctor's Dilemma" (1941) in San Francisco.
He landed his Broadway debut in a play "The Morning Star" (1942) in role as Cliff Parrilow, at Morosco Theatre.
He made his big screen debut in drama romance movie Days of Glory (1944) in role as Vladimir.
Gregory's breakthrough came as Father Francis Chisholm in drama movie The Keys of the Kingdom (1944).
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He was nominated for the Academy Awards for Best Actor for his roles in movies:
The Keys of the Kingdom (1944) drama as Father Francis Chisholm
Gentleman's Agreement (1947) drama as Philip Schuyler Green
Twelve O'Clock High (1949) drama as Brigadier General Frank Savage
He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor and won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his role as Ezra "Penny" Baxter in family drama movie The Yearling (1946).
He won the Academy Award for Best Actor and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Drama for his role as Atticus Finch in drama movie To Kill a Mockingbird (1962).
He was nominated for the Golden Globe Awards for Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama for his performances in movies:
Captain Newman, M.D. (1963) comedy drama as Capt. Josiah J. Newman
The Boys from Brazil (1978) thriller drama as Dr Josef Mengele
MacArthur (1977) biographical war as General Douglas MacArthur
He was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his role as Joe Bradley in romantic comedy movie Roman Holiday (1953).
He was nominated for the Golden Laurel Award for Top Male Dramatic Performance for his role as Captain Keith Mallory in epic adventure war movie The Guns of Navarone (1961).
He was nominated for the Golden Laurel Award for Action Performance for his role as David Pollock in comedy thriller film Arabesque (1966).
The Gunfighter (1950) Western as Jimmy Ringo
Moby Dick (1956) drama adventure as Captain Ahab
On the Beach (1959) post-apocalyptic science fiction drama as Dwight Towers
The Big Country (1958) epic Western as James McKay
Spellbound (1945) noir psychological mystery thriller as Dr. Anthony Edwardes / John Ballantyne
The Omen (1976) supernatural horror as Robert Thorn
Designing Woman (1957) romantic comedy as Mike Hagen
He won the Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television and was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie for his performance as Father Mapple in USA Network miniseries Moby Dick (1998).
He played Abraham Lincoln in CBS miniseries The Blue and the Gray (1982).
Attended Catholic military school, St. John's Military Academy in Los Angeles.
Graduated from San Diego High School in 1934.
Graduated from University of California, Berkeley (1939), with a Bachelor of Arts degree.
Studied acting at the Neighborhood Playhouse, with acting teacher Sanford Meisner.
Had Irish, English, Welsh, Scottish and German ancestry.
He played Andrew Tadlock in a play "Sons and Soldiers" (1943), at Morosco Theatre.
He received the Cecil B. DeMille Award in 1969.
He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6100 Hollywood Boulevard in 1960.
He was honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his lifetime humanitarian efforts (1969).
He was good friends with Michael Jackson, Audrey Hepburn and Jane Fonda.
He was Roman Catholic.
He was close friend with French president Jacques Chirac.
Received the Academy's Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award in 1967.
Peck died on June 12, 2003, Los Angeles, California, United States, at age of 87.
He was married to:
Greta Kukkonen (1942–1955), they had three sons: Jonathan, Stephen and Carey Paul
Veronique Passani (1955-2003), they had a son, Anthony and a daughter, Cecilia
He dated Barbara Payton (1951) and Ingrid Bergman (1944-1945).