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Gregory Peck

Gregory Peck
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Birth Date

April 5, 1916


June 12, 2003


United States

Sun Sign


Natural hair color

Dark brown

Eye color

Dark brown


6 ft 3 in | 190 cm


84 kg | 185 pounds

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Early acting career First movie Breakthrough

Gregory Peck was born in La Jolla, California, United States, on April 5, 1916, was an American actor.

Young Gregory Peck first started acting during his years at the University of California, Berkeley 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 Emlyn Williams' "The Morning Star" (1942).

He made his big screen debut in drama romance movie Days of Glory (1944) in role as Vladimir.

Gregory's breakthrough role came as Father Francis Chisholm in drama movie The Keys of the Kingdom (1944), for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor.

Best Movies

He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for his roles in movies:

Gentleman's Agreement (1947) drama in role as Philip Schuyler Green

Twelve O'Clock High (1949) drama in role as Brigadier General Frank Savage

The Yearling (1946) family drama in role as Ezra "Penny" Baxter, for which he won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor

He won the Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor 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 for his performances in movies:

The Boys from Brazil (1978) thriller drama in role as Dr Josef Mengele

MacArthur (1977) biographical war in role 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), opposite Audrey Hepburn.

The Gunfighter (1950) Western in role as Jimmy Ringo

Moby Dick (1956) drama adventure in role as Captain Ahab

On the Beach (1959) post-apocalyptic science fiction drama with Ava Gardner, Fred Astaire and Anthony Perkins

The Guns of Navarone (1961) epic adventure war with Anthony Quinn

The Big Country (1958) epic Western opposite Charlton Heston Jean Simmons

Spellbound (1945) noir psychological mystery thriller opposite Ingrid Bergman

The Omen (1976) supernatural horror with Lee Remick

Arabesque (1966) comedy thriller with Sophia Loren

Designing Woman (1957) romantic comedy with Lauren Bacall

TV Shows

He won a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor and was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for his performance as Father Mapple in 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.

Received Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Berkeley (1939).

Studied acting at the Neighborhood Playhouse, with acting teacher Sanford Meisner.

Had Irish, English and German ancestry.

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 Hollywood, California in 1960.

He was honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his lifetime humanitarian efforts (1969).

He was close friends with Michael Jackson, Audrey Hepburn and Jane Fonda.

He was Roman Catholic.

He was close friends 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

Veronique Passani (1955-2003), they had a son and a daughter


He dated Barbara Payton (1951) and Ingrid Bergman (1944-1945).

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