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Gregory Peck

American actor (1916–2003).

Born April 5th, 1916 in La Jolla. [ref]

Died June 12th, 2003 at 87 years old in Los Angeles (bronchopneumonia). [ref]

character actor, film actor, film producer, stage actor, television actor

Gregory Peck, a well-known American actor, died at the age of 87 on Wednesday, June 12, 2003. Born in La Jolla, California, on April 5, 1916, Mr. Peck studied at the University of California, Berkeley, and the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York City. After honing his craft on the Broadway stage, he launched his film career in 1941. Mr. Peck's film career spanned five decades and 50 films, earning him numerous awards and accolades. His performance in the 1962 fil "To Kill a Mockingbird" earned him the academy award for Best Actor. He also received a lifetime achievement award in 1969 from the Academy in recognition of his numerous outstanding performances in film. Throughout his career, Mr. Peck was active in social justice causes, most notably in the civil rights movement alongside his friend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. In addition, he helped establish the Motion Picture Alliance for the Preservation of American Ideals. Mr. Peck's legacy in the film community will endure for many years to come. He is survived by his wife Veronique, and his four children.

I could just remember how my father used to say that the reason for living was to get ready to stay dead a long time. William Faulkner