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Gregory Peck
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Gregory Peck in The Snows of Kilimanjaro (1952)
Eldred Gregory Peck

(1916-04-05)April 5, 1916
Died June 12, 2003(2003-06-12) (aged 87)
Cause of death Bronchopneumonia
Resting place Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, Los Angeles, California
Alma mater University of California, Berkeley
Occupation Actor
Years active 1942–2000
Spouse(s) Greta Kukkonen
(m. 1942–1955, divorced)
Veronique Passani
(m. 1955–2003, his death)
Relatives Ethan Peck (grandson)

Eldred Gregory Peck (April 5, 1916 – June 12, 2003) was an American actor and producer who was born in La Jolla, California.

One of 20th Century Fox's most popular movie stars from the 1940s to the 1960s, Peck continued to play important roles well into the 1990s. His most famous role was that of Atticus Finch in the 1962 movie To Kill a Mockingbird, for which he won his Academy Award.

President Lyndon Johnson awarded Peck the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1969 for his lifetime humanitarian efforts. In 1999, the American Film Institute named Peck among the Greatest Male Stars of All Time, ranking at number 12.

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