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Gregory Peck in The Snows of Kilimanjaro (1952)
Eldred Gregory Peck|
April 5, 1916
La Jolla, California, U.S.
June 12, 2003 (aged 87)|
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Cause of death||Bronchopneumonia|
|Resting place||Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, Los Angeles, California|
|Alma mater||University of California, Berkeley|
(m. 1942–1955, divorced)
(m. 1955–2003, his death)
|Relatives||Ethan Peck (grandson)|
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.