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Gregory Peck R.I.P
« on: June 12, 2003, 01:00:40 PM »
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Gregory Peck Dies At 87
Oscar-Winner Died Overnight

LOS ANGELES (AP) Gregory Peck, the lanky, handsome movie star whose long career included such classics as "Roman Holiday," "Spellbound" and his Academy Award-winner, "To Kill a Mockingbird," has died, a spokesman said Thursday. He was 87.

Peck died overnight, Monroe Friedman told The Associated Press.

Peck's craggy good looks, lanky grace and measured speech contributed to his screen image as the decent, courageous man of action. From his film debut in 1944 with "Days of Glory," he was never less than a star. He was nominated for the Oscar five times, and his range of roles was astonishing.

He portrayed a priest in "Keys of the Kingdom," combat heroes in "Twelve O'Clock High" and "Pork Chop Hill," Westerners in "Yellow Sky" and "The Gunfighter," a romantic in "Roman Holiday." His commanding presence suited him for legendary characters: King David in "David and Bathsheba," sea captains in "Captain Horatio Hornblower" and "Moby Dick," F. Scott Fitzgerald in "Beloved Infidel," the war leader "MacArthur," and Abraham Lincoln in the TV miniseries "The Blue and the Grey."

Peck's rare attempts at unsympathetic roles usually failed. He played the renegade son in the Western "Duel in the Son" and the infamous Nazi doctor Josef Mengele in "The Boys from Brazil."

Offscreen as well as on, Peck conveyed a quiet dignity. He had one amicable divorce, and scandal never touched him. He served as president of the Motion Picture Academy and was active in the Motion Picture and Television Fund, American Cancer Society, National Endowment for the Arts and other causes.

"I'm not a do-gooder," he insisted after learning of the Academy's Jean Hersholt humanitarian award in 1968. "It embarrassed me to be classified as a humanitarian. I simply take part in activities that I believe in."

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Gregory Peck R.I.P
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2003, 01:07:32 PM »
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when he was in To Kill A Mockingbird, he ruined the book for me because my imagination was no longer able to create the perfect Finnegus, he was it. Sad day indeed.

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« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2003, 01:09:00 PM »
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You mean Atticus??

Anyway, to bad about Peck. Good performer.
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« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2003, 01:29:52 PM »
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Quote from: The Gold Trumpet
when he was in To Kill A Mockingbird, he ruined the book for me because my imagination was no longer able to create the perfect Finnegus,

man u don't know what ur talking about these days.

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oh man, totally.
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« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2003, 02:16:51 PM »
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aww, thats terrible.  he was just in that moby dick movie 5 years ago too.  he looked good. :cry:
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« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2003, 04:17:50 PM »
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« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2003, 05:04:47 PM »
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« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2003, 08:34:46 PM »
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I think Finnegus is a strange backwards amalgamation of the character's full name, Atticus Finch.

Gregory Peck was so great. Hearing this news this morning made me think that perhaps I'd watch To Kill A Mockingbird tonight. Then I remembered some lame fellow I used to work with stole it (along with my first copy of Magnolia).

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« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2003, 09:30:15 PM »
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he will be missed

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« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2003, 12:02:36 AM »
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first we find out about Kubrick , and now this, and yet mesh walks the earth

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« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2003, 11:51:46 AM »
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it's weird, i was JUST watching the omen about 2 weeks ago. i actually think it's the only peck movie i've seen. i must've seen it about a billion times but not in a while, so i took the old vhs out of retirement last week to watch it. sucks.
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« Reply #11 on: June 15, 2003, 04:10:34 AM »
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He was 87! Old people die!

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« Reply #12 on: June 15, 2003, 11:04:43 AM »
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Old people die!


explain this theory of yours

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« Reply #13 on: June 15, 2003, 11:07:22 PM »
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just cuz old people die doesn't mean you can't feel sad when they're gone. even i see the sadness in death.
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Gregory Peck R.I.P
« Reply #14 on: June 16, 2003, 12:03:47 AM »
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if only the top two threads were reversed.   then it would truly be a just and fair world.

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