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Who is Gregory Peck?

Gregory Peck: Eldred Gregory Peck was an American actor. One of the world's most popular film stars from the 1940s to the 1960s, Peck continued to play major film roles until the late 1970s. His performance as Atticus Finch in the 1962 film To Kill a Mockingbird earned him the Academy Award for Best Actor. He had also been nominated for an Oscar for the same category for The Keys of the Kingdom, The Yearling, Gentleman's Agreement and Twelve O'Clock High. Other notable films he appeared in include Spellbound, The Paradine Case, Roman Holiday, Moby Dick, The Guns of Navarone, Cape Fear, How the West Was Won, The Omen and The Boys from Brazil.


"Gregory Peck" is a book by Gerard Molyneaux.

  • also known as "Gregory Peck: a bio-bibliography"

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Google previewThe Mask of Art (1998)

Breaking the Aesthetic Contract--film and Literature by Clyde Taylor

Gregory Peck is an interesting transitional figure ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Epic Films (2014)

by Constantine Santas, James M. Wilson, Maria Colavito, Djoymi Baker

Weiler, “Film from the Bible: Gregory Peck Scores in David and Bathsheba ...

Google previewThe New Biographical Dictionary of Film (2014)

Sixth Edition by David Thomson

Gregory Peck (1916–2003), b.La Jolla, California Peck's onefailing asanactor— that hewants tobe respectable—is excused becauseit confirms theaura of responsibility and commitment to proper causes that surrounds him. It was a sign of ...

Google previewMovies in American History: An Encyclopedia [3 volumes] (2011)

An Encyclopedia by Philip C. DiMare

Directed by Robert Mulligan and starring Gregory Peck, To Kill a Mockingbird represented an attempt to break free from the destructive stereotypes that had characterized earlier films set in the South. Whereas, for example, pictures such as ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Religion and Film (2011)

by Eric Michael Mazur

Gregory Peck, Robert Mitchum, Polly Bergen, Lori Martin, Martin Balsam. [ Scorsese, Martin] Cape Fear, 1991. Dir. Martin Scorsese. Robert De Niro, Nick Nolte, Jessica Lange, Juliette Lewis, Joe Don Baker, Robert Mitchum, Gregory Peck, ...

Google previewThe Ashgate Encyclopedia of Literary and Cinematic Monsters (2016)

by Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock

Perhaps the most famous cinematic version is the 1956 adaptation directed by John Huston and starring Gregory Peck as Ahab; the screenplay was written by Ray Bradbury. Moby Dick was adapted for film again in 2010 by Trey Stokes, with ...

Google previewDictionary of First Names (1995)

by Iseabail Macleod, Terry Freedman

It gained some popularity in the 1940s after the Hollywood star Gregory Peck. Other form: Grigor (Welsh). Familiar forms: Greg, Gregg.

Google previewDictionary of Contemporary Slang (2009)

by Tony Thorne

A piece of rhyming slang from the late 1980s, playing on the name of the film star Gregory Peck. The same rhyme has also been recorded with the alternative meaning of 'neck', but this, given the rarity of conversations concerning that part ...

Google previewThe Lingo Dictionary (2011)

Of Favourite Australian Words and Phrases by John Miller

Gregory Peck Rhyming slang for a cheque, often shortened to Gregory. Also rhyming slang for neck. grenade A small bottle of beer. Also called a throwdown, twist top or twistie. grey A grey kangaroo. grey ghost A parking inspector in NSW, ...

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I don't lecture and I don't grind any axes. I just want to entertain. (Gregory Peck)
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