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Also Known As: Died: June 11, 2003
Born: April 5, 1916 Cause of Death: natural causes
Birth Place: La Jolla, California, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Raised in Southern California
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While a 19-year-old undergraduate at UC-Berkely, acted in his first play, an adaptation of "Moby Dick", in which he played the first mate Starbuck
1928:
Travelled to New York with Berkeley crew team for competition; stopped off in NYC and saw first Broadway show, "I Married an Angel"; inspired to become an actor
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Suffered spinal injury; could no longer compete in sports
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After graduating, moved to NYC
1939:
Worked as a barker at a concession in the amusement zone of the New York World's Fair and later as a tour guide at Radio City Music Hall
1941:
Professional stage debut, had small role in the touring company of "The Doctor's Dilemma" starring Katharine Cornell
1942:
Broadway debut in "The Morning Star"
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Spotted by talent scouts and signed to contracts by four film studios
1944:
Film acting debut, "Days of Glory"
1945:
Earned first Best Actor Oscar nomination for his second feature, "The Keys of the Kingdom"
1945:
Acted in Alfred Hitchcok's "Spellbound"
1946:
Received second Best Actor Academy Award nod as the father in "The Yearling"
1947:
Played a reporter uncovering anti-semitism in Elia Kazan's "Gentleman's Agreement", earned third Academy Award nomination as Best Actor
1947:
Reteamed with Hitchcock on "The Paradine Case"
1947:
First film based on an Ernest Hemingway story "The Macomber Affair"
1949:
Snagged fourth Best Actor Oscar nomination for his riveting portrayal of a commander cracking under the strain of war in "Twelve O'Clock High"; first of six films with director Henry King
1950:
Starred as King's "The Gunfighter", attempting to overcome his bloody past; voted "Cowboy of the Year" (over John Wayne!) on the strength of his performance; also turned down the following year's "High Noon" (which earned Gary Cooper an Oscar) because he didn't want to do back-to-back Westerns
1951:
Took to the high seas as Raoul Walsh's "Captain Horatio Hornblower"
1952:
Reteamed with Walsh as the skipper in "The World in His Arms"
1952:
Fourth film with King, "The Snows of Kiliminjaro"; his second film based on a Hemingway story; second of three films with Ava Gardner
1953:
First collaboration with director William Wyler, "Roman Holiday", the film which introduced Audrey Hepburn to the public
1956:
Portrayed Captain Ahab in John Huston's "Moby Dick"
1957:
Stoically endured a plate of spaghetti tipped in his lap by Lauren Bacall in "Designing Women"
1958:
Film producing debut, Wyler's "The Big Country" (co-produced by Wyler); also starred
1959:
Sixth and last picture with King, "Beloved Infidel", miscast him as writer F Scott Fitzgerald, but he believed (rightly or wrongly) his scenes of despair and drunkenness were among the best he ever did
1959:
Played the conscience-laden platoon commander in Korean War drama "Pork Chop Hill"; also produced (with Sy Bartlett)
1961:
First of four collaborations with director J Lee Thompson, "The Guns of Navarone"
1962:
Produced (with Bartlett) and starred in Thompson's "Cape Fear"
1962:
Finally took home the Best Actor Oscar as liberal country lawyer Atticus Finch (what he calls his signature role) in Robert Mulligan's "To Kill a Mockingbird", based on the Harper Lee novel
1964:
Produced and starred in "Behold a Pale Horse"
1966:
Starred opposite Sophia Loren in Stanley Donen's secret agent thriller "Arabesque"
1968:
Reteamed with Mulligan for "The Stalking Moon"
1969:
Essayed the title role in Thompson's "Mackenna's Gold"; also acted that year in Thompson's "The Chairman"
1972:
Produced "The Trial of the Catonsville Nine"; did not act in picture
1974:
Last feature producing credit to date, "The Dove"; did not act in picture
1976:
Starred in Richard Donner's "The Omen" as the father of a child who could be the Anti-Christ
1977:
Offered a striking performance as "MacArthur"
1978:
Portrayed Joseph Mengele in "The Boys from Brazil"
1980:
First association with director Andrew V McLaglen, "The Sea Wolves"
1982:
TV acting debut as Abraham Lincoln in the CBS miniseries "The Blue and the Gray", directed by McLaglen
1989:
Played Ambrose Bierce in "Old Gringo", adapted from the novel by Carlos Fuentes
1991:
Last feature film roles to date, a co-starring role in "Other People's Money" and a cameo in Martin Scorsese's remake of "Cape Fear"
1991:
Provided the recorded voice of Florenz Ziegfeld in the Broadway musical "The Will Rogers Follies"
1993:
Executive produced and starred opposite Bacall and his daughter Cecilia in Arthur Penn's "The Portrait" (TNT)
1995:
Began performing a one-man show of anecdotes and film clips from his career, "An Evening with Gregory Peck" (originally entitled "A Conversation with Gregory Peck"); TNT has completed an untitled documentary about these shows, written by daughter Cecilia Peck; Mary Badham, who played Scout in "To Kill a Mockingbird", came to a 1995 show in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and the two reenacted a "Mockingbird" scene together; retired the production in February 2000
1996:
Rushed to hospital and underwent surgery for appendicitis in the Czech Republic
1998:
Portrayed fire and brimstone preacher in USA Network miniseries version of "Moby Dick", receiving an Emmy nomination and a Golden Globe Award for his efforts
1999:
Narrated the documentary "From Russia to Hollywood: The 100-Year Odyssey of Chekhov and Shdanoff"

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