Gregory Peck

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Gregory Peck was born April 5, 1916. Peck was born Eldred Gregory Peck in San Diego, California's seaside group of people of La Jolla, the son of Missouri-born Bernice Mae "Bunny" Ayres and Gregory Pearl Peck, who was a chemist and pharmacist. One of 20th Century Fox's most popular film stars from the 1940s to the 1960s, Peck continued to play important roles well into the 1990s. He was an American actor.

His notable performances include that of Atticus Finch in the 1962 film To Kill a Mockingbird, for which he won his Academy Award. President Lyndon Johnson honored Peck with 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 12.

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