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April 5, 1916 - June 12, 2003
Los Angeles, California
| Age 87
Gregory Peck tried his hand at villainous roles, but he knew he would be best remembered as that most perfect of patriarchs, Atticus Finch.
Peck, who won the best-actor Academy Award for playing the noble Atticus in 1962's "To Kill a Mockingbird,'' died Thursday at his Los Angeles home, spokesman Monroe Friedman said. Peck was 87.
The actor had not been suffering from any particular ailments, Friedman said, but simply slipped off to sleep and died as his wife held his hand.<...
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"The very first time I saw Gregory Peck was in Duel in the Sun. He played a very bad boy. At the time I was a young teenager and I thought he was just 'dreamy'. ..."
"Ahhh Gregory Peck, one of the finest actors to ever grace the screen. I have a mockingbird the takes up spring/summer residence in a tree behind our inner city row home, and I can't help ..."
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