MEMORIES

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An Incomparable Actor

Being a 17 year old, not many young ladies my age would even know who Gregory is. I’ll never forget the first time I read To Kill A Mockingbird and,…

Mockingbird, Beloved Infidel

I loved both movies.  What an actor!  He seemed so genuine, and nice. He was the handsomest man in the world, I think, and shared that gift with JFK, Jr.…

Atticus Finch

Yes, I loved Roman holiday which I saw in 1954, when I was 12 years old but that was trumped by his outstanding performance as Atticus Finch in ‘To Kill…

To Kill a Mockingbird.

Gregory Peck’s character in “To Kill a Mockingbird” was so kind and caring. I always thought he was like that in real life. I would have loved to meet him.…

My Hero

Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch has been my all time hero and role model of integrity.  I love the movie and love him as the character, but mostly I love…

To Kill a Mockingbird

I grew up watching To Kill a Mockingbird. When my children were old enough my oldest son fell in love with the movie. Gregory Peck as an icon that we…

A true gentleman, great actor, and wonderful humanitarian

He brought to life and immortalized Atticus Finch. And there were other unforgetable characters in “Roman Holiday”, “Gentlemen’s Agreement”, “Spellbound”, and one of his less known and yet best roles…

What’s not to Love?

Since I was a little girl, I was enamored with the one and only Gregory Peck. From his striking good looks, to the sound of his voice, his skill as…

To Kill a Mockingbird

A great portrayal of Attiicus Finch. The movie made me understand the book better. He was a wonderful,  wonderful actor with a great voice. He was blessed and a blessing.

My favorite actor ever!

Although Gregory Peck will always be remembered for To Kill a Mockingbird (deservedly so!), my favorite movie of his is The Keys of the Kingdom. What a kind, gentle priest…

My favorite Dad!

I had to give a book report in 7th grade. I chose To Kill a Mockingbird but bombed because I didn’t do much more than skim the book. I was…

The man has class

I read all the other impressions of the actor Gregory Peck. The man exuded class and he seemed to have everything: looks, grace, class and an uncanny ability to show…

I could not find any unhandsomely trait in him!

The first movie i watched of Gregory Peck was ‘Roman Holiday’, I was 12. since then, it has set my expectations of a Gentleman so high, every time i imagine…

To Kill A Mockingbird

I loved Gregory Peck in this film, it’s my all time favourite. He played Atticus Finch so well, such a fantastic actor. I also loved The Scarlet and the Black…

We named our road in honor of Atticus Finch

It’s impossible to separate his personal charm, intelligence and decency from that of his characters, especially of “Mockingbird’s” Atticus Finch and “Roman Holiday’s” Joe Bradley. He created and owned those roles and…

my favorite actor of all time

The first film I can remember seeing with Mr. Peck playing the lead role was “The Keys to the Kingdom,” I totally fell in love with a PRIEST!  He has…

One of God’s Chosen

The first picture I saw Gregory Peck was in “Keys of the Kingdom.”   He played a priest and was humble and believable.  I was totally impressed with his acting…

Don’t know much.

I don’t know how wonderful a man Gregory Peck was. I don’t know if he’s considered a great actor. What I do know is I’d rather watch him, in a…

One of the greatest actors ever

The Million Pound Note, Captain Horatio Hornblower, MacArthur, Roman Holiday, To Kill A Mockingbird; whatever role he played; he made it his, he brought life to all of those characters.

My Hero

My father died when I was quite young. Gregory Peck was like a father figure for me growing up. He always seemed so wise, so caring, and had so much…

So Many to Love

On The Beach , Duel in The Sun, To Kill a Mockingbird. Three pictures that show such a range of his acting skills.  If he was in a movie I…

Atticus Peck

Much like Atticus Finch, Mr. Peck was a family man who loved his children. Mr. Peck was a kind, sincere, loyal, and loving individual, much like his character in To…

Barter Theater

Being from the Northeast Tennessee, Southwest Virginia area I’ve always been proud of the Barter Theater, the state theater of Virginia in Abingdon. But even more proud that Gregory Peck…

Ten Years a Fan

I was first introduced to Gregory Peck at 6 years old when watching The Guns of Navarone on TV. I was first getting interested in acting then, and Peck’s magnificent…

To Kill a Mockingbird

One of the rare instances where the movie is as good as the book. Mr. Peck’s portrayal of Atticus Finch is one of the most admirable characters of all time!

Roman Holiday on the big screen

I was born in 1979 and grew up in awe of Peck’s performance in To Kill A Mockingbird, which led me to discover his other fantastic roles. Having been a…

Favorite Movie

To Kill a Mockingbird is my favorite book and movie. He was so amazing in it and did so much justice to this extremely important book. He was a special…

Simply Wonderful

Gregory Peck was an amazing actor.  I loved him in every one of his movies that I saw.  Such a consistently high caliber of work is rare.  While I know…

Always Atticus

He was amazing in everything he was in, but he will always be Atticus to me. His grace and that voice, what a treasure.

That voice!

I’ve had a crush on Mr. Peck for more years than I’d like to say – not only because of his handsome face and his being a terrific role model,…

Everybody’s Hero

I’m from Argentina, and I’m a huge fan of Mr. Gregory Peck. He embodies every character he played, bringing  kindness, courage, integrity and love to each film he was in.…

My favorite actor since I was a young teen.

Great actor who drew me into the roles he played. My favorites include The Valley of Decision, The Keys of the Kingdom, Roman Holiday, The Big Country, To Kill a…

It’s a sin to kill a mockingbird

“Well, I reckon because mockingbirds don’t do anything but make music for us to enjoy. They don’t eat people’s gardens, don’t nest in the corncrib, they don’t do one thing…

Legend

One simple word… Legend.  So highly missed.

Captain Ahab

Gregory Peck always set my heart aflutter, whether as Captain Ahab or Atticus Finch or the Man in the Gray Flannel Suit!

That Voice!

What a MAN! Mesmerizing! Movie Star! My amazing pup’s name is Atticus.

Sharing A Moment With Gregory Peck

We attended a dinner with Mr. Peck after his Conversation with Gregory Peck program on the Michigan campus in Ann Arbor. He graciously signed the 1950 Life Magazine “Twelve O’Clock…

Impact

As a young black girl growing up on the crest of the ’60’s movement, it was To Kill A Mockingbird that profoundly crystalized for me the understanding that… someone cares.…

I really miss Gregory Peck

My favorite actor….my favorite movie.   I really miss Gregory Peck.   I’ve seen To Kill A Mockingbird at least 20 times and read the book about 8.  

They Don’t Make ‘Em Like That Anymore

Love you, Gregory Peck. You’re my crush and ideal man. You live on through the silver screen. Roman Holiday ❤️

A True Gentleman

While To Kill A Mockingbird is still my all-time favorite book/movie, my greatest memory of meeting Mr. Peck was at Grandparents Day at Campbell Hall in North Hollywood, CA where…

Climbing Into Another Man’s Skin

Happy 100th Birthday Mr. Gregory Peck! I hope the Peck family is enjoying this wonderful day. He brought such a debonair charisma to the screen. From Roman Holiday to The…

A Gorgeous Man on the Outside, A Hero on the Inside

TKAM is my favorite movie of all time. Atticus Finch was the essence of a southern gentleman: strong, protective, kind, professionally competent, genteel and a good shot to boot. But…

His wry and gentle way of speaking……

From to Kill a Mockingbird, and I’m paraphasing poorly: Atticus: “Mz Dubois, you look a picture today”.  Jem to Scout: “He never says a picture of what.”  It became a…

You had it all.

To Kill A Mockingbird, Gentleman’s Agreement, Captain Newman M.D., Roman Holiday, 12 O’Clock High, Cape Fear, The Guns of Navarone. The list goes on and on. What an awesome actor…

Amazing Actor

I teach TKAM every year, yet I still cry at the same moments and laugh at the same lines  every time I read it. Atticus Finch is so much like…

The Perfect Atticus Finch

“I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It’s when you know you’re…

One of the best!

Certainly “To Kill A Mockingbird” is one of the greatest of his career, but I don’t think he ever gave a bad performance! Even if the film didn’t get good…

Joe Bradley

Absolutely fell head over heels in love with him while watching Roman Holiday! What a classic man he was! His unique thought of equal billing for Audrey Hepburn for Roman…

I have always been a Gregory Peck fan

But after watching his biography I will always consider him a real National Treasure even to this day I am saddened by his passing he was truly one of a…

Unforgettable

I fell in love with Mr. Peck when I was about 12 and saw To Kill A Mockingbird. I had no idea then that many years later I would move…

To Kill A Mockingbird

Thank you Mr. Peck for your wonderful movies.  My personal favorite movie To Kill a Mockingbird was on TCM tonight.  It made my night.  Atticus reminds of my  Southern Dad…

Short Story Birthday Tribute

G.P. I was on my way to the cinema. It was Saturday, a golden, mellow day. Fall had started to turn the leaves russet though still leaving some untouched, the…

To Kill A Mockingbird–a mirror of my upbringing

This is my favorite movie of all time… it has in it everything that is near and dear to my heart.  As a child I always loved Gregory Peck, as…

So Many Great Films

“To Kill a Mockingbird” of course, and “Roman Holiday” are in my library, but I love “Gentleman’s Agreement.” It made a huge impact on me.  Such a lovely man, my…

Gregory Peck will always be “Atticus Finch” to me

My favorite Gregory Peck film is “To Kill A Mockingbird”. It always seemed to me that Gregory Peck had the same integrity & compassion as “Atticus Finch”.  This film taught…

Roman Holiday

Roman Holiday is my favorite film! I just found out from my brother who lives in Beijing, China, said it’s the country’s all time favorite film.  His high school students…

Big Country

So many movies, so many wonderful characters performed by this great actor, but The Big Country is one of my favorites. My sincere tribute to him and his family. Cheers…

Great Great Actor

I have been a fan of Mr. Peck’s since I was old enough to go to my first movie.  Had a crush on him.  There are so many great movies…

The Guns of Navarone

This film introduced me to one of the greatest personalities when I was young. Today, at 60, Gregory Peck is still my idol. I know he is resting in peace.…

To Kill A Mockingbird

One of the most influential movies and roles of all times. Atticus will always be one of the most memorable character in my life. Happy birthday Gregory Peck!

To Kill a Mockingbird

As a teenager during the Apartheid period of South Africa, I went to see “To Kill a Mockingbird”. It opened my eyes to the horror of racism and formed an…

The first time I saw him in a film

It was love at first sight. It was a movie with a great ballet dancer, Irina, had to do with Russian Revolution. As Atticus maybe he was something I think…

A man for all seasons

My favorite from the first time I saw him…I shall always remember him in Duel in the Sun as Luke…..I knew then he was destined for greatness…I think I have…

Iconic Film

I read To Kill a Mockingbird as part of my GCSE English course. After watching the film I realised that it is one of very few films that stays true…

A great human being

You have given me so many memories and been so important in my life and in my concept of what a good a honorable person is and should be.  Would…

Feel like I knew him….

My guess is he made everyone feel this way, whether on film, or in life — which says so much about not just his acting ability, but his real humanity.…

The Paradine Case

Most people have said Atticus Finch in To Kill A Mockingbird, I however liked him best the Paradine Case. As Anthony Keane I thought his portrayal as a dedicated husband…

Look for Gentlemen’s Agreement

For me, Gregory Peck in Gentlemen’s Agreement was perfection.  A film centred on subtle prejudice and one man’s response to it on many levels in his daily life, this 1947 film speaks…

Joe Bradley and Atticus…

I’m a big fan of Audrey Hepburn and “Roman Holiday.” After she passed away, I was lucky enough to attend a screening of “Roman Holiday” where Mr. Peck and Sean Ferrer…

Memories of Gregory Peck

Loved him in the Yearling, what a great movie. I have the DVD and watch it often, and also loved him in To Kill A Mockingbird. What a great performance…

Duel In The Sun

I always adored Gregory Peck, he was so charimastic, but when I saw Duel In The Sun, I became his fan. I liked all of his movies. To this day,…

Atticus Finch, the man I want to be

I didn’t know Mr. Peck personally but I imagine, from what I have heard, that he was very much like Atticus Finch. He carried himself with a grace, dignity, and…

Childhood hero

As a child growing up in the 50’s, movies were a huge part of my life and Gregory  was a favourite from the very first time I saw him. Never…

Life Lessons from Atticus Finch

To Kill A Mockingbird is my favourite book and movie of all time. Atticus Finch always had the right advice to give his children, and I’ve taken many of his…

Childhood hero

As a child growing up in the 50’s, movies were a huge part of my life and Gregory  was a favourite from the very first time I saw him. Never…

The Greatest

Gregory Peck – Mockingbird, Navarone, Cape Fear – three of the greatest films ever made and he was essential to each. When I think of him I think integrity. Admired…

Moby Dick

My favorite Gregory Peck movie:  John Huston’s Moby Dick

The Best Birthday Present Ever

For my 17th birthday, I received tickets to attend “A Conversation With Gregory Peck” in Denver, CO.  He was 79 years old at the time.  My Mom went with me and afterwards, we…

Positive Life Impact

At age 13, seeing To Kill a Mockingbird for the first time with Gregory Peck, has forever made an important mark on my life.  Thank you

Gregory Peck will always be my very favorite actor of all time

I was in love with him from the time I was a little girl, and I’m a 66 year old granny now.  His Atticus Finch will forever be what a…

Simply the man of the moment!

I am not much at writing, though I love his acting from simple cowboy to simple lawyer in a country town. He set the screen on fire with magical way…

A Pleasure To The Arts, Mr. Gregory Peck.

I’m, quite coincidently, re-reading To Kill A Mockingbird at the moment and the vision I conjure of Atticus is Gregory. Mr. Peck brings a simplicity to the role he plays,…

I loved everything about him.

Gregory Peck represented ‘our better angels.’ He was always a class act in a business and a society where it is rare. He simply was the best.

Spellbound

How can you be understated and a giant at the same time? Gregory Peck had these qualities. The subtext never failed to reveal itself in his performances. Always assured and…

Keys of the Kingdom

There are so many films with Gregory Peck I love, but honestly, my favorite is Keys of the Kingdom. That film never fails to touch my heart, and Peck did it…

Special human being

To Kill a Mockingbird was the first movie that affected me as a young child, and many times since. The portrayal of Atticus Finch by Gregory Peck, and the content…

I named my son Gregory.

The man I saw in Gregory Peck is why I named my son Gregory.  And I would have named another one Atticus if I could have.  TKAM is my favorite…

My first remembrance…

While “To Kill a Mockingbird” was certainly a brilliant piece of acting as the caring father, I fell in love with that same man much earlier in “The Yearling.”  I…

Moment not scripted

Later in his life, he did a series of lectures, for lack of a better word, where he reminisced and took questions from the audience. During one of these, a…

Iconic

I have every movie this gentleman ever made.  I have looked up various items on the internet in the past with respect to his personal life, as he truly epitomized…

My son

My son’s name is Atticus due to your role in To Kill A Mockingbird. He is only 7 so he hasn’t seen the movie. But we have told him we…

My favorite actor of all time

I am old enough to have had the luxury of growing up with Gregory Peck in the world.  I was raised to judge the person and their actions, not their…

A True Gentleman!

Gregory Peck has always been my favorite actor. From ‘Roman Holiday,’ to ‘The Big Country,’ and to my favorite… ‘To Kill A Mockingbird.’  I always admired his gentlemanly ways. His…

Thank goodness for DVD’s

I’ve loved this man for as long as I can remember. My parents were both fans of the Hollywood movies and all the stars of that era and I used…

Meeting Mr. Peck

My sister Andy went to school in Switzerland, at Mont Chosi. When going to that school Andy met Cecilia and they became good friends. Andy would go to Cecilia’s family’s home…

Gregory Peck, in To Kill A Mockingbird

One of my top 5 films, I just wish Atticus/Gregory Peck had been MY Dad, The scene at the front of the house on the swing chair with father and…

Atticus Finch was my father

I’m 58 right now but when I was 9 years old I saw To Kill A Mockingbird. This was also the time when my father left us. I was the…

To Kill A Mockingbird

Atticus Finch is Gregory Peck as air is to breathe. I learned how to love & be loved, by his powerful words and non judgemental way of living. I have…

The epitome of dignity

‘Mockingbird’ – book and film – remain amongst my all time favourites. Mr.Peck brought to the role a compelling dignity, elegance and presence in a performance which emphasises that acting…

A True Gentleman

When my Nan was pregnant during the Blackout she was walking near to the Studios and fell over, a car was passing and Gregory Peck got out of the car to…

Inspiration

Gregory Peck is the reason I so fell in love with Atticus Finch. Atticus Finch is the reason I became a teacher and now foster that love in my students.…

To Kill A Mockingbird

Atticus Finch us a true hero…..wish we could all be more like him.

Wonderful

Perfection… Amazing in every way. I wish more people were like Atticus, it’s bittersweet how he believed what a man was and to everyone else it didn’t matter. My daughter’s…

Miss Lee Compliments Mr. Peck

I watched a Gregory Peck interview soon after To Kill a Mockingbird was released. He recounted how he saw Miss Nelle Harper Lee standing off set after a particularly poignant…

Thank you Gregory Peck for doing justice to Harper Lee’s novel.

I loved To Kill a Mockingbird  for its story and integrity. I loved Gregory Peck for personifying the man of integrity Harper Lee wrote about. A great novel and a…

SC Plaza encounter

I didn’t get to meet him, but I walked right by him in a book store at South Coast Plaza. I thought what a tall good looking man he was,…

Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch

The first time I read To Kill a Mockingbird I was immediately drawn to Atticus Finch. Atticus is a courageous and noble man and father, and he exemplified a true…

Such a great actor…

But his role as Atticus Finch in the movie “To Kill a Mockingbird” is my all time favorite!

The First Film

I’ve loved Mr Peck in many films — certainly TKAM is one of the best, and Atticus is the ultimate Father Figure. Another favorite is Captain Newman, MD. But one…

So much to learn from TKAM

TKAM has been and will be my favorite book and movie. I am an English teacher and I have never grown tired of teaching this novel. I have learned something…

Wonderful actor

To Kill a Mockingbird is my favorite movie of all time.  I never had the opportunity to meet Mr. Peck, but would have loved to.  All of his movies are…

Noon dinner with Walter

” I hope this is a meal you enjoy.”  To young Walter at noon dinner…

A Moment to Remember

Loved Atticus.  I loved it when he and Scout were sitting in the porch swing and he told her “you never really know a person until you step into their…

My cousin

My father, Eldred R. Gilpin, received a call from Gregory’s attorney towards the end of Gregory’s life..  It seems that Gregory is somehow related to my father’s family.  We were…

To Kill A Mockingbird

My husband and I have always loved this book. We named our son Atticus after Atticus Finch. One of my favorite quotes from the book is “There’s a lot of…

To kill a mockingbird

I read the book and loved it… I watched the film and loved it just as much. It’s shaped me as a young girl, made me think about prejudice, compassion,…

Class

I remember watching To Kill a Mockingbird in 10th grade and just thinking that Gregory Peck was one of the most manly men I have ever seen. He just had…

Atticus Finch

I studied To Kill A Mockingbird in secondary school and loved the character Atticus. Gregory Peck’s portrayal of Atticus Finch was perfect, and inspired me to name my son Atticus.

I love you Mr. Peck

I was in my early 20s in the early 1980’s, and I was waiting to be seated in an LA restaurant one night. In walked Gregory Peck and his wife.…

Atticus Finch

One of my biggest disappointments when reading a book and then seeing the movie is that usually the characters are not the way I envision them. Gregory Peck was Atticus…

The Man who changed Hollywood

I heard from my father about the legendary Gregory Peck. The great man was so cultured, so cultivated. I got my first glimpse of him in GUNS OF NAVARONE, such…

Roman Holiday

I’ve always loved Roman Holiday. Not only is it a beautiful, charming, funny film, but it’s heartbreaking too. The good-bye kiss and the ending kill me every time. I always…

The perfect man

For me, Gregory Peck was the perfect man . . . . handsome, gentlemanly, intelligent with a wonderful voice. I fell in love with him  as Atticus Finch in “To…

Atticus

Living legend. I just finished the sequel and all the way through the book I could picture Gregory Peck in the character. Atticus will live on forever.        …

I love you Mr. Peck

I was in my early 20s in the early 1980’s  and I was waiting to be seated in an LA restaurant one night.  In walked Gregory Peck and his wife.…

Lucky to have him as my “extra dad”

When I started my website, I had no idea where it would lead. I just wanted to learn HTML. I was amazed that there wasn’t already a Gregory Peck site so…

Gregory Peck

Gregory Peck & Atticus Finch – my two favourite men.

Awesome

My two favourite films of Gregory Peck are To Kill a Mockingbird and The Yearling. Great films and a lovely man.

One of the most memorable actors and human beings

The world is an emptier place without him.  Always came across as a thoroughly decent and nice man.  Loved seeing him interviewed by Michael Parkinson on British TV.  Can watch…

Atticus Finch

I can only imagine that as good as he was as Atticus Finch he must have been such an awesome father and husband.

A true gentleman, beautiful inside and out.

While no one can ever match Peck’s Atticus Finch, I have never seen him in anything that wasn’t outstanding. My favorites are To Kill a Mockingbird, Roman Holiday, and The…

Atticus

Living legend. Just finished the sequel, and all the way through the book I could picture Gregory Peck in character. Atticus will live on forever            …

A real life Atticus

I fell in love with Gregory Peck as an actor when I was 15. His acting was effortless and the roles he always did were, typically, genuinely who he was…

“Hey, Atticus”

I don’t think its pure coincidence that I took up To Kill a Mockingbird in 3rd year high school, a year after my own father died. Atticus Finch became my…

To Kill A Mockingbird

I never watched this movie until I reached the tender age of 25, and that was only in 1991. To this date I still feel the burn from the injustice…

Life lessons

I shared the Harper Lee classic, “To Kill A Mockingbird” with my 10 year old son.  He would read a page and I would read a page.  I used the…

On The Beach

Greg’s poignant “I love you, Moira” to Ava Gardner as he says his final goodbye to her (Ava Gardner) at the end of the movie was heartbreaking, and magificent story…

Atticus Finch

To Kill a Mockingbird is my all time favorite book and when you see how Gregory Peck played the character, you can truly see how special an actor he was.…

To Kill A Mockingbird

I read To Kill A Mockingbird when at high school and was also introduced to the film. Very rarely does a film hold up against the book but this one…

Great Character Actor

I think Mr. Peck had such a natural laid back nature in how he played his characters that it made you think you knew him personally. I think he played…

Gregory Peck’s Poetic Narration

Years ago, I was asked by the U.S. and China’s Cultural Affairs Departments, to write Gregory Peck’s poetic narration for ‘The Imperial Bells of China.’ It took 3 days of…

How charming can be a man made of integrity

“Tough times won’t last, tough people do.” Awesome man, the kind of man that even after decades you still get from his movies the strength and integrity that he was…

Atticus, the man of my dreams

I fell in love with Gregory Peck/Atticus Finch when my Dad took us to see “To Kill a Mockingbird.” I was 7 years old and yet I understood the story and loved…

One of a Kind

Over the past few years I have seen several of Mr. Peck’s movies. He was wonderful in Westerns… so handsome… every time I see TKAM I am mesmerized by his…

My favorite movie since high school!

Ever since I started reading “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee in American Lit in high school, I knew it was going to be one of my favorite books.…

A Great Man and Humanitarian

In real life Mr.  Peck was Atticus Finch.  A tireless advocate for the basic civil rights of all people.

Atticus

I read To Kill a Mockingbird for a school report in middle school.  I watched the movie as well.  I was so impressed with Mr. Peck’s performance as Atticus, that…

atticus lives on forever

Epitome of a gentleman. He is ny favourite of all time. Love and huge amount of respect.

Peck family

A man to be proud of!!!!!

Lives in our hearts the great Gregory

Oh his talent and appeal knew no limits In 1960’s as  a young teenager I got afflicted with his handsome persona. His voice was deep and mesmerizing. All the films…

Such Admiration

Atticus Finch.  The most memorable, impacting role of a life time.  I, like so many others, wanted him as my very own dad.  Wished I could be Scout for a…

Unforgettable Man

Gregory Peck is simply unforgettable–  Deeply humanistic, spectacularly talented, breathtakingly handsome, a man for the ages.  Thank you for everything!!  

No One Else

No one else could have brought the character of Atticus to life the way Mr. Peck did.  There are so few movies that come close to the books, but this one…

Remembering an outstanding actor and terrific humanitarian

It is difficult to chose from any of Mr. Peck’s roles as my favorite.  Of course, Atticus Finch is number one.  Following that my memories float to “Keys to the…

Role model

When I first saw To Kill A Mockingbird, after having read the superlative book, I didn’t think anyone could do Atticus Finch justice. How wrong could I be. Gregory Peck’s…

Every time I watch the end of Roman Holiday, my heart breaks

Every time I watch the end of Roman Holiday, my heart breaks.  I’ve seen it more than a dozen times and I love every scene, who doesn’t?  I first saw…

Still the Icon

This is not about any particular film, quote or character, but rather the impression Mr. Peck made as the epitome of character and integrity.  He remains the ideal of what…

Atticus Finch

“First of all,” he said, “if you can learn a simple trick, Scout, you’ll get along a lot better with all kinds of folks. You never really understand a person…

Can’t remember the movie’s title

It was about a little boy who’s father (CSI guy) helped him contact a famous basketball player in his quest for world peace.  The little boy was a Little League…

The Yearling

I loved him in The Yearling.

The Father I Never Had

Gregory Peck’s Atticus Finch was the imaginary father I turned to in times of doubt, fear, and the need for guidance. My own father died when I was only two.…

Atticus NOW and FOREVER

My earliest memories are of Mr. Peck in THE YEARLING and MOBY DICK. When I was 11 years old, my mother, who looked like Jane Wyman, took me to see…

A Fine Human Being

Of course, I never met Gregory Peck .. only on the silver screen.  I’ve seen most of his films .. those that are available these days that is. Two of…

He reminded me of my father

Gregory Peck always reminded me of my father both in looks and behavior. Always one of my favorite actors.

Atticus Finch — Best Character Ever Created!

To Kill a Mockingbird has always been my favorite movie, and Atticus Finch will forever be my favorite character. As a child, I read the book, and seeing Atticus come…

We named our “son” Atticus

We had 3 kids, all girls.  Finally we got a male dog, just so we could have someone in the family named Atticus

Atticus

My favorite words said were … YOU NEED TO WALK IN ANOTHER MAN’S SHOES….. I heard this as a child, read is as a teen and it was so profound…

Gregory Peck… The Man… The Myth… The Legend…

To Kill A Mockingbird is quite possibly the greatest film of all time. And Gregory Peck is most certainly the most well beloved actor of all time. Gregory Peck had…

My daughter and I heard him speak

Only a year or so before he passed away, I got tickets to hear him speak on his life as an actor here in Bellingham, Washington. I was able to…

I have loved Gregory for years for many reasons

Gregory Peck was a true-to-life actor, no gimmicks or methods, just the real man who came through all the roles he played.  My favorites include, of course, To Kill a…

Meeting the great man himself

Imagine the utter delight of a young Scottish girl on holiday in Los Angeles and by sheer chance, meeting her all-time favourite actor! An absolute gentleman in person – he…

Baseball Fan

I frequently saw Mr. Peck at Dodgers  games back in the 80’s when I still lived in Los Angeles. He had such a magnetism, that he seemed like the center…

Loved watching him work

He was one of the best.

A true rarity …

Very rarely, after reading a great book, have I had the pleasure of then watching the movie of that book, and seeing an actor just “nail” a role, the way…

An Incomparable Actor

Being a 17 year old, not many young ladies my age would even know who Gregory is. I’ll never forget the first time I read To Kill A Mockingbird and,…

Gregory Peck’s Atticus Finch

Gregory Peck’s portrayal of Atticus Finch left an indelible impression on my life. From his portrayal I learned to consider how my reality was not everyone else’s and to be…

Remarkable Actor

This Family should be very proud of this heritage and pray they received a gene or two.

Atticus Finch

As a teenager in the 1970’s I was required to read, “To Kill a Mockingbird.”  I quite enjoyed the book, but not until I saw the film, and the kind…

To Atticus finch

I love you Atticus Finch, you taught me how to raise and educate my children right.

Gregory Peck, How I Knew Him

Gregory Peck, as I Knew Him by Norman O. Olsen, 3/12/2016 I went to a wonderful event called A Conversation with Gregory Peck at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Tampa, Florida…

TKAM is the best movie ever

“Miss Jean Louise, Mr. Arthur Radley.  I believe he already knows you.”  I could list the entire movie as a favorite quote, but when Atticus introduces Scout to Boo, I…

To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird – I remember reading the book in school. The trial courtroom scene has always been my favorite part and it will always be. Every time I…

Wonderful Role Model

None could have played Atticus Finch better. Great actor and a great man.

A REAL human being

Gregory Peck played lots of admirable characters, but his role as Atticus Finch imprinted on my heart a vision of what it is to be a true human being —…

Defender of the Innocent

For me, the trial court scene is the most memorable and powerful part of both the book and film. “And so, a quiet, humble, respectable Negro, who has had the…

Wonderful Actor

My favorite actor of all time.  My most loved movie was “The Big Country”, well of course, “To Kill a Mockingbird” also.  In the Big Country, he exemplified his character…

An amazing man

It’s hard to choose between To Kill A Mockingbird and Roman Holiday – the first because it is such an iconic book and Gregory Peck captured the essence of Atticus…

Before I knew Atticus…

When I was in 5th grade, my family went to the Rose Bowl Parade in California. Gregory Peck was the parade’s marshall and rode in a special car among all…

An amazing man

It’s hard to choose between To Kill A Mockingbird and Roman Holiday – the first because it is such an iconic book and Gregory Peck captured the essence of Atticus…

Like Killing a Mockingbird

To Kill A Mockingbird was the reason I went to law school. To be like Atticus Finch. To take cases that might be unpopular, that no one else would take.…

Too many to choose

I loved most of his movies to be honest.  I can’t pick one that I didn’t like for one reason or another. But if I had to choose one, it…

Atticus

I was very young, maybe four or five, when To Kill A Mockingbird was shown on television.  I was quite the tomboy and loved Scout immediately.  But Atticus was mesmerizing. …

One of the only movies as good as the book

One of the greatest moments in movie history – Reverend Sykes says to Scout in the courtroom balcony, “Miss Jean Louise, Jean Louise, Stand up, your father’s passing.”  

The most endearing gentleman

I was 10 years old the first time I watched TKAM, firstly I fell in love with Atticus because he reminded me of my own father, he was beautiful, kind,…

Atticus Finch

To Kill A Mockingbird. Atticus Finch was so loving, wise, strong and intelligent. One of my favorite characters. I will always think of Gregory Peck as Atticus.  When I heard…

Atticus

I was raised by my grandparents up until age 9. Atticus reminded me of my loving and patient “papa” whom I lost at age 9. Always feel like I am…

You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view.

My father died when I was 5 years old. Atticus Finch was my embodiment of a father. He was everything I wished for in a father. My favorite movie of…

Simply the best

Of course, I loved him as Joe Bradley in Roman Holiday.  I still wonder whether the characters found happiness after letting go of each other.  They had a love that…

To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird. Loved it when I first saw it many years ago. Enjoyed the movie even more when I viewed it on DVD last year. It is a…

Just a good man

I loved him as Atticus in the movie To Kill a Mockingbird, and loved Roman Holiday!  What I loved more was watching him talk about his wife and his kids. …

To Kill A Mockingbird

This is my favorite book of all time. I still have my fist copy I bought with my first pay cheque when I was 16. After 31 years it’s a…

I love you Atticus Finch!

I was from a broken home, no father, mother not around much, but with wonderful grandparents.  From the first time I saw TKAM I wanted Atticus Finch to adopt me.…

Exemplifies American standards

Atticus Finch will always be the man who exemplifies American standards. Not only is he an example of the fairness of Our Constitution, but he is also a man of…

All time favourite

Gregory is one of my all time favourite actors. Atticus & To Kill A Mockingbird taught me some of the most valuable lessons in life as I’m no doubt did…

Life Changing

My parents took me, a six year old, to see To Kill a Mockingbird. I’m 62 now. Mr. Peck’s performance as well as that of the rest of the cast…

Always and forever

Gregory Peck will always be my favorite actor. Handsome, talented, an incredible voice and never the prima donna, he embodied what is great about American made films. His role in…

A signed first edition

I was present when he gave a presentation about 15 years ago in Springfield Missouri at Missouri State University (formerly Southwest Missouri State University). One of my proudest possessions is…

Class acts

When thinking of the role model concept that finds its way into discussions from time to time, I recall as a kid growing up, what and who to ascend to,…

Gregory in San Diego

My father went to high school with Gregory Peck and I remember seeing his even then handsome face in the old yearbook. When I was in college I sang with…

Jergensen’s

I met Gregory Peck in person delivering groceries for a company in Beverly Hills called Jergensen’s (I think). He answered the door bell to sign up for the bill and…

Forever Remembered

At the very end of my favorite movie, the narrator says “I was to think of these days many times. Of Jem and Dill and Boo Radley and Tom Robinson…and…

TKAM

Watching the film adaptation of a book you have ‘adored’ can be quite disappointing. Mr. Peck was the ‘perfect’ Atticus I had not dared to imagine while reading the book.

Roman Holiday

I do love To Kill a Mockingbird and I cry every time I see it, but Roman Holiday is quite special to me.  I always saw Mr. Peck act as the distinguished,…

Always Made One Feel Special

During Graduation activities at Princeton University with his daughter Cecilia, I had been talking to him and soon many people crowded me because they wanted to be introduced to him…

A Class Act

I fell in love with Gregory Peck when I was 11 years old and first saw To Kill a Mockingbird.  He was a class act in every way.

He Just Was

As an English schoolgirl To Kill a Mockingbird was something I encountered on my own terms. The film just made a perfect book all the more perfect. Atticus was so…

Big Country

He was in so many great movies and portrayed so many wonderful characters that it is hard to pick one.  But, the movie that I have watched numerous times and…

My Dad’s Favorite

My dad loved Gregory Peck and I remember watching Roman Holiday with him when I as young. Gregory Peck was wonderful in this movie but my favourite of all,the characters…

The Father I Didn’t Have

My father died when I was 7, in 1969, and (to me anyway) Gregory Peck looked just like him. Every movie that he made, I saw at least once. Somehow…

My Hero

I saw To Kill a Mockingbird when I was 7 and fell so in love with, not just the story, but this amazing actor who embodied the role. I could…

Love Them All

I have watched & enjoyed so many of Gregory Peck’s movies that I have no real favorite….I love them all.  Whatever role he was in was so well played that…

A Beautiful Man

Gregory Peck was a beautiful man, inside and out. He had such a profound effect on me as a child. “To Kill A Mockingbird” was a powerful film and had…

The greatest film and actor for all time

So many years ago, I watched “To Kill a Mockingbird” for the first time.  I have seen it so many times and each time it warms the heart and has a…

Named My Son After Gregory Peck

I watched a lot of movies starring Gregory Peck, but “Gentlemen’s Agreement” had a profound effect on me, when I watched it while taking a class in high school called…

Father and Friend

To Kill a Mockingbird comes to mind the most as Peck plays father and friend in his role. I enjoy the book and enjoy the movie.

To Kill A Mockingbird

I saw that movie when I was in elementary school. I fell in love with Mr. Peck. I wanted to name my son Atticus. I love the man and own…

Movies with my Dad

My first memory of Gregory Peck was when my dad & I saw him in “The Guns of Navarone”.  I was 11 at the time and we had been going…

Walk in Someone Else’s Shoes

Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch personified dignity, kindness, courage, and integrity. I had none of those qualities as a teenager, but To Kill a Mockingbird inspired me to care about…

A Quiet Hero

As I was thinking about him, many wonderful phrases came. One of my favorite sayings has always been the Ghandhi quote we see a great deal these days: “Be the…

Gentle, Yet Strong

As for me, my parents & my children, Gregory Peck represents the dream male: Unbelievably, beautifully gentle, yet strong. A kind man, authentic, intelligent–my son’s best role model. A truly…

A Night Before the Movies

One of the best things that can happen to a young actor just starting out is to receive genuine words of encouragement from someone that he/she really respects. If those…

Tribute Video
Temerity

“That a black man would have the temerity to feel sorry for a white woman.”   Did I get that quote right from To Kill A Mockingbird? That line sticks…

Mouth of Truth

Gregory Peck will go down as one of the greatest actors in film history without a doubt. I just wish I had the chance to meet him as I know…

Favorite Actor

My favorite male actor of all time?  “Gregory Peck.” I always say that when asked. An actor who is most dignified, patient, generous, engaging, gorgeous inside and out, elegant and…

A Gentleman

He was always genuinely interested in what I had to say or made me feel welcomed and comfortable.  A real gentleman.

A Grandfather

My story is secondhand. My late sister, Claire, told me about an afternoon in a park up in the hills of Laurel Canyon, where she watched from a distance as…

Love Them All

I just loved “Guns of Navarone”.  “The Snows of Kilimanjaro”, “Roman Holiday” would have to be a favorite; and loved the movie he was in with his daughter and Lauren…

Friendship

I always thought he was one of the most beautiful men I had ever seen, and I wanted to be his friend. I think I approached him one evening and…

NYC

He was the loveliest most gracious person going out of his way to converse with anyone in the elevator he would meet as well as neighbors in his walks around…

At the Age of Eight

I was a very early reader and had a wonderful town librarian who gave me books far beyond my grade level to keep me interested. I was probably only about…

He Was Present

Honored to be introduced to Mr. Peck around twenty five years ago on the Fox lot by my then cinematographer client Barry Markowitz. Mentioned to Mr. Peck that my (still)…

Cabin At Innesfree

I was a haughty college student when I first met Mr Peck, and was full of vim, vinegar and a developing love for the English language. Following a holiday dinner,…

A Living Atticus

For me, knowing what I knew of Gregory Peck’s personal concerns about the world we live in and the people in it, these words came to pertain to the man…

Forever James

Awesome role of James McKay in the film Big Country.  Will never forget it!

Lost Opportunity

I remember with a feeling of a lost opportunity rushing past him on the first floor of Clairmont while he was visiting his daughter. I had a towel round my…

My Teenage Crush

When I was 15 years old, I watched Roman Holiday in Japan and had the maddest crush on Gregory Peck.

Brava

My brother Marc and his wife Erin were sharing a house with Gregory’s daughter Cecilia in Bel Air in the late 90s. I was out there recording a song written…

Taught Me to Drive

I remember driving around the streets of Brentwood in a VW squareback with Gregory Peck while he was teaching me, and his daughter Cecilia, to drive! I also remember him…

A Legend

Well, it was just the greatest thrill of my life to work with Gregory Peck, a man who I admired so much, and loved him in all the pictures I…

Sensitive and Kind

While studying at Princeton with Cecilia I got the great privilege of meeting Mr. Peck on various occasions. Aside from being the gentleman he projected on the screen, he was…

The Carpool Line

It was another pick up day in the carpool line at the Westlake School for Girls. My mom had car trouble in the line. Cecilia’s dad, Gregory Peck, got out…

His Humanity

Some years ago, we were filming “The Portrait” for Turner in Raleigh, N.C (originally titled “Painting Churches”,) which told the story of a family dealing with the onset of Alzheimer’s…