Gregory Peck: A Charmed Life

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Robson Books, 2005 - Motion picture actors and actresses - 475 pages
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"…a charming, bohemian character who always loses at poker" – John Huston

 

"…he is like Mount Rushmore. Every time he laughs, dust comes out" – Frank Sinatra

 

'He was probably the most beautiful creature l'd ever seen. And when he looks at you, he sees you, he connects with you completely.' - Lauren Bacall

 

Gregory Peck ranks with Cary Grant as one of the most charismatic and timeless leading men of twentieth-century cinema. In this powerful and comprehensive biography, Lynn Haney explores the many influences in Peck's life, drawing on extensive first-hand interviews with the actor and with his inner circle. Here, Ingrid Bergman, Jennifer Jones, Audrey Hepburn, Sophia Loren, Lauren Bacall, Jane Fonda and many of Peck's other leading ladies offer their frank and revealing stories about the enigmatic star.

 

The book contains many revelations about Peck's early days and Haney looks at the films that established him as a star from 'Roman Holiday' to 'To Kill a Mockingbird', documenting his story right up to the present day.

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Peck is probably best known for his portrayal of Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird , for which he won an Academy Award, but during his long career, he also started the La Jolla Playhouse and was ... Read full review

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