Gregory Peck dies

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Gregory Peck has died aged 87.

The star's long career included such classics as Roman Holiday, Spellbound and his Academy Award winner To Kill A Mockingbird.

He made his film debut in 1944 and was nominated for an Oscar five times.

An amazing variety of roles included roles as combat heroes in Twelve O'Clock High and Pork Chop Hill, sea captains in Captain Horatio Hornblower and Moby Dick and Abraham Lincoln in the TV mini-series The Blue and the Grey.

Rare attempts at unsympathetic roles included a renegade son in the Western Duel in the Son and the infamous Nazi doctor Josef Mengele in The Boys from Brazil.

He served as president of the Motion Picture Academy and was active in the Motion Picture and Television Fund, American Cancer Society, National Endowment for the Arts and other causes.

"I'm not a do-gooder," he insisted after learning of the Academy's Jean Hersholt humanitarian award in 1968. "It embarrassed me to be classified as a humanitarian. I simply take part in activities that I believe in."
 

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One of the finest actors to have ever taken to the screen, I always remember his performance in "To kill a mockingbird", in fact was pleased to watch iit again recently. Well he's certainly had a good innings, sad to see him go.
 

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Yes, a great actor and now all here want to see 'To Kill a Mocking Bird'. Maybe it will be shown on TV.
 

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I was force fed the book at school for some 'important' grade, and hated every minute

If the films anything like the book, Ill leave well alone
 

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I enjoyed the book, the film is different though, I haven't yet met anyone who has watched the film and didn't enjoy it.
 
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