Happy 100th Birthday, Gregory Peck

Today (April 5) marks what would have been Gregory Peck‘s 100th birthday. The epitome of the strong, silent type, Peck starred in some of cinema’s most important films, and his stately presence and quiet charm made him an icon of the Silver Screen. To celebrate his centenary, here are some photos of the Hollywood legend:

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If you can’t get enough Peck, TCM is honoring him today with a daylong marathon of his films representing a variety of genres, including his debut (Days of Glory) and the rarely screened On the Beach (1959). I’m especially looking forward to my fist-time viewings of Cape Fear (1962) and the documentary A Conversation with Gregory Peck (1999), and I just might let To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) suck me in once again. Here is the full schedule; times are in the Eastern zone:

6:00 AM: DAYS OF GLORY (1944)

7:30 AM: MAN WITH A MILLION (1953)

9:15 AM: THE MACOMBER AFFAIR (1947)

11:00 AM: DESIGNING WOMAN (1957)

1:15 PM: THE VALLEY OF DECISION (1945)

3:30 PM: THE YEARLING (1946)

5:45 PM: ON THE BEACH (1959)

8:00 PM: CAPE FEAR (1962)

10:00 PM: TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (1962)

12:15 AM: A CONVERSATION WITH GREGORY PECK (1999)

2:00 AM: THE GUNS OF NAVARONE (1961)

4:45 AM: CAPTAIN HORATIO HORNBLOWER (1951)

 

What’s your favorite Gregory Peck performance?

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4 thoughts on “Happy 100th Birthday, Gregory Peck

  1. My favourite Gregory Peck performance is from Yellow Sky (1948), a lovely Western where he plays the leader of a gang of bank robbers who hide out in a mining town that is abandoned except for a young woman and her grandfather. In fact, Yellow Sky is one of my favourites in general.

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