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Gregory Peck appearing in Space Travelers

Eldred Gregory Peck (born April 5, 1916 in San Diego, CA; passed away June 12, 2003 in Los Angeles, CA) was an American actor who was considered one of the world's most popular film stars from the 1940s to the 1960s, Peck continued to play major film roles until the late 1970s. His performance as Atticus Finch in the 1962 film To Kill a Mockingbird earned him the Academy Award for Best Actor. He had also been nominated for an Oscar for the same category for The Keys of the Kingdom (1944), The Yearling (1946), Gentleman's Agreement (1947) and Twelve O'Clock High (1949).

Other notable films he appeared in include Spellbound (1945), The Paradine Case (1947), Roman Holiday (1953), Moby Dick (1956 feature film and the 1998 miniseries with Patrick Stewart), The Guns of Navarone (1961), Cape Fear (1962) (and the 1991 remake with Nick Nolte and Joe Don Baker), How the West Was Won (1962), The Omen (1976), and The Boys from Brazil (1978).

President Lyndon B. Johnson honored Peck with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1969 for his lifetime humanitarian efforts. In 1999, the American Film Institute named Peck among the Greatest Male Stars of All Time, ranking at No. 12. He was named to the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame in 1983.

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