“I’m just an ordinary guy. I don’t know all the answers. But I’m pretty certain of this…prejudice and what causes it has got to go! Talk it out, legislate it out, educate it out with books, newspapers, radio, films. But one way or another, it’s up to every one of us to assume responsibility for the welfare of our fellow man.” – Gregory Peck in 1948.
“I’m not a do-gooder. It embarrassed me to be classified as a humanitarian. I simply take part in activities that I believe in.” –Gregory Peck
“You have to dream, you have to have a vision, and you have to set a goal for yourself that might even scare you a little because sometimes that seems far beyond your reach. Then I think you have to develop a kind of resistance to rejection, and to the disappointments that are sure to come your way.” — Gregory Peck
The Gunfighter (1950)
“Gregory Peck is the hottest thing in town. Some say he is a second Gary Cooper. Actually, he is the first Gregory Peck.” — Gregory Peck
Imagine calling these guys into a conference room for a power meeting. That’s exactly what happened in 1962 when Universal brought in Rock Hudson, Cary Grant, Marlon Brando and Gregory Peck to discuss their upcoming film projects. Hudson’s project was A Gathering of Eagles, Grant’s was Charade, Brando’s was The Ugly American and Peck’s was To Kill a Mockingbird. The joke at the time was that every female employee working at Universal managed to schedule their break right around the time the conference ended, just to catch a glimpse of the stars leaving the room.
Artist: Dr. Darling Allison, M.D. Year: 1998. Oil. The painting was given to Peck as a gift. After the star’s death in 2003, it was sold at auction.
The corner of Gregory and Peck in Beverly Hills.