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STUNTS, STARS & LEGENDS - May 2016

Behind the Scene Story:
Gregory Peck

Eldred Gregory Peck was born in 1916 and was one of the most popular film stars from the 1940s to the 1960s. He 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’’ (1940) 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) (and its 1958 miniseries of the same name),’’The Guns of Navarone’’(1961), ‘’Cape Fear’’ (1962) (and its 1991 remake of the same name, ‘’How the West Was Won’’ (1962), ‘’The Omen’’ (1976) and ‘’The Boys from Brazil’’ (1978).
President Lyndon 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 Greatest Male Stars of Classic Hollywood cinema, ranking at No. 12. He was named to the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame in 1983.

 

 

 

Stunts, Stars and Legends:
Johnny hagner
Johnny Hagner doubled Peck in “Captain Newman, M.D.”
(a 1963 Universal Picture)

 

If interested in learning more about the Hall of Fame, please contact John Hagner (Founder) at 435 260-2160.
email: johnhagner@hotmail.com
Hall of Fame website: www.stuntmen.org

John Hagner (Founder) is also the Artist of the Stars.
His Celebrity Portrait Drawings are available at telephone 435-259-7000,
Mailing address: 50 W. 400 N, Moab, Utah 84532.
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