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July 9, 1995 |
Maybe Trevor Weekes was trying to make amends for a childhood attempt to fly that ended when he crashed through the roof of the family chicken coop and scared the hens out of two weeks' production. Maybe it was the quiet, uplifting influence of his fine feathered friends, Cluck Gable and Gregory Peck.
June 2, 1994 |
Alfred Hitchcock once dubbed Gregory Peck "the most anecdoteless man in Hollywood." But Hitch, it turns out, was dead wrong. On a recent sunny afternoon, the legendary actor padded around the lavish living room of his sprawling Holmby Hills home offering iced tea. "If you like pictures, and I can tell that you do, you might like to take a look at this one," he intones with the voice that is part granite, part velvet. He switches the light on a stunning Renoir of red roses.
February 7, 1993 |
When Gregory Peck teams up with Lauren Bacall for a new TV movie, they don't have any trouble fitting together as a family. To add to the family dynamics, Peck's daughter Cecilia co-stars as their daughter. Peck co-starred with Bacall 36 years ago in "Designing Woman," and has remained friends with her over the years. Last month he presented her the Golden Globe's Cecil B. DeMille Award for career achievement. "I first became acquainted with Betty when she was 17," Peck said.
November 22, 1992
Joseph Kaliff, 80, syndicated Broadway columnist who helped found the Caricaturists Society of America. He sketched every U.S. president from Franklin D. Roosevelt to Lyndon B. Johnson and entertainers such as Grace Kelly, Marilyn Monroe, Gregory Peck and John Wayne. In the 1950s and '60s Kaliff wrote a column called "Magic Carpet Over Broadway," which was syndicated to more than 90 weekly newspapers. On Friday in New York.
April 15, 1992 |
Whether he was playing a demented Captain Ahab or a saintly Atticus Finch, careening through a Dali nightmare or being stalked by a psychopath, Gregory Peck has always made moviegoers feel good--vaguely inferior, perhaps, but always good.
December 9, 1991 |
When three stars turn up to testify before Congress, it's enough to cause a traffic jam on Capitol Hill. When clusters of them showed up in Washington this weekend for the Kennedy Center Honors--the nation's highest tribute to performing artists--Washington cleared the streets and turned out in its best tuxedos and dresses.