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June 22, 2005 | Susan King, Times Staff Writer
Mary Badham gave one of the greatest child performances as the tomboyish 6-year-old Scout in the classic 1962 adaptation of Harper Lee's novel "To Kill a Mockingbird." It was one of those rare times when character and actor blended seamlessly together. Many film critics say her scenes with Oscar-winner Gregory Peck, who played her widowed father -- the principled, honorable attorney Atticus Finch -- are among the most tender ever put on screen.
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June 22, 2005 | Susan King, Times Staff Writer
Mary Badham gave one of the greatest child performances as the tomboyish 6-year-old Scout in the classic 1962 adaptation of Harper Lee's novel "To Kill a Mockingbird." It was one of those rare times when character and actor blended seamlessly together. Many film critics say her scenes with Oscar-winner Gregory Peck, who played her widowed father -- the principled, honorable attorney Atticus Finch -- are among the most tender ever put on screen.
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April 15, 1992 | JOHN ANDERSON, NEWSDAY
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.
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July 3, 2007 | Susan King, Times Staff Writer
"Harry Potter" star Daniel Radcliffe has received critical acclaim for his appearance on the London stage in the revival of Peter Shaffer's drama "Equus" and was a hoot as a sendup of himself on an episode of HBO's "Extras." But his pal Rupert Grint, the lanky redhead who plays Ron Weasley in the "Potter" films, hasn't had such success in his non-wizarding roles.
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December 22, 1997 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Move over, George Bailey; Atticus Finch is joining the ranks of beloved Christmas classics. ABC has decided to air the beloved 1962 drama "To Kill a Mockingbird," starring Gregory Peck as Atticus, Christmas evening and is considering making it an annual holiday event. Atticus, for whose portrayal Peck won a best actor Oscar, is, as in Harper Lee's novel, a widower living in the racially divided town of Macomb County, Ala.
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August 24, 2005 | Myrna Oliver, Times Staff Writer
Brock Peters, the actor best remembered for his touching portrayal of a black man wrongly accused of raping a white woman in the Oscar-winning film "To Kill a Mockingbird," died Tuesday. He was 78. Peters died at his Los Angeles home of pancreatic cancer, said Miles Kreuger, president of the Los Angeles-based Institute of the American Musical. Peters had been diagnosed with cancer in January.
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December 25, 1997 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A classic Oscar-winning film, the Kennedy Center Honors and a new dramatization of "It's a Wonderful Life" are among the special television events this holiday weekend. Gregory Peck received an Oscar for his memorable performance as Atticus Finch in the 1962 film "To Kill a Mockingbird," airing at 8 tonight on Channel 7. Robert Duvall (in his film debut), Mary Badham and Philip Alford also star in Horton Foote's adaptation of Harper Lee's novel.
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September 16, 1996 | ROBERT W. WELKOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
From Shirley Temple and Jackie Cooper to Patty Duke and Anna Paquin, the movies have given audiences many memorable performances by child actors. But still the news out of the recently concluded Venice Film Festival was enough to raise some eyebrows: a 4-year-old girl won the best actress award.
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April 5, 1996 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Today marks the 80th birthday of one of Hollywood's brightest stars: Gregory Peck. The La Jolla-born Peck made his film debut in 1944's "Days of Glory," won the best actor Oscar for 1962's "To Kill a Mockingbird" and was recipient of the 1989 AFI Life Achievement Award. What better away to celebrate his birthday than with a bushel of great Peck videos?
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