#4526S- (44¢) Gregory Peck: Mint - sheet of 20

With his rugged good looks and deep voice, Gregory Peck (1916-2003) was one of the most popular leading men from the 1940s to 1960s. While attending medical school, he was encouraged by an acting coach to try acting, and appeared in several plays at UC Berkeley and before finishing hos degree, he headed to New York to study acting. He made his Broadway debut in 1942 and appeared in his first film, "Days of Glory", in 1944. He broke Hollywood tradition by not signing an exclusive contract with one studio, giving him the freedom to choose his roles and landing him prominent leading roles. In 1962 he received an Academy Award for his role as small-town lawyer Atticus Finch in "To Kill a Mockingbird", considered the finest role of his career. Peck received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1969 for his humanitarian work. US #4526 sheet of 20