skip to content
American Film Institute salute to Gregory Peck Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

American Film Institute salute to Gregory Peck

Author: American Film Institute.
Publisher: [1989-03-21]
Edition/Format:   Film : Film   Visual material : English : [Shortened 60-minute version of 90-minute program]View all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
"The American Film Institute presents its 17th Life Achievement Award to 'a solid, likable, self-effacing--and very American--actor.' That's how film historian David Shipman describes Gregory Peck, who was born Eldred Gregory Peck in La Jolla, Cal. in 1916. After breaking in on Broadway, he headed for Hollywood. It was wartime and the ranks of leading men had been thinned considerably. (Peck was disqualified from  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Award presentations
Biographies
Specials
Biography
Named Person: Gregory Peck
Material Type: Film
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: American Film Institute.
OCLC Number: 422880121
Notes: Award special.
Originally broadcast on NBC.
Copyright notice on videocassette: c1989 by The American Film Institute.
Credits: Editors, Michael L. Weitzman, Eric Yang; music, Dennis McCarthy.
Performer(s): Host: Audrey Hepburn.
Responsibility: producers, George Stevens, Jr., Jeffrey Lane ; director, Louis J. Horvitz ; writers, George Stevens, Jr., Jeffrey Lane.

Abstract:

"The American Film Institute presents its 17th Life Achievement Award to 'a solid, likable, self-effacing--and very American--actor.' That's how film historian David Shipman describes Gregory Peck, who was born Eldred Gregory Peck in La Jolla, Cal. in 1916. After breaking in on Broadway, he headed for Hollywood. It was wartime and the ranks of leading men had been thinned considerably. (Peck was disqualified from service by a back injury.) Hollywood welcomed Peck. In only his second film--1945's The keys of the kingdom--he earned an Oscar nomination. Other meaty dramatic roles soon followed, in Spellbound (1945), Duel in the sun (1947), Gentleman's agreement (1947) and 12 o'clock high (1949). In the '50s, Peck showed a flair for comedy in Roman holiday (1953) and Designing woman (1957). He won an Oscar for 1962's To kill a mockingbird and received official salutes as MacArthur in 1977. Clips from those movies are scheduled to be shown at this fete (taped March 9), along with scenes from Peck's upcoming Western, Old Gringo. Also slated: tributes from host Audrey Hepburn, Lauren Bacall, Jennifer Jones, Dean Stockwell, Anthony Quinn, Richard Widmark, 'Old Gringo' costars Jane Fonda and Jimmy Smits, and AFI co-chair George Stevens, Jr."--TV guide, March 21, 1989.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/422880121>
library:oclcnum"422880121"
library:placeOfPublication
owl:sameAs<info:oclcnum/422880121>
rdf:typeschema:Movie
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:bookEdition"[Shortened 60-minute version of 90-minute program]."
schema:contributor
schema:datePublished""
schema:datePublished"1989"
schema:description""The American Film Institute presents its 17th Life Achievement Award to 'a solid, likable, self-effacing--and very American--actor.' That's how film historian David Shipman describes Gregory Peck, who was born Eldred Gregory Peck in La Jolla, Cal. in 1916. After breaking in on Broadway, he headed for Hollywood. It was wartime and the ranks of leading men had been thinned considerably. (Peck was disqualified from service by a back injury.) Hollywood welcomed Peck. In only his second film--1945's The keys of the kingdom--he earned an Oscar nomination. Other meaty dramatic roles soon followed, in Spellbound (1945), Duel in the sun (1947), Gentleman's agreement (1947) and 12 o'clock high (1949). In the '50s, Peck showed a flair for comedy in Roman holiday (1953) and Designing woman (1957). He won an Oscar for 1962's To kill a mockingbird and received official salutes as MacArthur in 1977. Clips from those movies are scheduled to be shown at this fete (taped March 9), along with scenes from Peck's upcoming Western, Old Gringo. Also slated: tributes from host Audrey Hepburn, Lauren Bacall, Jennifer Jones, Dean Stockwell, Anthony Quinn, Richard Widmark, 'Old Gringo' costars Jane Fonda and Jimmy Smits, and AFI co-chair George Stevens, Jr."--TV guide, March 21, 1989."@en
schema:exampleOfWork<http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/63341739>
schema:genre"Specials."@en
schema:genre"Biography"@en
schema:genre"Award presentations."@en
schema:genre"Biographies."@en
schema:inLanguage"en"
schema:name"American Film Institute salute to Gregory Peck"@en
schema:url

Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.