Friday, May 06, 2011

Friday Fabulousness: Gregory Peck

"It has been said that Gregory Peck — handsome as they ever came — embodied the best in all of us. He gave idealism a good name, made it seem possible in the flawed state of this human condition."--Harry Haun

Perusing photographs of this man, I have to believe he was one of the most handsome men that ever lived. Enjoy!

From Wikipedia: President Lyndon Johnson honored Peck with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1969 for his lifetime humanitarian efforts

"Faith gives you an inner strength and a sense of balance and perspective in life."--Gregory Peck

"I had that stubborn streak, the Irish in me I guess."--Gregory Peck

"Gregory Peck was unique. He represents integrity, compassion and honesty."--Kirk Douglas

"His values and his standards are very high, which is why Bogie respected him so much. You don't meet many people, much less actors, who have that kind of character."--Lauren Bacall

“He can be funny, which is fortunate; otherwise such perfection would be unbearable.”--Louis Jourdan

In a 1989 interview, Peck mused, “I love the seasons of life, and I’m fascinated with the pageant of growing older. I eat what I please and sprinkle hot peppers on almost everything. I’m not obsessed by age, and I don’t think about death. I just do the things I really enjoy. When I drive to the studio, I sing in the car. I love my work and my wife and my kids and my friends. And I think, ‘Gregory Peck, you’re a lucky man.’” --Tribute to Gregory Peck

All photos via tumblr


Finding Pam said...

I think he was one of the best actors in his day. Being so handsome didn't hurt either.

Have a Happy Mother's Day.

Zoanna said...

Quite the looker, mmm...honey!! And such a man of character. I love him in To Kill a Mockingbird.

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