The Hollywood Walk of Fame is missing I one of its most beloved stars thanks to a thief whose identity remains unknown. The missing black cement square featured a pink star honoring Gregory Peck. The perfectly cut square hole left in the pavement indicated that whoever took Peck's star was in possession of a cement saw. Authorities say that the thief was probably dressed as a … [Read more...] about Peck’s Star Stolen
When Gregory Peck passed away on June 12, the world mourned one of the last icons of Hollywood's glory years. In all the tributes that were paid to him, few mentioned Peck's Irish roots, of which he was most proud. In June 1997, Peck, who rarely gave interviews in his last years, sat down with Irish America Editor Patricia Harty. An edited version of that interview … [Read more...] about Gregory Peck: A Class Act
"You cannot put a rope around the neck of an idea. ... You cannot confine it in the strongest prison cell that your slaves could ever build." – Sean O'Casey on the death of Thomas Ashe. ℘℘℘ Just as I was getting annoyed that no one on the Larry King tribute to Gregory Peck mentioned the actor's Irishness, he mentioned it himself. "It must be that Irish stubborn streak in me," … [Read more...] about First Word: Heroes for Our Time
A collection of quotes in memoriam of the iconic, one and only, Gregory Peck. "His own personality, his morality, his strengths all fused effortlessly and honestly into the characters he played. Others who snared this quality were Spencer Tracy and Jimmy Stewart, but Gregory Peck particularly defined decency and honor." –Ciaran O'Reilly, Founder, Irish Repertory Theatre, New … [Read more...] about Gregory Peck: Remembered
Gregory Peck, the Hollywood legend, will long be remembered for his Oscar-winning performance as Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird and his roles in such classics as The Yearling, Gentleman's Agreement and Roman Holiday. Here he recalls a visit to his relatives in County Kerry.
I love Wicklow, but I suppose if we ever rented or bought a cottage it would be in … [Read more...] about Gregory Peck