Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Gregory Peck

Gregory Peck's daughter, Cecilia Peck, made a lovely documentary about her dad: A Conversation with Gregory Peck (1999). Here is one of the revelations from that film:

When Gregory was en route to Rome to film Roman Holiday, he stopped in Paris and was interviewed by a very charming young reporter, Veronique Passani. He had several months in Rome filming and then was coming back through Paris so he decided to call Veronique and ask her for lunch. She hesitated several times, in a silent and torturous manner, and he really didn't know what to make of it, before finally accepting his invitation. Weeks later, when they had had many dates and were obviously falling in love, he asked her why that first day, she had been so reluctant to agree to lunch with him. She told him that that afternoon she had been booked to interview Albert Schweitzer at the home of Jean-Paul Sartre!

They were married in 1955 and remained so until his death in 2003.


Anonymous said...

I think this post calls for a photo of Gregory Peck. As handsome as he was in youth, he was one of those men who aged beautifully. He had a face of such dignity and character, and once you heard him speak, you never forgot his voice.

Blog Princess G said...

Remember "Only You", the movie with Marisa Tomei and Robert Downey Jr. In it R.D. Jr. does a fantastic Gregory Peck impression. This movie is a great chick-flick, with a magnificent travelogue tribute to Italy. Directed by Norman Jewison I seem to recall.