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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Gregory Peck Goes First-Class Forever


The U.S. Postal Service honors screen legend Gregory Peck with its latest "forever" stamp. Postal officials in Beverly Hills unveiled it Thursday in honor of the late actor.

Actor Gregory Peck is probably best known for his portrayal of Atticus Finch, the idealistic Southern attorney in the 1962 film, "To Kill a Mockingbird."

His picture from that movie adorns the new postage stamp, the 17th in a series that honors Hollywood legends.

Former U.S. Senator Chris Dodd, who heads the Motion Picture Association of America, says Peck's chiseled features were "worthy of Mount Rushmore" and his voice was "as deep as the Grand Canyon."

Dodd says that despite Peck's monumental status, he was dedicated to his family and the film industry and was always "human, approachable and authentic."