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    Actors Gregory Peck, front left, and Brock Peters, front right, are shown in a scene from the 1962 film To Kill a Mockingbird, in this promotional photo.

    Brock Peters, the deep-voiced American actor who portrayed a black man wrongly accused of rape in the classic film To Kill a Mockingbird, has died at 78.

    Peters died at his Los Angeles area home yesterday after a battle with pancreatic cancer, the Los Angeles Times reported.

    He was diagnosed with the disease in January and had been undergoing chemotherapy.

    "He was a fine and powerful singer and actor," Miles Kreuger, president of the Los Angeles-based Institute of the American Musical, told the Times. "But more than that, he was a majestic human being."

    Although the versatile Peters began acting on Broadway as a teenager and worked in show business for six decades, he was best known as Tom Robinson in Mockingbird, a black man accused of raping a white girl who is defended by Gregory Peck's idealistic lawyer, Atticus Finch, in Depression-era Alabama.

    The 1962 film earned two Academy Awards, including a best-actor Oscar for Peck.

    Peters was not nominated for his role but later won lifetime achievement awards from the Screen Actors Guild and the National Film Society.

    Peters was born George Fisher in New York's Harlem neighbourhood in 1927 and decided to be an actor at a young age.

    His distinctive resonant voice landed him early jobs - he sang backup on Harry Belafonte's Banana Boat - and would serve him well throughout his long career.

    Peters' film debut came in the 1954 musical Carmen Jones, which starred Belafonte and Dorothy Dandridge.

    In later years Fisher lent his voice to a number of film and television roles, including The Wild Thornberrys Movie and Star Trek: Starfleet Command III.

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    man, that sucks. i really liked him in The Omen.
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    History tells us that oppressive nations build walls to keep people IN, not out.
    (See "Berlin Wall" and "Likud Israel" for examples) FORD- when i told him i'd build a wall between the US and Mexico.

    then ill build it from the mexican side. -my reply.

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    One of my favorite movies and books. He was great in that movie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sisca
    man, that sucks. i really liked him in The Omen.
    Uh, Gregory Peck was in The Omen and died a couple of years ago. Brock Peters played the defendant Tom Robinson, not Atticus Finch.

    Or were you just joking around?
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    GREAT book and movie. Harper Lee did a great job writing that one, and Gregory Peck was superb. Sad to hear that Brock had passed on. RIP dude.
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    Gonna tip the nerd-O-meter here, but I'm most familiar with Mr. Peters' talents from Star Trek: DS9 where he did a superb job of playing the father of Captain Ben Sisko. He played a simple cook who ran a Creole restaurant in New Orleans and always had a zinger of wisdom ready for when his son was in deep conflict with himself. Made many return appearances on the show.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Menlow
    Uh, Gregory Peck was in The Omen and died a couple of years ago. Brock Peters played the defendant Tom Robinson, not Atticus Finch.

    Or were you just joking around?
    nope wasnt jokin....skimmed over the article...my bad!!
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    Originally posted by FORD
    History tells us that oppressive nations build walls to keep people IN, not out.
    (See "Berlin Wall" and "Likud Israel" for examples) FORD- when i told him i'd build a wall between the US and Mexico.

    then ill build it from the mexican side. -my reply.

 

 

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