Thousands turned up to bid farewell to actor Gregory Peck at a public
memorial service in Los Angeles yesterday (16JUN03).
Family, fans and friends - including Lauren Bacall, Harrison Ford, CALISTA
FLOCKHART, Harry Belafonte, singer Michael Jackson and ANJELICA HUSTON - paid
tribute to the Hollywood legend at Our Lady of Angels cathedral.
Archbishop Cardinal ROGER MAHONY told the congregation, "He was an actor
of extraordinary depth and breadth and achievement. But his life was not acted.
He lived his life authentically. Gregory did not have to act at being an
The public ceremony took place after a private funeral service. Peck, who
was 87, died at his Los Angeles home last week (ends13JUN03) with his wife of
48 years, Veronique, by his side.
Actor Brock Peters, who co-starred in Peck's OSCAR-winning movie TO KILL A
MOCKINGBIRD, delivered the eulogy at the ceremony - while the actor's children,
ANTHONY, CECELIA and CARY, all gave readings.