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DIED. Gregory Peck, 87, classically handsome, gravelly voiced Hollywood leading man famed for playing characters who were idealistic, courageous and wise; in Los Angeles. Over a six-decade career, Peck received five Oscar nominations and won the best actor award in 1962 for his portrayal of Atticus Finch, a small-town lawyer battling racism in To Kill a Mockingbird. Although not all his roles were likablePeck played a mad scientist who clones Hitler in The Boys from Brazilhe once said, "I don't think I could stay interested for a couple of months in a character of mean motivation."

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