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posted 30 November 2005 09:47 AM      Profile for Hephaestion   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
(Los Angeles) Gregory Peck's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was stolen by someone who cut it out of the sidewalk where it had honoured the actor for more than four decades, officials said Tuesday.

"They just left a big hole out there," said Johnny Grant, 82, who serves as Hollywood's honorary mayor and oversees ceremonies honouring star recipients. "Somebody went out there with a cement saw and carved it out of the black terrazzo." Peck's star is the fourth star to be stolen since the Walk of Fame was begun in 1960. Some 2,200 stars are now part of the walkway.

Years ago, stars honouring Jimmy Stewart, Kirk Douglas and Gene Autry disappeared after they were removed during construction projects but the stars for Stewart and Douglas were recovered, Grant said.

Peck, who died in 2003 at age 87, won an Oscar for his portrayal of upstanding Southern lawyer Atticus Finch in 1962's To Kill a Mockingbird. He also was noted for his roles in Gentleman's Agreement, which won the Oscar for best picture in 1947, The Guns of Navarone, Amazing Grace and Chuck, Cape Fear and Roman Holiday.

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posted 30 November 2005 10:12 AM      Profile for aRoused     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Truth? I'm surprised it hasn't happened more often.
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posted 30 November 2005 11:31 AM      Profile for stupendousgirlie     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
"To Kill A Mockingbird" is on my Christmas wish list. I just love that movie. (Love the book too, but the movie is absolutely moving.)
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posted 30 November 2005 12:57 PM      Profile for Boom Boom     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote shows "To Kill A Mockingbird" every so often on their sateliite programming - I've seen it probably ten times so far. It grows on you.
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