Wednesday, August 24, 2005

R.I.P. Brock Peters

Award-winning stage and screen actor Brock Peters passed away yesterday at the age of 78 from pancreatic cancer. Peters had a long and distinguished career, with such film credits as CARMEN JONES (1954) and PORGY & BESS (1959), as well as theatrical roles in Shakespeare's OTHELLO (1963) and CRY, THE BELOVED COUNTRY (1969-1971). He is best known, however, for his heartbreaking perfomance as Tom Robinson, a black man wrongfully accused of rape in a deeply segregated South, in TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (1962).

You can read Peters' obituary here.

2 Comments:

Anonymous John Ventura said...

Brock Peters was one of our best actors. Anyone seeing him in "To Kill a Mocking Bird" would recoginize the power of his work. It is a sad day when we lose someone like him. I have not seen him for years but one of the great things about film is you have them in your life forever in the great roles they played on the silver screen.

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Anonymous John Ventura said...

John Ventura said...
Brock Peters was one of our best actors. Anyone seeing him in "To Kill a Mocking Bird" would recoginize the power of his work. It is a sad day when we lose someone like him. I have not seen him for years but one of the great things about film is you have them in your life forever in the great roles they played on the silver screen.

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