|Beverly Hills, CA – Actors Laura Dern, Morgan Freeman and singer Natalie Maines will join host Sharon Stone in honoring Oscar®-winner Gregory Peck (1916 - 2003) at the First Day of Issue ceremony for the Gregory Peck Commemorative Stamp. Presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in conjunction with the United States Postal Service, the ceremony will take place on Thursday, April 28, 2011, at 11 a.m. at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater. Admission is free.|
The stamp is the 17th in the Postal Services’ “Legends of Hollywood” series. It features Peck as he appeared in his Oscar-winning role as Atticus Finch in “To Kill a Mockingbird” (1962).
The ceremony will feature film clips highlighting Peck’s career interspersed with remarks from family and friends. The actor was a five-time Academy Award® nominee and the recipient of the Academy’s Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award in 1967. He served as president of the Academy from 1967 to 1970 and was a seven-term Governor representing the Actors Branch.
Tickets for the First Day of Issue ceremony are free but must be obtained in advance. Tickets are available online at www.oscars.org, by mail, or at the Academy box office (8949 Wilshire Boulevard, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.). Doors open at 10 a.m.
Stamps will be available for purchase from the U.S. Postal Service in the Academy’s lobby from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. on April 28. A ticket to the ceremony is not required to buy stamps.
The Samuel Goldwyn Theater is located at the 8949 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills. For more information call (310) 247-3600 or visit www.oscars.org.
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