A Fitting Tribute to a Great Man

Atticus Finch of To Kill a Mockingbird is my favorite book and movie character. He is a model of manhood to me. (And he was created by a woman.)

Atticus was powerfully portrayed by Gregory Peck, who said it was his favorite role of his career.

I just read that Brock Peters read Gregory Peck’s eulogy. Mr.Peters is the actor who played the man Atticus defended in To Kill a Mockingbird.

What  fitting tribute to a great man.

With Love,


About russtowne

My wife and I have been married since 1979. We have 3 adult children and 5 grandchildren. I manage a wealth management firm that I founded in 2003. My Beloved is a Special Education teacher for Kindergartners and First Graders. I'm a published author of approximately 60 books in a variety of genres for grownups and children. In addition to my family, friends, investing, and writing, my passions include reading, watching classic movies, experiencing waves crashing on rocky shores, hiking in ancient redwood forests, and the beauty of kindness and nature.
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10 Responses to A Fitting Tribute to a Great Man

  1. reocochran says:

    Great way to give tribute to a fine actor and book character, too. Gregory Peck seemed like the kind and respectable man he portrayed on-screen. 🙂

  2. I loved Peck in To Kill a Mocking Bird. This eulogy is fitting. Wow. ::-)

  3. Never read the book, never seen the movie, just saying

  4. ksbeth says:

    a perfect tribute

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