Gregory Peck Encounter
Last Updated on April 6, 1999
I attended two of Gregory Peck's Florida performances and, like anyone
who has heard him speak, was spellbound by his ability to provide such
articulate, entertaining answers to even the most
impossible-to-anticipate questions from his audience. A truly
incredible moment came when a very nervous woman asked if he happened to
recall having met a young lady at a dinner party about forty years
earlier. This got a giggle from the crowd and Mr. Peck as well. He
answered that there had been quite a few young ladies and dinner parties
in forty years. "Well," she elaborated, "you took THIS one home!"
Needless to say, that brought down the house. While she tried to
backpedal above the crowd noise that, no, he had given her a RIDE home,
nothing more, Mr. Peck just studied her quietly...then actually came up
with her name! The man's intelligence is positively staggering!
These photos were taken at a dinner reception following one of his
shows. Looking at the one of me seated next to Mr. Peck, I can only
wonder if, should our paths cross in forty years or so, whether he might
remember having met ME at a dinner party too?
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