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Brock Peters Overview:

Actor, Brock Peters, was born George Fisher on Jul 2, 1927 in New York City, NY. Peters died at the age of 78 on Aug 23, 2005 in Los Angeles, CA .

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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Live Performance.

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Brock Peters Quotes:

Aesop: [observing the French troops] My outfit could lick those boys - those ones on foot, anyway. With one hand tied behind our backs.
O.W. Hadley: How's that, Aesop?
Aesop: They're soft, O.W. - they ain't never been South.


Tom Robinson: I can't use my left hand at all. I got it caught in a cotton gin when I was twelve years old. All my muscles were tore loose.


Capt. Benjamin Tyreen: Mr. Aesop, I am... we would like to complement you and your men on the way you handled the river crossing this afternoon.
Aesop: Thank you, sir.


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Brock Peters Facts
Inducted into the Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame in 1976.

Sang background vocals on Harry Belafonte's hits "Banana Boat (Day-O)" and "Mama Look At Bubu".

Read the eulogy at the funeral of Gregory Peck, on June 16, 2003. Peters played Tom Robinson in To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) - the black man accused of raping a white girl that Atticus Finch (Peck's character) defended in court.

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