Peter Finch Overview:

Legendary actor, Peter Finch, was born Frederick George Peter Ingle-Finch on Sep 28, 1916 in London, England. Finch died at the age of 60 on Jan 14, 1977 in Beverly Hills, CA .

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Peter Finch was nominated for two Academy Awards, winning one for Best Actor for Network (as Howard Beale) in 1976.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1971Best ActorSunday Bloody Sunday (1971)Dr. Daniel HirshNominated
1976Best ActorNetwork (1976)Howard BealeWon
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Peter Finch Quotes:

Lewis Zarken: Don't forget the Tibetan yak.


[the Marquis of Queensbury hands an insulting bouquet of vegetables to Oscar Wilde]
Oscar Wilde: How charming. Every time I smell them I shall think of you, Lord Queensbury.


[the Marquis of Queensbury hands an insulting bouquet of vegetables to Oscar Wilde]
Oscar Wilde: How charming. Every time I smell them I shall think of you, Lord Queensbury.


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Peter Finch Facts
Was the product of an affair between Alicia Ingle-Finch and Wentworth Edward Dallas "Jock" Campbell, a Scottish Military officer. His mother was, at the time, married to George Ingle-Finch, an Australian born mountaineer. Finch didn't meet his mother until he was 33 and he didn't meet his natural father until he was 45.

Entombed at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Hollywood, California -- Cathedral Mausoleum, Corridor A, Crypt 1224 (Across From Rudolph Valentino).

Father, with Yolande Turner, of son Charles Finch.

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