#350 Laurence Harvey / George Peppard – 01 October 1928

Laurence Harvey

Laurence Harvey (1 October 1928 – 25 November 1973) was a Lithuanian-born actor who achieved fame in British and American films. his legal name was Zvi Mosheh (Hirsh) Skikne. Harvey’s breakthrough to international stardom came in 1959 when he was cast by director Jack Clayton as the social climber Joe Lampton in Room At The Top. For his performance, Harvey received a BAFTA Award nomination and a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actor, the first person of Lithuanian descent to be nominated for an acting Oscar. During the late 1950s and 1960s, Harvey appeared in several major films, including Butterfield 8 (1960),  The Alamo (1960), Walk on the Wild Side (1962)  and Darling (1965) with Julie Christie and Dirk Bogarde. In this period, he appeared in The Manchurian Candidate (1962), the role for which he is best remembered.

George Peppard

George Peppard, Jr. (October 1, 1928 – May 8, 1994) was an American film and television actor. He secured a major role when he starred alongside Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961), portrayed a character based on Howard Hughes in The Carpetbaggers (1964), and played the title role of the millionaire sleuth Thomas Banacek in the early-1970s television series Banacek, but he is probably best known to younger audiences for his role as Col. John “Hannibal” Smith, the cigar-chomping leader of a renegade commando squad, in the 1980s television show The A Team.


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