Peter Finch

Peter Finch

British-born Australian actor (1916-1977)
Frederick George Peter Ingle Finch was an English-born Australian actor. He is best remembered for his role as crazed television anchorman Howard Beale in the 1976 film Network, which earned him a posthumous Academy Award for Best Actor, his fifth Best Actor award from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, and a Best Actor award from the Golden Globes.Wikipedia
BornSeptember 28, 1916
HometownSouth Kensington, United Kingdom
Height5'9" (1.75m)
SpouseEletha Barrett (m 1973 - 1977) , Yolande Turner (m 1959 - 1965) , Tamara Tchinarova (m 1943 - 1959)
ChildrenCharles Finch
ParentsAlicia Gladys Fisher , George Finch , Wentworth Edward Dallas "Jock" Campbell

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