|Gregory Peck and Harper Lee (from: ZAP2it)|
"US President Barack Obama hosted a screening of 'To Kill a Mockingbird,' a classic tale of racial injustice, at the White House on Thursday [April 5], ahead of a 50th anniversary television screening. [...]
Guests included Veronique Peck, widow of the late Gregory Peck — who starred as lawyer Atticus Finch and would have been 96 years old Thursday — and Mary Badham Wilt, the actress who played Scout in the film. [...]
'I believe it remains the best translation of a book to film ever made, and I’m proud to know that Gregory Peck’s portrayal of Atticus Finch lives on in a world that needs him now more than ever,' Lee said."
— The Nation