Brock Peters

Brock Peters, the singer and actor known for films, plays and musicals — including playing the role of the cornered defendant in Hollywood's "To Kill a Mockingbird" — died Aug. 23, 2005, in his Los Angeles home, according to The New York Times. Mr. Peters was 78. The cause of death was complications of pancreatic cancer, AP reported.

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  • Born: Jul 2, 1927 in New York, New York
  • Death: Aug 23, 2005 in Los Angeles, California

Awards

Drama Desk Award
1972 Outstanding Performance Lost in the Stars Winner
Outer Critics Circle
1972 Outstanding Actor in a Musical Lost in the Stars Winner
Tony Award
1973 Actor in a Musical Lost in the Stars Nominee