Finch's Hollywood debut was in The Miniver Story in 1950, but his first major role was 1956 in A Town Like Alice. In 1972, his role of the homosexual Jewish doctor in Sunday Bloody Sunday earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor in a Leading Role. It was his over-the-top portrayal of a crazed television anchor man in the 1976 film Network which won him in 1977 his Oscar. Unfortunately, it was presented after his death, and was accepted by his widow. His Oscar was one of the only two which have been given posthumously. Finch will be remembered as a highly talented screen actor. In England he won five Awards of the Bristish Film Academy.
Finch died of a stroke during a promotional tour for his last film Network. He was married three times. His fist wife was Tamara Tchinarova and his second wife Yolande Turner. Both marriages ended in divorce. His third wife was Eletha Finch. He had four chidren from his three marriages.
He is interred in the Hollywood Forever Memorial Park Cemetery in Hollywood, California.
Peter Finch Facts
|Birth Name||George Frederick Ingle-Finch|
|Birthday||September 28, 1916|
|Birthplace||London, England, United Kingdom|
|Date of death||January 14, 1977 (age 60)|
|Height||5' 11" (1m80) How tall is Peter Finch compared to you?|
|Awards||1977 Academy Awards: Best Actor (for Network)|
|1977 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama (for Network)|