Happy Father’s Day, Buffalo
by Ben Kirst • June 17, 2012 @ 10:38am
I will admit that this video has nothing to do with Buffalo, so I apologize for dropping the local angle. In honor of Father's Day, however, here is a video featuring clips of the great Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch and Mary Badham as his daughter, Scout, in the 1962 film classic To Kill A Mockingbird.
From a 2010 story on Badham:
"'That same gentle guidance that you see on film, he shared with me growing up...on the set, (Peck) was so accessible, it was very natural for me to go up and give him a hug. It was just like he was like my dad. It was such a comfortable, warm relationship.'
During filming, which took place in California on a Universal Pictures back lot, she spent time on weekends at Peck’s house and played with his kids, which 'bonded us even tighter,' she said.
'I lost my parents very early -- my mom three weeks after I graduated from high school, and my dad after I got married,' she said, 'so keeping up that relationship was really important.' She called Peck 'Atticus' until he died."
Now try to watch this video without getting a lump in your throat. Happy Father's Day.