Peter Finch

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Movie Actor
Date of Birth September 28, 1916
Place of Birth England
Date of Death Jan 14, 1977 (60)
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Peter Finch

Frederick George Peter Ingle Finch was an English-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. Finch was the first of two people to win a posthumous Academy Award in an acting category, the other being Heath Ledger, another Australian actor.

Born: Frederick George Peter Ingle Finch, September 28, 1916, South Kensington, London, England
Died: January 14, 1977, Beverly Hills, California, U.S.
Resting place: Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Occupation: Actor
Years active: 1934–1977
Children: 4, including Charles Finch
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About Peter Finch

Australian actor who played Howard Beale in the award-winning film, Network.

Before Fame

He was taken to India as a child, where he lived in a Buddhist monastery.


He died of a heart attack in 1977 and went on to become the first actor to receive a posthumous Oscar Award for Best Actor for his role in Network.

Family Life

His parents named him Frederick George Peter Ingle Finch, and he was married four times and had three children.


He was the first person to win the Best Actor Oscar Award posthumously. The second person was Heath Ledger.

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