Happy Birthday: Peter Finch (1916–1977)

Festival Reviews

peterfinch.jpgPeter Finch (1916–1977)

Born: September 28, 1916 in South Kensington, London, England, UK
Died: January 14, 1977 (age 60) in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA

Married to: Eletha Finch (9 November 1973 – 14 January 1977) (his death) (1 child)
Yolande Turner (4 July 1959 – 11 November 1965) (divorced) (2 children)
Tamara Tchinarova Finch (21 April 1943 – 17 June 1959) (divorced) (1 child)

[on screenplays]: It really is no good getting surgeons in, the script has to be right at the beginning; and it has taken me, I’m ashamed to say, some thirty years to find out that you mustn’t listen to anybody at lunch any more.

Success is a very tough mistress. For years, while you’re struggling, she wants nothing to do with you. Then, one day you find yourself in the room with her and even though the key is on the inside, you can’t…

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