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Australian actor who played Howard Beale in the award-winning film, Network.
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.
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.
How did Peter Finch die?
Peter Finch's death was caused by Heart Attack.His vivid portrait of the unbalanced television newscaster who cries, “I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore,” earned Finch an Academy Award. He died of a heart attack several months before the awards ceremony, becoming the first performer to be awarded an Oscar posthumously.
|Cause of death||Heart Attack|
|Age of death||60 years|
|Death date||January 14, 1977|
|Place of death||The Beverly Hills Hotel, Beverly Hills, California, United States|
|Place of burial||N/A|
If I’m going through life broke, I might as well live in the company of cheerful idiots like actors.Peter Finch
For some peculiar reason, two films about Oscar Wilde were started at the same time, back in 1959 or 1960. I played Wilde in one, and Robert Morley was in the other. As it turned out, at that particular moment there was no market for any Oscar Wilde movie at all.Peter Finch
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 leave.Peter Finch
I do not believe that with a fictional character you can force yourself too far away from yourself. There has to be some of you in it.Peter Finch
Hollywood must have been terrific once.Peter Finch