A typescript letter, signed, from Gregory Peck to Audrey Hepburn on 375 North Carolwood Drive headed stationery, dated 4 June, 1992, the one page letter thanking Hepburn for her …wonderful remarks at the Lincoln CenterYour appearance, as always, is the high point of anyone's Tribute evening. I'm the lucky one who has been honored by you times too numerous to mention. I'm always touched by your lovely grace and by your generosity of spirit, going on to remember their time filming Roman Holiday in 1952 ...And I'm always reminded of that wonderful summer of '52, signed in black felt pen With love and affection... Yours - Greg
10½ x 7¼ in. (26.7 x 18.5 cm.)

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Between 1987 and 1992, Hepburn spoke at a total of four tributes to her Roman Holiday co-star Gregory Peck, this letter in particular referring to the New York Film Society of Lincoln Center's annual gala on 13th April 1992, where Peck was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award.Her companion Robert Wolders quipped How much could they say about each other? When Peck was honoured for his contribution to the arts at the 14th Annual Kennedy Center Honors on 8th December, 1991, Hepburn delivered her most touching address: Dearest Greg, to your generosity, I owe my career. For your courage and integrity, you have my deepest respect. For your friendship, your goodness, and your humour, you have all my love.

After Hepburn's death in 1993, Peck reminisced It was my good luck during that wonderful summer in Rome, to be the first of her screen fellows, to hold out my hand, and help her balance as she did her spins and pirouettes. Those months were probably the happiest experience I ever had making movies.

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