Peter Finch

Peter Finch was born in Fire Dragon - Ping Chen Year of the 60-year Cycle of the Chinese Zodiac

Peter Finch (Frederick George Peter Ingle-Finch) was born in London on December 28, 1916 and immigrated to Australia when he was 10. He worked dead-end jobs and his film debut was in 1938 Dad and Dave Come to Town. He worked on the stage as a comedian?€™s assistant in 1939 and until he was discovered by Laurence Olivier. Finch was one of the finest actors but he will be eternally known as a hell-raising womanizer. Finch had an affair with Olivier?€™s wife Vivien Leigh and affairs while he was married to other women. His terrible stage fright drove him to film. Finch won five BAFTA awards and his two Oscar nominations came from Sunday Blood Sunday and Network in 1976. Finch won the Oscar for Best Performance by an Actor for Network, but he died before actually receiving the Oscar. Finch left behind three wives and four children. Tamara Tchinarova Finch form 1943 until 1959, Yolande Turner from 1959 until 1965 and Eletha Finche from November 1973 until 1977.
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