Gregory Peck Stamp Ceremony Draws Chris Dodd, Sharon Stone

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Christopher Dodd

The actor is pictured in a "To Kill a Mockingbird" film still on the latest of the U.S. Postal Service's Legends of Hollywood series.

MPAA chief Chris Dodd, Sharon Stone and Morgan Freeman were among the speakers Thursday at a first-day-of-issue ceremony for a new Gregory Peck commemorative stamp. The "forever" stamp is the latest in the U.S. Postal Service's Legends of Hollywood series and features a film still of the actor in To Kill a Mockingbird.

Stone acted as master of ceremonies at the event, which took place at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. Laura Dern, a friend of the Peck family, and Dixie Chicks singer Natalie Maines also attended.

Dodd said at the ceremony, "For better or worse, in this case for the better, movies and actors influence perceptions of who we are not only as an industry, but as a nation. Through the characters he brought to life and the ideals he brought to the screen, Gregory Peck connected international audiences to an America whose core values are respected and emulated around the world."