Peter Finch

Birth Name: Frederick George Peter Ingle-Finch

Date of Birth: September 28, 1916

Place of Birth: Kensington, London, England, U.K.

Date of Death: January 14, 1977

Place of Death: Beverly Hills, California, U.S.

Ethnicity: English, Scottish, possibly other

Peter Finch was an English-born Australian actor. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor for Network (1976).

Peter was the biological son of Alicia Gladys (Fisher) and Wentworth Edward Dallas “Jock” Campbell, an army officer. Alicia was English. Wentworth was born in Worcestershire, England, and was an officer in the Indian Army. His surname is of Scottish origin.

Peter’s mother had an affair with Peter’s biological father, while married to George Finch, an Australian chemist and mountaineer. Alicia and George divorced when Peter was four years old. Peter’s biological parents married two years later. After the divorce, Peter was raised by George Finch’s mother, Laura in Vaucresson, France, and later partly in Adyar, India.

Peter’s children included a daughter with his wife, Eletha Barrett, a daughter with his former wife, Romanian-born French ballerina Tamara Tchinarova, and two children with his former wife, South African-born actress Yolande Turner.

Peter’s biological paternal grandparents were John Francis Campbell and Grace Phyllis Mary Walsh (the daughter of Gorges Richard Dallas Walsh and Helen Catherine Middlemore). John was born in India. Grace was born in Staffordshire, England.

Peter’s maternal grandparents were Frederick W. Fisher and Alicia Smith.


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