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Movies: Two New Yorkers Cast in "To Kill a Mockingbird"

Feb. 2, 1962 - Two New Yorkers have been cast in “To Kill a Mockingbird” (Universal), the screen version of Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize story of the South, starring Gregory Peck. Producer Alan Pakula and director Robert Mulligan are making the film for Mr. Peck’s company. John Megna (Right), a 9-year-old television and stage actor last seen in Broadway’s “All the Way Home,” will portray Dill, the companion of young Philip Alford (left) and Mary Badham (center), thus rounding out the assignments of the important children’s roles. Mrs. Estelle B. Evans, a New York public school teacher who appeared in off-Broadway’s “Take a Giant Step,” will play the housekeeper of the widowed character played by Mr. Peck.

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