Actress Lee Remick was honored by the International Winston Churchill Society for her portrayal of Churchill's mother.

Gregory Peck presented Remick the Blenheim Award at a black-tie gala Saturday night on board the Queen Mary in Long Beach, Calif. The award is named for Blenheim Palace, where the late British statesman was born.Remick was honored for her performance in the 1975 television movie "Jennie, Lady Randolph Churchill."

The 55-year-old actress, who is battling kidney cancer, has played other famous women, including a former first lady in "Eleanor - In Her Own Words: A Tribute to Eleanor Roosevelt," and Frances Bradshaw Schreuder, a socialite who was convicted of talking her 17-year-old son into murdering her father, Utahn Franklin Bradshaw.