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Subject: ARCHIVE: April 5, 2008 ~Veteran Hollywood actor Charlton Heston, whose career stretched 60+ years in blockbuster films like "The Ten Commandments", "El Cid", and "Ben Hur", for which he won the Oscar for Best Actor, to camp films like "The Omega Man" and "Skyjacked", dies of Alzheimers at age 84. ...


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Date Posted: Monday, April 05, 07:09:03pm


Charlton Heston
[ John Charles Carter ]
(October 4, 1923 April 5, 2008)


American actor and political activist. As a Hollywood star, he appeared in almost 100 films over the course of 60 years. He played Moses in the epic film The Ten Commandments (1956), for which he received his first nomination for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor Motion Picture Drama. He also starred in The Greatest Show on Earth (1952), Secret of the Incas (1954), Touch of Evil (1958) with Orson Welles, The Big Country (1958), Ben-Hur (1959), for which he won the Oscar for Best Actor, El Cid (1961), The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965), Planet of the Apes (1968), The Omega Man (1971) and Soylent Green (1973).

In the 1950s and 1960s, he was one of a handful of Hollywood actors to speak openly against racism and was an active supporter of the Civil Rights Movement. Heston left the Democratic Party in 1971 to become a Republican, founding a conservative political action committee and supporting Ronald Reagan. Heston was a five-term president of the National Rifle Association (NRA), from 1998 to 2003. After announcing he had Alzheimer's disease in 2002, he retired from both acting and the NRA presidency.

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https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000032/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlton_Heston
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/25772172/charlton-heston

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I was very surprised at the setting where they laid his ashes to rest -little plaque in a wonky looking back courtyard of an Episcopal Church near his home. ...PicMonday, April 05, 07:13:03pm


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