Charlton Heston (October 4, 1923 – April 5, 2008) was an American actor. He had many big roles, such as playing Moses in the movie The Ten Commandments, astronaut Colonel George Taylor in Planet of the Apes (1968) and Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970), the dystopian The Omega Man (1971), and Soylent Green (1973). Heston played Judah Ben-Hur in the Academy Award-winning Ben-Hur.
|President of the Screen Actors Guild|
|Preceded by||Dana Andrews|
|Succeeded by||John Gavin|
John Charles Carter
October 4, 1923
Wilmette, Illinois, U.S.
|Died||April 5, 2008 (aged 84)|
Beverly Hills, California, U.S.
|Cause of death||Pneumonia|
|Resting place||Saint Matthew's Episcopal Church Columbarium |
Pacific Palisades, California, U.S.
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Spouse(s)||Lydia Clarke (1944-2008; his death)|
|Children||Fraser Clarke Heston (b. 1955) |
Holly Ann Heston (b. 1961)
|Education||New Trier High School|
|Alma mater||Northwestern University|
|Occupation||Actor, film director, activist|
|Net worth||$40 million|
It was rare for a Hollywood actor to be for such causes at that time. Later in his life, he was for conservative causes such as gun rights. He was president of the National Rifle Association of America, a group that is for the rights of gun owners, from 1998 to 2003.
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- Charlton Heston at the Internet Broadway Database
- Charlton Heston on IMDb
- Hollywood.com entry
- Reel Classics
- BBC News Obituary
- Obituary and public tribute Archived 2008-04-10 at the Wayback Machine
- 'From Our Files: An Interview with Charlton Heston' by Phil Elderkin, The Christian Science Monitor, November 4, 1959