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Heston, Charlton (b. John Charlton Carter)

(1923–  ) film actor; born in Evanston, Ill. He studied at Northwestern University, starring in a student film version of Peer Gynt (1941) before entering the Air Force in World War II. After Broadway and television work, this strapping actor, with his aquiline profile and sonorous voice, made his Hollywood debut in Dark City (1950). Usually playing larger-than-life heroes, he won the Academy Award in the title role of Ben Hur (1959). He served six terms as president of the Screen Actors Guild and in later years became a frequent spokesman for Republican Party positions as well as for public service causes.
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The brush: In Los Angeles in 1974, a friend and I were at the Screen Actors Guild talking with friends and up walks Charlton Heston, who was president of the Guild.
Heston ; PROUD MEN , a contemporary western starring Charlton Heston and Peter Strauss ; the hugely successful A&E series CHARLTON HESTON PRESENTS THE BIBLE ; the documentary CHARLTON HESTON AND BEN HUR, A PERSONAL JOURNEY , directed by Laurent Bouzereau and exec-produced by Fraser Heston , about the making of the epic film; and two films directed by Charlton Heston: the 1972 Shakespearean epic ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA , starring Heston and Hildegard Neil ; and MOTHER LODE , written and produced in 1981 by Fraser C.
Summary: Jim Carrey impersonates the late actor and gun enthusiast Charlton Heston.
Charlton Heston (again) fought albino vampires in a cheesy but enormously enjoyable action-horror based on the book I Am Legend, by Richard Matheson.
Charlton Heston played the title role in which late 1950s Biblical epic?
The Hollywood Collection: Charlton Heston For All Seasons
DIED Charlton Heston, 84, prolific actor and the face of the National Rifle Association, in his Beverly Hills home, April 5.
actor Charlton Heston, whose chiseled features and commanding presence won him epic roles from Moses to Michelangelo and became the face of American gun rights, died on Saturday night at age 84.
Screen legend Charlton Heston, famed for his epic film roles in the 1950s and '60s and his activism on behalf of conservative political causes in the 1980s and '90s, passed away at his home in Beverly Hills on April 5.
I hadn't expected to feel as badly as I did upon hearing Charlton Heston had died.
Cue the 1999 Chevy Corvette below, once owned by Charlton Heston (inset), which has just popped up on eBay.
I WAS saddened to hear about the death of acting legend Charlton Heston.