Heston, Charlton

(redirected from Charlton Heston)
Also found in: Wikipedia.

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
2 THE TEN COMMANDMENTS (1956) CHARLTON Heston as Moses with Yul Brynner as Egyptian Pharaoh Rameses.
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.
Lewis Wallace's 1880 novel has been adapted several times, most notably the 1959 film starring Charlton Heston.
Why Carrey would lash out at a legendary actor like Charlton Heston five years after his death is beyond us.
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?
A business management firm employee who stole more than $700,000 from late Hollywood icon Charlton Heston and famed television producer Stephen J Cannell was sentenced to five years in jail, court officials said.
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.