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|Charlton Heston (1953)|
|President of the Screen Actors Guild|
|Preceded by||Dana Andrews|
|Succeeded by||John Gavin|
|Born|| John Charles Carter|
October 4, 1923
Wilmette, Illinois, U.S.
|Died|| April 5, 2008 (aged 84)|
Beverly Hills, California, U.S.
|Resting place|| Saint Matthew's Episcopal Church Columbarium |
Pacific Palisades, California, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Lydia Clarke (1944-2008; his death)|
|Children|| Fraser Clarke Heston (b. 1955) |
Holly Ann Heston (b. 1961)
|Alma mater||Northwestern University|
|Occupation||Actor, film director, activist|
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 the movie Planet of the Apes, and the Academy Award-winning role of Judah Ben-Hur in the movie Ben-Hur.
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, a group that is for the rights of gun owners, from 1998 to 2003.
|Wikiquote has a collection of quotations related to: Charlton Heston|
- Charlton Heston at the Internet Broadway Database
- Charlton Heston on IMDb
- Hollywood.com entry
- Reel Classics
- BBC News Obituary
- Obituary and public tribute
- 'From Our Files: An Interview with Charlton Heston' by Phil Elderkin, The Christian Science Monitor, November 4, 1959