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Charlton Heston

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Heston in 1953

Source: Wikipedia

Charlton Heston (born John Charles Carter; October 4, 1923 – April 5, 2008) was an American actor and political activist.

Fact file

  • Born: John Charles Carter October 4, 1923 Cook County, 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.
  • Nationality: American
  • Education: New Trier High School
  • Alma mater: Northwestern University
  • Occupation: Actor, film director, political activist
  • Years active: 1941–2003 (retired)
  • Home town: St. Helen, Michigan, U.S.
  • Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.905 m)
  • Political party: Democratic Party Republican Party
  • Religion: Episcopal
  • Spouse(s): Lydia Clarke (1944–2008; his death)
  • Children: Fraser Clarke Heston (b. 1955) Holly Anne Heston (b. 1961)
  • Allegiance: United States
  • Service/branch: U.S. Army Air Forces
  • Years of service: 1944–1946
  • Rank: Staff sergeant
  • Unit: 77th Bombardment Squadron
  • Battles/wars: World War II

Read more about Charlton Heston at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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What's on TV This Week: 'Broke' with Pauley Perrette, 'The Ten Commandments' and more
LA Times Entertainme, 2020-03-27 16:50:34
TV highlights for March 29-April 4 include the new CBS sitcom "Broke" with Pauley Perrette, a salute to Garth Brook on KOCE and Charlton Heston in "The Ten Commandments" on ABC. Plus, star-studded, socially distanced specials on CBS, Fox and Nickelodeon.

Variety, 2020-02-17 07:28:45
For only the second time since it was commissioned in 1959, the former Los Angeles compound of the late Hollywood icon Charlton Heston has popped up for sale. Designed by modernist architect William S. Beckett, the Oscar-winning “Ben-Hur” star lived in the strikingly angular house for nearly a half-century, until ...

Variety, 2020-02-14 16:59:07
Joining legends like Charlton Heston and Clarke Gable, who have played the role of John Thornton in “The Call of the Wild,” Harrison Ford now stands next to a CGI-enhanced version of the dog named Buck in the latest adaptation of Jack London’s classic 1903 novel. “I thought the film ...

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