Charlton Heston Dies At 83

(CNN) -- Actor Charlton Heston died at Beverly Hills home at the age of 83 Saturday, his family said.

Heston, known for portrayals of larger than life figure including Moses and Ben Hur, was suffering the late stages of Alzheimer's Disease.

Heston's wife of 64 years, Lydia, was by his side at the time of his death, according to the family statement.

Heston is survived by a son, a daughter and three grandchildren.

"We knew him as an adoring husband, a kind and devoted father, and a gentle grandfather, with an infectious sense of humor," the family said. "He served these far greater roles with tremendous faith, courage and dignity. He loved deeply, and he was deeply loved."

While no funeral plans have been announced, the family said it would hold a private memorial service.

The Internet Movie Database listed 126 movies and television production credits for Heston, starting in 1941. He rose to fame in the 1950s with starring movie roles including Ben Hur, for which he won an Oscar. He played Moses in the Ten Commandments.

Heston's last acting credit was for playing an elderly Josef Mengele, the Auschwitz Nazi surgeon who performed medical experiments on concentration camp refugees during World War Two in the 2003 movie My Father, Rua Alguem 5555.

Heston was also known for his political activism.

He was a high-profile supporter of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his civil rights movement. He attended King's 1963 March on Washington and stood near the podium as King delivered his "I have a dream" speech.

He was president of the National Rifle Association from 1998 to 2002, a role that cast him as a conservative.

Heston was Born John Charles Carter in Evanston, Illinois on Oct. 4, 1924. He took the surname Heston after his mother divorced and remarried when he was 10.

http://www.cnn.com/2008/SHOWBIZ/04/06/heston.dead/index.html
 

mick ransommich

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(CNN) -- Actor Charlton Heston died at Beverly Hills home at the age of 83 Saturday, his family said.

Heston, known for portrayals of larger than life figure including Moses and Ben Hur, was suffering the late stages of Alzheimer's Disease.

Heston's wife of 64 years, Lydia, was by his side at the time of his death, according to the family statement.

Heston is survived by a son, a daughter and three grandchildren.

"We knew him as an adoring husband, a kind and devoted father, and a gentle grandfather, with an infectious sense of humor," the family said. "He served these far greater roles with tremendous faith, courage and dignity. He loved deeply, and he was deeply loved."

While no funeral plans have been announced, the family said it would hold a private memorial service.

The Internet Movie Database listed 126 movies and television production credits for Heston, starting in 1941. He rose to fame in the 1950s with starring movie roles including Ben Hur, for which he won an Oscar. He played Moses in the Ten Commandments.

Heston's last acting credit was for playing an elderly Josef Mengele, the Auschwitz Nazi surgeon who performed medical experiments on concentration camp refugees during World War Two in the 2003 movie My Father, Rua Alguem 5555.

Heston was also known for his political activism.

He was a high-profile supporter of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his civil rights movement. He attended King's 1963 March on Washington and stood near the podium as King delivered his "I have a dream" speech.

He was president of the National Rifle Association from 1998 to 2002, a role that cast him as a conservative.

Heston was Born John Charles Carter in Evanston, Illinois on Oct. 4, 1924. He took the surname Heston after his mother divorced and remarried when he was 10.

http://www.cnn.com/2008/SHOWBIZ/04/06/heston.dead/index.html

Although I will always remember watching Charlton Heston as a kid in such greats as 'Planet Of The Apes' and 'Ben Hur', maybe his entire legacy will always be shadowed by his involvement with The National Rifle Association?
 

Vaudeville_Heroes

Young Gypsy
I actually wasn't aware he had Alzheimer's Disease. That's sad, and I suppose it's for the best he's passed on. However, I was never crazy about him as an actor or as a person in general, honestly.
 
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Dave

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Come on, he was in Planet Of The Apes!

 
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iamkali62

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Although I will always remember watching Charlton Heston as a kid in such greats as 'Planet Of The Apes' and 'Ben Hur', maybe his entire legacy will always be shadowed by his involvement with The National Rifle Association?
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:"Those Dannmed dirty apes!" Oh yeah he was big into guns! Him and Tim Nugent went out and killed so many animals. I wil ALWAYS put Heston in with utter cruelity! Good riddance!
 
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iamkali62

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lights, camels, action!

pretty funny

:D you copied my answer! :o) That's ok. That's the one thing he says that sticks in the mind. Ted Nugent CLAIMS he kills animals only to eat them but they both have zero reasoning!
 

Theo

Active Member
Good riddance!


I'll be sure to say good riddance to the likes of you when you're dead.

It's amazing to me that Solowers are so low that they scream "good riddance" at someone who passed away precisely because he stood up for individual liberties. Don't tread on me and you won't get your f***ing head shot off, socialist.
 
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virtually dead

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I'll be sure to say good riddance to the likes of you when you're dead.

It's amazing to me that Solowers are so low that they scream "good riddance" at someone who passed away precisely because he stood up for individual liberties. Don't tread on me and you won't get your f***ing head shot off, socialist.

It's not individual liberties, it's unnesessary.
 
"Those Dannmed dirty apes!" Oh yeah he was big into guns! Him and Tim Nugent went out and killed so many animals. I wil ALWAYS put Heston in with utter cruelity! Good riddance!

Along with "isolated" are you also uninformed?

It's amazing to me that Solowers are so low that they scream "good riddance" at someone who passed away precisely because he stood up for individual liberties. Don't tread on me and you won't get your f***ing head shot off, socialist.

Well said Theo.

It's not individual liberties, it's unnesessary.

No, it is about individual liberties.
The right to keep and bear arms....in order to protect and defend your family, property, and home is not unnecessary.
 

Theo

Active Member
It's not individual liberties, it's unnesessary.



Howdy to you, European who has lived an amazing 17 years on this earth and has it all figured out. Unlike us backasswards Yanks. The day I ask a teenaged European whether the American people should abolish our Bill of Rights would be the day I take my gun and put a bullet into my brain. But that's just me. Thanks for your concern! Hope things are grand across the broad Atlantic. Can't be broad enough for me.
 
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virtually dead

Simply Thrilled, Honey
No, it is about individual liberties.
The right to keep and bear arms....in order to protect and defend your family, property, and home is not unnecessary.

Protect it from whom? Robbers with guns? If there was sufficient gun control most of them wouldn't have guns, you are fueling the need to have a gun by having a gun.
 

Theo

Active Member
It never fails to disgust me when people rejoice in the death of others.

Well, you see, he was a horrible person. He made movies that people enjoyed and, to make matters worse, he found time to stand up for freedom, the rights of others, and those looked down upon by the "liberal intelligentsia". What a piece of shit. May he go to Hell. (Where hopefully I'll meet him.)
 
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