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Charlton Heston

Charlton Heston at the 1963 Civil Rights March
Birth name John Charles Carter
Born October 4, 1924 (1924-10-04) (age 83)
Evanston, Illinois
Years active 1941-2003
Spouse(s) Lydia Clarke (1944-)

Charlton Heston (born October 4, 1924) is an US-american film actor, known for playing larger-than-life heroic roles such as Moses in The Ten Commandments, Colonel George Taylor in Planet of the Apes, and Judah Ben-Hur in Ben-Hur. He has spoken out against racism, he is a civil rights activist and was president of the National Rifle Association between 1998 to 2001. Image File history File links Charlton_Heston_Civil_Rights_March_1963. ... For other uses, see 1963 (disambiguation). ... The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom was a large political rally that took place in Washington, D.C. on August 28, 1963. ... is the 277th day of the year (278th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the rap album, see 1924 (album). ... Incorporated City in 1872. ... For other uses, see 1941 (disambiguation). ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 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Biography

Early life

Heston was born John Charles Carter in Evanston, Illinois to Lila Charlton and Russell Whitford Carter, a mill operator.[1] When he was ten, his parents divorced. Shortly thereafter, his mother married Chester Heston. The new family moved to well-off Wilmette, Illinois, a northern suburb of Chicago. Heston (his new surname) attended New Trier High School. Incorporated City in 1872. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (140,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... Divorce or dissolution of marriage is the ending of a marriage before the death of either spouse. ... US Baháí House of Worship in Wilmette Wilmette is a village in New Trier Township, Cook County, Illinois, United States. ... Nickname: Motto: Urbs in Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country State Counties Cook, DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City 234. ... New Trier High School (also known as New Trier Township High School or NTHS) is a public four-year high school with its major campus located in Winnetka, Illinois, U.S.A. and a second campus in Northfield, Illinois, with freshman classes and district administration. ...


He enrolled in the school's drama program, where he performed with such outstanding results that he earned a drama scholarship to Northwestern University from the Winnetka Community Theatre in which he was also active. While still in high school, he played in the silent 16 mm amateur film adaptation of Peer Gynt made by David Bradley. Several years later the same team produced the first sound version of William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, in which Heston played Mark Antony. Northwestern University (NU) is a selective private, nonsectarian, coeducational research university with campuses located in Evanston, Illinois and downtown Chicago, Illinois. ... Peer Gynt (IPA: ) is a play by the Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Julius Caesar (1950) was a film adaptation of the Shakespeare play Julius Caesar. ... Bust of Mark Antony Marcus Antonius (Latin: M·ANTONIVS·M·F·M·N[1]) ( January 14 83 BC – August 1, 30 BC), known in English as Mark Antony, was a Roman politician and general. ...

Charlton Heston as Mark Antony in Julius Caesar, 1950

In 1944, Heston left college and enlisted in the United States Army Air Corps. He served for two years as a B-25 radio operator/gunner stationed in the Alaskan Aleutian Islands with the Eleventh Air Force, rising to the rank of Staff Sergeant. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (2233x1992, 844 KB) Taken during the production of Julius Caesar, 1950. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (2233x1992, 844 KB) Taken during the production of Julius Caesar, 1950. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles accessible from a disambiguation page. ... B-25 Mitchell, England, 2001 B_25 Mitchell was a twin_engined, medium bomber manufactured by North American Aviation in the United States and used during World War II. By the time production of the plane ended, roughly 10,000 had been built, including PBJ_1 Navy Patrol Bomber and an F-10... For other uses, see Alaska (disambiguation). ... Aleutians seen from space The Aleutian Islands (possibly from Chukchi aliat, island) are a chain of more than 300 small volcanic islands forming an island arc in the Northern Pacific Ocean, occupying an area of 6,821 sq mi (17,666 km²) and extending about 1,200 mi (1,900... Military aircraft began to deploy to Alaska during the last half of 1940. ... United States Military Staff Sergeant insignia (U.S. Air Force) Staff Sergeant is the fifth enlisted rank in the U.S. Air Force, just above Senior Airman and below Technical Sergeant. ...


While in the service, he married fellow Northwestern student Lydia Marie Clarke in 1944. After the war, the two lived in Hell's Kitchen, New York City, where they worked as models. They have a son, Fraser Clarke Heston and an adopted daughter, Holly Ann Heston. Ninth Avenue looking north toward Time Warner Center and Hearst Tower (New York City) Hells Kitchen (also known as Clinton and Midtown West) is a neighborhood of New York City that includes roughly the area between 34th Street and 57th Street, from 8th Avenue to the Hudson River. ... A model is a person who poses or displays for purposes of art, fashion, or other products and advertising. ...


Seeking a way to make it in theater, Charlton and Lydia Heston decided in 1947 to manage a playhouse in Asheville, North Carolina. In 1948, they went back to New York where Heston was offered a supporting role in a Broadway revival of Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra, starring Katharine Cornell, for which he earned acclaim.[citation needed] He also had success in television, playing a number of roles in CBS's Studio One, one of the most popular anthology dramas of the 1950s. For other usages see Theatre (disambiguation) Theater (American English) or Theatre (British English and widespread usage among theatre professionals in the US) is that branch of the performing arts concerned with acting out stories in front of an audience using combinations of speech, gesture, music, dance, sound and spectacle &#8212... Not to be confused with Ashville. ... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Largest metro area Charlotte metro area Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (240 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (900 km)  - % water 9. ... For other uses of Broadway, see Broadway. ... Anthony and Cleopatra, by Lawrence Alma-Tadema. ... Katharine Cornell, as Lucrece Katharine Cornell (February 16, 1893-June 9, 1974) was born on February 16, 1893 (although most sources cite the incorrect year of 1898) in Berlin, Germany to American parents, and raised in Buffalo, New York. ... This article is about the broadcast network. ... Studio One was an American dramatic anthology television series, sponsored by Westinghouse Electric Corporation. ... Anthrology Drama, or Anthrology Dramas, or Anthrology Drama(s): Anthrology Dramas are dramas that are theatrical in nature. ...


Acting career

Heston's most frequently played roles on stage include the title role in Macbeth, Sir Thomas More in A Man For All Seasons, and Mark Antony in both Julius Caesar and Antony and Cleopatra. He also cited Mister Roberts as one of his favorite roles, and tried unsuccessfully to revive the show in the early '90s. This article is about Shakespeares play. ... Portrait of Sir Thomas More by Hans Holbein the Younger Sir Thomas More (7 February 1478–6 July 1535), posthumously known also as Saint Thomas More, was an English lawyer, author, and politician. ... This article is about the play. ... Bust of Mark Antony Marcus Antonius (Latin: M·ANTONIVS·M·F·M·N[1]) ( January 14 83 BC – August 1, 30 BC), known in English as Mark Antony, was a Roman politician and general. ... Julius Caesar is a tragedy by William Shakespeare. ... Anthony and Cleopatra, by Lawrence Alma-Tadema. ... Mister Roberts is a novel, a Tony Award–winning play, and a 1955 Academy Award–nominated film. ...

from the trailer for the film Ben-Hur (1959)

He was unable to use his birth name, John Carter, as an actor because it bore too close a resemblance to the name of the hero in Edgar Rice Burroughs' first novel A Princess of Mars, which was in development at the time although the production fell through. In 1950, he earned recognition for his appearance in his first professional movie, Dark City. His breakthrough came in 1952 with his role of a circus manager in The Greatest Show on Earth. Heston was Billy Wilder's first choice to play JJ Sefton in Stalag 17 (1953). The role was eventually given to Oscar winner William Holden. But the muscular, 6 ft 3 in, square jawed Heston became an icon by portraying Moses in The Ten Commandments, a part he was chosen for reportedly because director Cecil B. DeMille thought that he bore an uncanny resemblance to the statue of Moses by Michelangelo. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Ben-Hur is a 1959 epic film directed by William Wyler, and is the third version of Lew Wallaces novel, Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1880). ... Edgar Rice Burroughs Edgar Rice Burroughs (September 1, 1875 – March 19, 1950) was an American author, best known for his creation of the jungle hero Tarzan, although he also produced works in many genres. ... A Princess of Mars is an Edgar Rice Burroughs science fiction novel, the first of his famous Barsoom series. ... Dark City was a 1950 black-and-white film in the film noir style. ... The Greatest Show on Earth is the slogan for the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus. ... Billy Wilder (June 22, 1906 – March 27, 2002) was an Austrian-born, Jewish-American journalist, screenwriter, film director, and producer whose career spanned more than 50 years and 60 films. ... Stalag 17 is a 1953 war film which tells the story of a group of American G.I.s held in a German World War II prisoner of war camp who come to believe one of their number is a traitor. ... The Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role is one of the awards given to actors working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... William Holden (April 17, 1918 – ca. ... Moses with the Tablets, 1659, by Rembrandt This article is about the Biblical figure. ... The Ten Commandments is a 1956 motion picture dramatizing the Biblical story of Moses, an Egyptian prince-turned deliverer of the Hebrew slaves. ... Cecil Blount DeMille (August 12, 1881 – January 21, 1959) was one of the most successful filmmakers during the first half of the 20th century. ... For other uses, see Michelangelo (disambiguation). ...


He played leading roles in a number of fictional and historical epics—such as Ben-Hur, El Cid, 55 Days at Peking, The Agony and the Ecstasy (as Michelangelo himself), and Khartoum—during his long career. He once quipped, "They seem to think I have a Medieval face!"[citation needed] He won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his 1959 performance in the title role of Ben-Hur, one of 11 earned by that film. Heston accepted the role in Ben-Hur after Burt Lancaster, another similarly tall, muscular, square jawed, blonde, blue eyed actor, turned it down. Lancaster, an atheist,[citation needed] wanted nothing to do with the film because he considered it a "piece of religious crap."[citation needed]. Many years later, Lancaster charged that if Heston became typecast in heroic roles it was his own fault, because "he accepted the limitation." However, Lancaster later took on the role of Moses in a TV version of Moses' life. Ben-Hur is a 1959 epic film directed by William Wyler, and is the third version of Lew Wallaces novel, Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1880). ... El Cid is a 1961 historical epic film made by Samuel Bronston Productions in association with The Rank Organisation and released by Allied Artists. ... 55 Days at Peking is a 1963 historical epic film made by Samuel Bronston Productions and released by Allied Artists. ... The Agony and the Ecstasy is a 1965 film directed by Carol Reed, starring Charlton Heston as Michelangelo and Rex Harrison as Pope Julius II. The film was shot in Todd-AO and Cinemascope versions. ... Charlton Heston (right) as Gordon with Richard Johnson (left) as Colonel J.D.H. Stewart Khartoum is a 1966 film written by Robert Ardrey and directed by Basil Dearden. ... The Middle Ages formed the middle period in a traditional schematic division of European history into three ages: the classical civilization of Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and modern times. ... The Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role is one of the awards given to actors working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... See also: 1958 in film 1959 1960 in film 1950s in film 1960s in film years in film film Events The Three Stooges make their 180th and last short film, Sappy Bullfighters. ... Burt Lancaster (November 2, 1913 – October 20, 1994) was an Oscar-winning American film actor, noted for his athletic physique (a rare thing for leading men of that time), distinct smile (which he called The Grin) and, later, his willingness to play roles that went against his initial tough guy... For information about the band, see Atheist (band). ... For other meanings, see typecasting. ...


Heston starred in a number of science fiction films and disaster films between 1968 and 1974, some of which, like Planet of the Apes, The Omega Man, Soylent Green, and Earthquake, were hugely successful at the time of their release and have since become classics. Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... With the release of The Poseidon Adventure (1972), the Disaster film officially became a movie-going craze. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... Planet of the Apes is a 1968 science fiction film about an astronaut (Charlton Heston) who finds himself stranded on an Earth-like planet two thousand years in the future. ... The Omega Man is a 1971 science fiction thriller starring Charlton Heston. ... For the metal band, see Soilent Green. ... Earthquake is the title of a blockbuster 1974 film that was among several successful so-called disaster movies of the 1970s that places an all-star cast in life and death situations. ...


Heston fought at times for his artistic choices. In 1958, he maneuvered Universal International into allowing Orson Welles to direct him in Touch of Evil, and in 1965 he fought the studio in support of Sam Peckinpah, when an attempt was made to interfere with his direction of Major Dundee, despite the fact that Peckinpah was so temperamental that at one point the normally even-keeled Heston found himself threatening the diminutive director with his cavalry sabre when he felt that Peckinpah was mistreating his cast. Heston was also president of the Screen Actors Guild from 1966 to 1971. Universal Studios logo Universal Studios is a famous Hollywood movie studio located at 100 Universal City Plaza Drive in Universal City, California, which is in the San Fernando Valley. ... This article includes a list of works cited or a list of external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... Touch of Evil (1958) is considered one of the last examples of film noir in the genres classic era (from the early 1940s until the late 1950s). ... David Samuel Sam Peckinpah (February 21, 1925 – December 28, 1984) was an American film director who achieved iconic status following the release of his 1969 Western epic The Wild Bunch. ... Major Dundee was a 1965 Western film written by Harry Julian Fink and directed by Sam Peckinpah. ... The Screen Actors Guild (S.A.G.) is the labor union representing over 120,000 film actors in the United States. ...


In 1970, he portrayed Mark Antony again, this time in a Technicolor film version of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar (the first Technicolor film ever made of a Shakespeare play). His co-stars in the nearly all-star cast included Jason Robards as Brutus, Richard Johnson as Cassius, John Gielgud as Caesar, Diana Rigg as Portia, Robert Vaughn as Casca, and Richard Chamberlain as Octavius. Logo celebrating Technicolors 90th Anniversary Technicolor is the trademark for a series of color film processes pioneered by Technicolor Motion Picture Corporation (a subsidiary of Technicolor, Inc. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Richard Johnson may refer to: Richard Johnson, the Somerset and England cricketer; Richard Mentor Johnson, the 19th century United States politician and vice-president; Richard Johnson, the 16th century romance writer; Richard Johnson, the English actor; Reverend Richard Johnson, chaplain to first settlement in New South Wales; Richard Johnson (1830... Sir Arthur John Gielgud, OM, CH (14 April 1904 – 21 May 2000), known as Sir John Gielgud, was an English theatre and film actor. ... Dame Enid Diana Elizabeth Rigg DBE (born 20 July 1938) is an English actress. ... Robert Francis Vaughn (born November 22, 1932) is an American actor noted for stage, film and television work. ... Richard Chamberlain, right, as John Blackthorne, and John Rhys-Davies, left, as the Portuguese Pilot Vasco Rodrigues in the Shogun television miniseries. ...


In 1971 he made his directorial debut with Antony and Cleopatra, an adaptation of the William Shakespeare play that he had performed during his earlier theater career, and portrayed Mark Antony once more. Hidegarde Neil was Cleopatra, and Eric Porter was Enobarbus. After receiving scathing reviews, the film never went to theaters, and now rarely turns up on television. It has not been released on DVD. Charlton Heston film of Antony and Cleopatra Antony and Cleopatra is a 1972 film adaptation of the play of the same name by William Shakespeare made by the Rank Organisation. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Eric Richard Porter (April 8, 1928 - May 15, 1995) was a distinguished English actor who appeared on stage as well as in cinema and television. ...


Beginning with 1973's The Three Musketeers, Heston began playing an increasing number of supporting roles and cameos. Despite this, his immense popularity never died, and he saw a steady stream of film and television roles after that. He starred in the prime-time soap, The Colbys from 1985 to 1987, his only stint on series television. Heston has an instantly recognizable voice, and was often heard as a narrator. Heston had cameos in the films Tombstone and True Lies. With his son Fraser, he starred in and produced several made for cable movies, including remakes of "Treasure Island" and "A Man For All Seasons". Heston received great reviews for his 1992 series on the A&E cable network, "Charlton Heston Presents The Bible", which achieved great success on video and DVD. In 1993, he appeared in a cameo role in Wayne's World 2, in a scene wherein main character Wayne Campbell (Mike Myers) requests that a small role be filled by a better actor than the performer currently filling it. That same year, he hosted Saturday Night Live. The Three Musketeers is a 1973 film based on the novel by Alexandre Dumas, père. ... The Colbys (originally titled Dynasty II: The Colbys) was a primetime television soap opera which aired from November 1985 to March 1987. ... The Narrator is the entity within a story that tells the story to the reader. ... Tombstone is a 1993 Western movie written by Kevin Jarre and directed by George P. Cosmatos. ... True Lies is a 1994 action/comedy remake of the 1991 French film La Totale!. It was directed by James Cameron, and stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tom Arnold, Bill Paxton, Tia Carrere, Charlton Heston and Art Malik. ... Waynes World 2 is a 1993 comedy film starring Mike Myers and Dana Carvey as hosts of a cable access television show from Aurora, Illinois. ... This article is about the actor. ... This article is about the American television series. ...


In 2001, Heston made a cameo appearance in Tim Burton's remake of Planet of the Apes. In the film, he plays an elderly, dying ape who introduces arms to his species by giving a pistol to his son. Timothy Tim William Burton (born August 25, 1958) is an Academy Award-nominated American film director, writer and designer notable for the quirky and gothic atmosphere of his films. ... This article is about the 2001 film. ...


Off screen

Heston had a hip replacement in 1998, shortly after he was elected President of the National Rifle Association. He was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 1998. It went into remission in the next year following a course of radiation treatment. In August 2002, Heston publicly announced that he was diagnosed with symptoms consistent with Alzheimer's disease.[2] In July 2003, he received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, from President George W. Bush at the White House. In March 2005, various newspapers reported that family and friends of Heston were apparently shocked by the rapid progression of his illness, and that he was sometimes unable to get out of bed. In August 2005, a rumor circulated that Heston had been hospitalized with pneumonia at a Los Angeles hospital, but this was never confirmed by the family. In April 2006, various news sources reported that Heston's illness was at an advanced stage and his family were worried he might not survive the year. According to his son Fraser, his father is doing as well as can be expected and is now infirm at his Beverly Hills home.[citation needed] This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article concerns the National Rifle Association of the USA. For the UK organisation, see National Rifle Association of the United Kingdom The National Rifle Association, or NRA, is a non-profit group for the promotion of marksmanship, firearm safety, and the protection of hunting and personal protection firearm rights... HRPC redirects here. ... Remission is the state of absence of disease activity in patients with known chronic illness. ... Varian Clinac 2100C Linear Accelerator Radiation therapy (or radiotherapy) is the medical use of ionizing radiation as part of cancer treatment to control malignant cells (not to be confused with radiology, the use of radiation in medical imaging and diagnosis). ... The Presidential Medal of Freedom The Presidential Medal of Freedom is one of the two highest civilian awards in the United States and is bestowed by the President of the United States (the other award which is considered its equivalent is the Congressional Gold Medal, which is bestowed by an... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the forty-third and current President of the United States of America, originally inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... For other uses, see White House (disambiguation). ... This article is about human pneumonia. ... For other uses, see: Beverly Hills (disambiguation). ...


Heston is the chairman and co-founder of Agamemnon Films.


Political activism

Charlton Heston (left) with Marlon Brando, James Baldwin, and Harry Belafonte at Civil Rights March 1963

In his earlier years, Heston was a liberal Democrat, campaigning for Presidential candidates Adlai Stevenson in 1956 and John F. Kennedy in 1960. A civil rights activist, he accompanied Martin Luther King Jr. during the civil rights march held in Washington, D.C. in 1963, even going so far as to wear a sign that read "All Men Are Created Equal". Heston later claimed it a point of pride that he helped in the civil rights cause "long before Hollywood found it fashionable", as he often says in his speeches. Heston had also planned to campaign for Lyndon Johnson, but was unable to do so when filming on Major Dundee went over schedule. Image File history File links Heston_Baldwin_Brando_Civil_Rights_March_1963. ... Image File history File links Heston_Baldwin_Brando_Civil_Rights_March_1963. ... Marlon Brando, Jr. ... James Arthur Baldwin (August 2, 1924 – November 30, 1987) was an American novelist, short story writer, playwright, poet, and essayist, best known for his novel Go Tell It on the Mountain. ... Harold George Belafonete, Jr. ... Look up liberal on Wiktionary, the free dictionary Liberal may refer to: Politics: Liberalism American liberalism, a political trend in the USA Political progressivism, a political ideology that is for change, often associated with liberal movements Liberty, the condition of being free from control or restrictions Liberal Party, members of... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... Adlai Ewing Stevenson II (February 5, 1900 – July 14, 1965) was an American politician, noted for intellectual demeanor and advocacy of liberal causes in the Democratic party. ... John Kennedy and JFK redirect here. ... Civil rights or positive rights are those legal rights retained by citizens and protected by the government. ... Martin Luther King, Jr. ... For other uses, see Washington, D.C. (disambiguation). ... Lyndon Baines Johnson (August 27, 1908–January 22, 1973), often referred to as LBJ, was an American politician. ... Major Dundee was a 1965 Western film written by Harry Julian Fink and directed by Sam Peckinpah. ...


In 1968, following the assassination of Senator Robert F. Kennedy, Heston appeared on The Joey Bishop Show and, along with fellow actors Gregory Peck, Kirk Douglas and James Stewart, called for public support for President Johnson's Gun Control Act of 1968. He later claimed he was "young and foolish."[citation needed] In 1969, Heston was asked by some Democrats to run for the California State Senate, a move that would have likely had bipartisan support in the state.[citation needed] He declined because he wanted to continue acting. Robert Francis Bobby Kennedy (November 20, 1925 – June 6, 1968), also called RFK, was one of two younger brothers of U.S. President John F. Kennedy and served as United States Attorney General from 1961 to 1964. ... Gregory Peck (April 5, 1916 – June 12, 2003) was an Academy Award-winning American film actor. ... Kirk Douglas (born Issur Danielovitch Demsky December 9, 1916) is an iconic American actor and film producer known for his gravelly voice and his recurring roles as the kinds of characters Douglas himself once described as sons of bitches. He is also father to Hollywood actor and producer Michael Douglas. ... For other persons named James Stewart, see James Stewart (disambiguation). ... The Gun Control Act of 1968, Pub. ...


He was also an opponent of McCarthyism and racial segregation, which he saw as only helping the cause of Communism worldwide. He opposed the Vietnam War and considered Richard Nixon a disaster for America. He turned down John Wayne's offer of a role in The Alamo, because the film was a right-wing allegory for the Cold War. A 1947 comic book published by the Catechetical Guild Educational Society warning of the dangers of a Communist takeover. ... Racial segregation characterised by separation of different races in daily life, such as eating in a restaurant, drinking from a water fountain, using a rest room, attending school, going to the movies, or in the rental or purchase of a home. ... This article is about the form of society and political movement. ... Combatants Republic of Vietnam United States Republic of Korea Thailand Australia New Zealand The Philippines National Front for the Liberation of South Vietnam Democratic Republic of Vietnam People’s Republic of China Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea Strength US 1,000,000 South Korea 300,000 Australia 48,000... Nixon redirects here. ... For other persons named John Wayne, see John Wayne (disambiguation). ... The Alamo was released in 1960 by United Artists, starring John Wayne as Davy Crockett, Richard Widmark as Jim Bowie and Laurence Harvey as William B. Travis, and featuring Frankie Avalon, Chill Wills, Patrick Wayne, Linda Cristal, Joseph Calleia as Juan Seguin, Ruben Padilla as Santa Anna, Richard Boone as... For other uses, see Cold War (disambiguation). ...


By the 1980s, however, Heston had began to support more conservative positions on such issues as affirmative action and gun rights. Heston changed his registration from Democrat to Republican. He has campaigned for Republican candidates and Presidents Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush. Conservatism is a term used to describe political philosophies that favor tradition and gradual change, where tradition refers to religious, cultural, or nationally defined beliefs and customs. ... Manifestations Slavery Racial profiling Lynching Hate speech Hate crime Genocide (examples) Ethnocide Ethnic cleansing Pogrom Race war Religious persecution Gay bashing Blood libel Paternalism Police brutality Movements Policies Discriminatory Race / Religion / Sex segregation Apartheid Redlining Internment Anti-discriminatory Emancipation Civil rights Desegregation Integration Equal opportunity Counter-discriminatory Affirmative action Racial... The phrase Gun politics refers to the views of different people within a particular country as to what degree of control (increased gun rights vs. ... Reagan redirects here. ... George Herbert Walker Bush (born June 12, 1924) was the 41st President of the United States, serving from 1989 to 1993. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the forty-third and current President of the United States of America, originally inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ...


He is an honorary life member of the NRA and was its president and spokesman from 1998 until his resignation in 2003. As NRA president, he is perhaps best known, while raising a hand-made Brooks flintlock rifle over his head at the 2000 NRA convention, for saying that presidential candidate Al Gore would take away his Second Amendment rights "from my cold, dead hands." (In announcing his resignation in 2003, he would again raise a rifle over his head, this time repeating only the famous five words of his 2000 speech.) This article concerns the National Rifle Association of the USA. For the UK organisation, see National Rifle Association of the United Kingdom The National Rifle Association, or NRA, is a non-profit group for the promotion of marksmanship, firearm safety, and the protection of hunting and personal protection firearm rights... This article is about the former Vice President of the United States. ... The Bill of Rights in the National Archives Amendment II (the Second Amendment) of the United States Constitution, which is part of the Bill of Rights, declares a well regulated militia as being necessary to the security of a free State, and prohibits infringement of the right of the people...


Heston has been harshly criticized by advocates of gun control. Michael Moore interviewed Heston in his home in the 2002 documentary film Bowling for Columbine. Moore asked questions regarding an NRA meeting held in Denver, Colorado in April 1999, shortly after the Columbine high school massacre in nearby Littleton and the very publicized shooting and death of 6-year-old Kayla Rolland in her first grade classroom near Flint, Michigan. Moore begins the interview by showing Heston that he is a fellow member of the NRA, gaining his interest. Heston eventually stands and walks away from Moore mid-interview when Moore suggests Heston should apologize to the people of Flint for holding the meeting mentioned above. Many of the festivities and activities of the convention in Denver were cancelled; an annual meeting was still held in compliance with NRA bylaws, as well as the applicable federal and New York state laws for a corporation such as the NRA.[3] Michael Francis Moore (born April 23, 1954) is an American political-activist, a film director, author, social commentator, and political humorist. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Documentary film is a broad category of visual expression that is based on the attempt, in one fashion or another, to document reality. ... Bowling for Columbine is a controversial documentary film written, directed, produced by, and starring Michael Moore. ... Denver redirects here. ... Official language(s) English Capital Denver Largest city Denver Largest metro area Denver-Aurora Metro Area Area  Ranked 8th  - Total 104,185 sq mi (269,837 km²)  - Width 280 miles (451 km)  - Length 380 miles (612 km)  - % water 0. ... The Columbine High School massacre occurred on Tuesday, April 20, 1999, at Columbine High School in unincorporated Jefferson County, Colorado (the CDP of Columbine) near Denver and Littleton. ... Kayla Rolland Kayla Rolland (May 12, 1993 – February 29, 2000) was the six-year-old girl killed by six-year-old Dedrick Owens, a first grade classmate of African American descent in the Theo J. Buell Elementary School in Mount Morris Township, Michigan, near Flint. ... Nickname: Location of Flint within Genesee County, Michigan. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ...


Actor George Clooney joked about Heston's Alzheimer's and defended his comments saying that Heston deserved whatever was said about him for his involvement with the NRA;[4] Heston responded by saying that Clooney lacked "class," and said he felt sorry for Clooney, as Clooney had as much of a chance of developing Alzheimer's as anyone else.[5] George Timothy Clooney (born May 6, 1961) is an American actor, director, producer and screenwriter who gained fame as one of the lead doctors in the long-running television drama, ER (1994–99), as Anthony Edwardss best friend and partner, Dr. Douglas Doug Ross, but is best known for... Alzheimers disease (AD) or senile dementia of Alzheimers type is a neurodegenerative disease which results in a loss of mental functions due to the deterioration of brain tissue. ...


In 1996 Charlton Heston attended the Conservative Political Action Conference, an annual gathering of conservative movement organizations. There he posed for a group photo that included Gordon Lee Baum, the founder of the Council of Conservative Citizens (CCC) and former White Citizens Council organizer. Former conservative Republican Senator George Allen (VA) also appears in the photo[6] which was published in the Summer 1996 issue of the CCC's newsletter, the Citizens Informer. CPAC 2006 Conservative Political Action Conference is an annual political conference attended by some 5000+ conservatives, activists, and elected officials from across the United States. ... Gordon Lee Baum is the current director of the Council of Conservative Citizens a white nationalist, neo-confederate, paleoconservative organization that succeeded the White Citizens Council. ... The Council of Conservative Citizens (CofCC) is an American paleoconservative political organization that supports a large variety of localized grassroots causes including white separatism, and which opposes racial integration,[1] multiculturalism and political correctness. ... The White Citizens Council movement was a U.S. movement against racial desegregation. ... George Allen can refer to several people: George Venebale Allen, (1903-1970), U.S. diplomat. ...


Heston has often been accused of being homophobic, having drawn comparisons as to why it is alright to leave "homosexual men alone in tents with young boys" but it is not alright to allow innocent gun owners to own their guns, and also for expressing the opinion that gays are entitled to the same rights as heterosexuals, not more rights. He denied that Michelangelo, whom he played in The Agony and the Ecstasy, was homosexual. In 1995 he denied a claim by screenwriter Gore Vidal that there had been a gay subtext to his most famous film, Ben Hur, though Gore, one of the screenwriters, recalls writing that implication into it, and agreeing never to mention the subtext to Heston though he did so to Boyd.[7]. However, Heston has never directly or openly professed to disdain homosexuals. For other uses, see Michelangelo (disambiguation). ... The Agony and the Ecstasy is a biographical novel about Michelangelo Buonarroti written by Irving Stone. ... Eugene Luther Gore Vidal (born October 3, 1925) (pronounced and , ) is an American author of novels, stage plays, screenplays, and essays, and the scion of a prominent political family. ... Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ is a sword-and-sandal historical fiction epic originally depicted in the 1880 book by American general and author Lew Wallace. ...


According to his autobiography In the Arena, Heston also recognised the right of freedom of speech exercised by others. In an address to students at Harvard Law School entitled Winning the Cultural War, Heston expressed his disdain for political correctness and its chilling effect on free speech, stating "If Americans believed in political correctness, we'd still be King George's boys - subjects bound to the British crown."[8] He has also stated that "Political correctness is tyranny with manners".[9] Harvard Law School (colloquially, Harvard Law or HLS) is one of the professional graduate schools of Harvard University. ... Political correctness is the alteration of language to redress real or alleged injustices and discrimination or to avoid offense. ...


Heston is an opponent of abortion and gave the introduction to a 1987 pro-life documentary by Bernard Nathanson called Eclipse of Reason which focuses on late-term abortions. Heston also served on the Advisory Board of Accuracy in Media (AIM), a conservative media watchdog group founded by the late Reed Irvine. Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about the social movement. ... Bernard Nathanson (born 31 July 1926 in New York) is a medical doctor and pro-life activist from New York. ... Accuracy In Media (AIM) is an American organization which monitors the news media in the United States. ... Reed Irvine (1922 to 11-16-2004) was a economist turned media watchdog with known conservative sympathies. ...


Heston in popular culture

The Bills were a youth subculture that thrived in Léopoldville (modern-day Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo) in the late 1950s, basing much of their image and outlook on the cowboys of American Western movies, especially Heston's film Pony Express (1953). A bill can be one of: paper documents used as currency (notes in British English): see Banknote. ... In sociology, anthropology and cultural studies, a subculture is a set of people with a set of behaviors and beliefs, culture, which could be distinct or hidden, that differentiate them from the larger culture to which they belong. ... Kinshasa (formerly Léopoldville or, before 1960, also Leopoldstad) is the capital and largest city of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. ... The 1950s decade refers to the years 1950 to 1959 inclusive. ... For other uses, see Cowboy (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


In the video game "Postal²", there are many allusions to Heston, such as a difficulty level called "Hestonworld" and the "Postal Dude" considering him as "his President". Postal² is a 2003 computer game by Running With Scissors (RWS). ...


Spotswoode's voice in the film Team America: World Police is a homage of Heston. The Switchfoot song, Might Have Ben Hur is dedicated to Charlton Heston. Team America: World Police Team America: World Police is a 2004 movie by Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the creators of the Comedy Central television program South Park. ...


Heston was frequently parodied, and often "portrayed", on The Simpsons, by Phil Hartman. Simpsons redirects here. ... Phil Hartman (born as Philip Edward Hartmann) (September 24, 1948 – May 28, 1998) was a Canadian-United States Emmy Award-winning writer as well as an actor, voice artist, comedian and graphic artist. ...


On the sketch comedy show MADtv, Heston was parodied by then-cast member Pat Kilbane. Sketch Show redirects here. ... For other uses, see Mad TV (disambiguation). ... Pat Kilbane Pat Kilbane (rn November 5, 1969) is a very tall comic actor. ...


Heston was parodied by the animated show The Angry Beavers on multiple occasions. The line "Get your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty apes!" (from Planet of the Apes) was spoken by the show's lead characters Daggett and Norbert in several episodes, and in one episode the two quoted a passage of dialogue from Ben-Hur (1959). The Angry Beavers is an Emmy Award nominated Nickelodeon American animated television series about Daggett and Norbert Beaver, two brothers who are beavers who have left their parents and home to become bachelors in the forest. ... Planet of the Apes is a 1968 science fiction film about an astronaut (Charlton Heston) who finds himself stranded on an Earth-like planet two thousand years in the future. ... Ben-Hur is a 1959 epic film directed by William Wyler, and is the third version of Lew Wallaces novel, Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1880). ...


In the animated TV show Family Guy, Heston is accidentally shot by character Joe Swanson. Joe is horrified and apologizes profusely. As he collapses, Heston replies "That's OK, son - it's your right as an American citizen!" Family Guy is an Emmy Award-winning American animated television series about a dysfunctional family in the fictional town of Quahog, Rhode Island. ... Lieutenant Joseph Joe Swanson is a fictional character in the Fox animated television show Family Guy. ...


Anglo-Irish band Stump released a single entitled Charlton Heston about his film The Ten Commandments. The song contains the short chorus "They'd always ask us to describe, How Charlton Heston put his vest on" amidst humorous descriptions of scenes from the film. [10] Stump were an Anglo-Irish indie/experimental/rock group featuring Mick Lynch (vocals), Kev Hopper (bass), Rob McKahey (drums) and Chris Salmon (guitar) formed in London in 1983. ...


Boston hardcore punk band Slapshot has a song called "Shoot Charlton Heston". It has appeared, amongst others, on their greatest hits album. Hardcore punk, now commonly known as hardcore, is a subgenre of punk rock that originated in North America in the late 1970s. ... High energy band of the straight edge movement. ...


Heston was mentioned in the song "The Idiots Are Taking Over" by the punk rock band NoFX, in the line "And I'm starting to feel a lot like Charlton Heston, stranded on a primate planet." Punk rock is an anti-establishment music movement beginning around 1976 (although precursors can be found several years earlier), exemplified and popularised by The Ramones, the Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned. ... NOFX is an American punk rock band formed in Los Angeles, California (now based in San Francisco), in 1983. ...


Filmography

Peer Gynt (IPA: ) is a play by the Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen. ... For other uses, see 1941 (disambiguation). ... Julius Caesar (1950) was a film adaptation of the Shakespeare play Julius Caesar. ... Year 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Dark City was a 1950 black-and-white film in the film noir style. ... The Greatest Show on Earth is the slogan for the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus. ... Year 1952 (MCMLII) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Presidents Lady is a 1953 biographical film of the life of American president, Andrew Jackson and his marriage to Rachel Donelson Robards. ... January 7 - President Harry S. Truman announces the United States has developed a hydrogen bomb. ... Heston and Parker in The Naked Jungle The Naked Jungle was a 1954 film directed by Byron Haskin, and starring Charlton Heston and Eleanor Parker. ... Year 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Secret Of The Incas is a 1954 film. ... Year 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1955 Gregorian calendar). ... The Private War of Major Benson is 1955 comedy film starring Charlton Heston, Julie Adams, Tim Hovey about a tough talking U.S. Army Officer who must help save a boys military school or be forced out of the army. ... The Ten Commandments is a 1956 motion picture dramatizing the Biblical story of Moses, an Egyptian prince-turned deliverer of the Hebrew slaves. ... A car from 1956 Year 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Three Violent People is a 1957 American western movie starring Charlton Heston. ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ... Touch of Evil (1958) is considered one of the last examples of film noir in the genres classic era (from the early 1940s until the late 1950s). ... Jan. ... The Big Country was a 1958 American movie starring Gregory Peck, Jean Simmons, Carroll Baker, Charlton Heston, Burl Ives, Charles Bickford, and Chuck Connors. ... The Buccaneer is a 1958 film shot in technicolor about a Privateer named Jean Laffite and how he helped in the Battle of New Orleans. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Ben-Hur is a 1959 epic film directed by William Wyler, and is the third version of Lew Wallaces novel, Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1880). ... El Cid is a 1961 historical epic film made by Samuel Bronston Productions in association with The Rank Organisation and released by Allied Artists. ... Year 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Categories: Stub | 1963 films ... For other uses, see 1963 (disambiguation). ... 55 Days at Peking is a 1963 historical epic film made by Samuel Bronston Productions and released by Allied Artists. ... This article is about the film. ... Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ... Major Dundee was a 1965 Western film written by Harry Julian Fink and directed by Sam Peckinpah. ... The Agony and the Ecstasy is a 1965 film directed by Carol Reed, starring Charlton Heston as Michelangelo and Rex Harrison as Pope Julius II. The film was shot in Todd-AO and Cinemascope versions. ... The War Lord is a 1965 film starring Charlton Heston. ... Charlton Heston (right) as Gordon with Richard Johnson (left) as Colonel J.D.H. Stewart Khartoum is a 1966 film written by Robert Ardrey and directed by Basil Dearden. ... Year 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see The Jungle Book (disambiguation). ... Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Planet of the Apes is a 1968 science fiction film about an astronaut (Charlton Heston) who finds himself stranded on an Earth-like planet two thousand years in the future. ... Will Penny is a 1968 western film starring Charlton Heston as an aging cow hand who at the end of a long trail hires on to ride the boundary of a ranch over the winter. ... Number One was released in 1969 by United Artists. ... Also: 1969 (number) 1969 (movie) 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ... Year 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970), is the first of four sequels to Planet of the Apes (1968), with James Franciscus, Kim Hunter, and Charlton Heston in a supporting role. ... Julius Caesar is a 1970 independent (Commonwealth United Entertainment) film of William Shakespeares play. ... The Hawaiians is a 1970 American motion picture based on the novel Hawaii by James A. Michener. ... The Omega Man is a 1971 science fiction thriller starring Charlton Heston. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar, known as the year of cyclohexanol. ... Charlton Heston film of Antony and Cleopatra Antony and Cleopatra is a 1972 film adaptation of the play of the same name by William Shakespeare made by the Rank Organisation. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Skyjacked is a 1972 disaster film starring Charlton Heston, James Brolin, and Yvette Mimieux. ... For other uses, see Call of the Wild (disambiguation) The Call of the Wild is a novel by American writer Jack London. ... For the metal band, see Soilent Green. ... For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ... The Three Musketeers is a 1973 film based on the novel by Alexandre Dumas, père. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... Earthquake is a 1974 action adventure/disaster/thriller film that achieved huge box-office success, inspiring the Disaster film genre of the 1970s where recognizable all-star casts attempt to survive life or death situations. ... The Four Musketeers is the title of a 1974 Richard Lester film, which follows upon his film of the previous year, The Three Musketeers, and covers the second half of Dumass novel. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Midway is a 1976 war film made by the Mirisch Corporation and released by Universal Pictures . ... In the National Football League, the two-minute warning is given when two minutes of game time remain on the game clock in each half of a game, i. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... Gray Lady Down is a little-regarded 1978 disaster movie. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about the year. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... Solar Crisis was a 1990 science fiction film from Japan America Picture Company. ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... Treasure Island is an adventure novel by Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson. ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Waynes World 2 is a 1993 comedy film starring Mike Myers and Dana Carvey as hosts of a cable access television show from Aurora, Illinois. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Tombstone is a 1993 Western movie written by Kevin Jarre and directed by George P. Cosmatos. ... A Century of Cinema is a 1994 documentary directed by Caroline Thomas about the art of filmmaking (coinciding with cinemas 100th anniversary), containing numerous interviews with some of the most influential characters of the twentieth century. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... True Lies is a 1994 action/comedy remake of the 1991 French film La Totale!. It was directed by James Cameron, and stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tom Arnold, Bill Paxton, Tia Carrere, Charlton Heston and Art Malik. ... In the Mouth of Madness (also known as John Carpenters In the Mouth of Madness) is a 1995 horror film (originally intended for a 1994 release) directed by John Carpenter and written by Michael de Luca, who was at the time in charge of New Line Cinema. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... For friendship, see friendship. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... William Shakespeares Hamlet is a 1996 film version of William Shakespeares classic play of the same name, adapted and directed by Kenneth Branagh, who also starred in the title role. ... Hercules is a 1997 animated feature produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures on June 14, 1997. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... For other films with this name, see Armageddon (disambiguation). ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Gideon is an American romantic tragic comedy of the year 1999. ... This article is about the year. ... Any Given Sunday is a 1999 film directed by Oliver Stone starring Al Pacino, Cameron Diaz, Dennis Quaid, Jamie Foxx, James Woods, LL Cool J, Matthew Modine, John C. McGinley, Charlton Heston, Ann-Margret, Lauren Holly, Bill Bellamy, Lela Rochon, Aaron Eckhart, Elizabeth Berkley and Marty Wright. ... Town & Country is a 2001 film starring Warren Beatty and Diane Keaton and directed by Peter Chelsom. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Cats & Dogs is a 2001 comedy film directed by Lawrence Guterman about the relationships between cats and dogs. ... This article is about the 2001 film. ... DVD cover for The Order This article is about the 2001 film starring Jean-Claude Van Damme. ... Bowling for Columbine is a controversial documentary film written, directed, produced by, and starring Michael Moore. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Short Subjects

  • Introducing Charlton Heston (1950)
  • Three Lives (1953)
  • The Five Cities of June (1963) (narrator)
  • The Egyptologists (1965) (narrator)
  • While I Run This Race (1967) (narrator)
  • Think Twentieth (1967)
  • The American Film: 1966 White House Festival of the Arts (1967) (narrator)
  • All About People (1967) (narrator)
  • Rowan & Martin at the Movies (1968)
  • The Movie Experience: A Matter of Choice (1968) (narrator)
  • Rod Laver's Wimbledon (1969) (narrator)
  • The Heart of Variety (1969)
  • The Last Man Alive (1971)
  • Our Active Earth (1972) (narrator)
  • A Look at the World of Soylent Green (1973)
  • Lincoln's Gettysburg Address (1973) (narrator)
  • The Fun of Your Life (1975) (narrator)
  • They Were There (1976)
  • Call from Space (1989) (voice)
  • Alaska: Spirit of the Wild (1997) (narrator)
Awards
Preceded by
Dana Andrews
President of Screen Actors Guild
1965 – 1971
Succeeded by
John Gavin
Preceded by
David Niven
for Separate Tables
Academy Award for Best Actor
1959
for Ben-Hur
Succeeded by
Burt Lancaster
for Elmer Gantry
Preceded by
Jules C. Stein
Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award
1977
Succeeded by
Leo Jaffe
Preceded by
Sammy Davis, Jr., Helen Hayes, Alan King, and Jack Lemmon
44th Academy Awards
Oscars host
45th Academy Awards (with Carol Burnett, Michael Caine, and Rock Hudson)
Succeeded by
John Huston, David Niven, Burt Reynolds, and Diana Ross
46th Academy Awards
Preceded by
Marion P. Hammer
President of the National Rifle Association
1998 – 2003
Succeeded by
Kayne Robinson

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For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Dana Andrews (January 1, 1909 - December 17, 1992) was an American film actor. ... The Screen Actors Guild (S.A.G.) is the labor union representing over 120,000 film actors in the United States. ... For other persons named John Gavin, see John Gavin (disambiguation). ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... 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Elmer Gantry is a 1960 film based on the 1927 novel by Sinclair Lewis, which tells the story of a confidence man who teams with a woman evangelist in selling religion for profit to small-town America. ... Jules C. Stein (b. ... The Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award is awarded periodically (although not every year) at the Academy Award ceremonies for outstanding contributions to humanitarian causes. ... This article is about the entertainer. ... Helen Hayes (October 10, 1900 – March 17, 1993) was a two-time Academy Award-winning American actress whose successful and award-winning career spanned almost 70 years. ... Alan King Alan King (December 26, 1927 – May 9, 2004), born Irwin Alan Kniberg, was an American comedian known for his biting wit and often angry humorous rants. ... John Uhler Lemmon III (February 8, 1925 – June 27, 2001), better known as Jack Lemmon, was a two-time Academy Award and Cannes Award-winning American actor and comedian. ... 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Hammer was the first female President of the National Rifle Association ([1]), an American gun-owners rights lobby organization. ... This article concerns the National Rifle Association of the USA. For the UK organisation, see National Rifle Association of the United Kingdom The National Rifle Association, or NRA, is a non-profit group for the promotion of marksmanship, firearm safety, and the protection of hunting and personal protection firearm rights... Categories: Stub | Vietnam War veterans ...

Books

Heston has written several books, including autobiographies and religious books:

  • The Actor's Life (ISBN 0-671-83016-3)
  • In the Arena: An Autobiography (ISBN 1-57297-267-X)
  • The Courage to be Free (ISBN 978-0970368805)
  • Beijing Diary (ISBN 0-671-68706-9)
  • To Be a Man: Letters to My Grandson (ISBN 0-7432-1311-4)
  • Charlton Heston Presents the Bible (ISBN 1-57719-270-2)
  • Charlton Heston's Hollywood: 50 Years in American Film with Jean-Pierre Isbouts (ISBN 1-57719-357-1)

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  1. ^ Film Reference Biography.
  2. ^ Charlton Heston has Alzheimer's symptoms. CNN News. 9 August 2002.
  3. ^ Flynn, Kevin. NRA curtails convention. Rocky Mountain News. 22 April 1999.
  4. ^ What's up with George Clooney? WorldNetDaily.com. 20 January 2003.
  5. ^ Heston Slams Clooney For Alzheimer's Joke. TheBostonChannel.com. 23 January 2003.
  6. ^ Blumenthal, Max. Beyond Macaca: The Photograph That Haunts George Allen. 29 August 2006.
  7. ^ Vidal, Gore. Palimpsest-A Memoir. 1995. pp.303-307
  8. ^ Heston, Charlton. Winning the Cultural War. 16 February 1999.
  9. ^ Internet Movie Database
  10. ^ Lyrics to Charlton Heston by Stump

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Charlton Heston
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NAME Heston, Charlton
ALTERNATIVE NAMES Carter, John Charles
SHORT DESCRIPTION American actor
DATE OF BIRTH 4 October 1924
PLACE OF BIRTH Evanston, Illinois, U.S.
DATE OF DEATH
PLACE OF DEATH

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Charlton Heston - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1503 words)
Charlton Heston (born October 4, 1923) is an Academy Award-winning American film actor noted for heroic roles and his long involvement in political issues.
Heston was born John Charles Carter in Evanston, Illinois to Lilla Charlton and Russell Whitford Carter.
Heston also starred in various science fiction films and disaster movies, some of which, like Planet of the Apes, Soylent Green, Earthquake and The Omega Man, were hugely successful at the time of their release and have since become cult classics.
CNN.com - Charlton Heston has Alzheimer's symptoms - August 9, 2002 (666 words)
Charlton Heston announced through a videotape Friday that he has a neurological illness that could be Alzheimer's disease.
Heston, 77, is a friend of former President Ronald Reagan, 91, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in 1994, and his wife, Nancy.
Heston's use of the phrase "symptoms consistent with Alzheimer's disease" probably means he has the disease, said Bill Thies, vice president for medical and scientific affairs at the Alzheimer's Association.
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