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Charlton Heston

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Charlton Heston

American actor of film, theatre and televisionadd

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1924.

Countries: United States (64%), United Kingdom (11%), (6%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Orson Welles, Burt Lancaster, James Stewart

Linked to: Northwestern University, National Rifle Association, New Trier High School, Time

 

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Charlton Heston was born in 1924 add something


1931

Rodd Redwing - After coming to films for Cecil B. DeMille in 1931's "The Squaw Man", he became gun handling coach to Alan Ladd, Ronald Reagan, Burt Lancaster, Glenn Ford, Richard Widmark, Anthony Quinn, Charlton Heston, Dean_Martin, Fred MacMurray and scores more


1940

Glenda Farrell - Farrell went out of vogue in the 1940s but made a comeback later in life, appearing in "Secret of the Incas" , the Charlton Heston adventure epic upon which "Raiders of the Lost Ark" was based a quarter century later, and winning an Emmy *award in 1963, for her work in the television series "Ben Casey"

 

Emilio Cigoli - He was the Italian voice of nearly every major Hollywood star from the 1940s through the 1960s, including John Wayne, Gary Cooper, Clark Gable, William Holden, Charlton Heston, Burt_Lancaster, Steve Reeves, Vincent Price, Lee Van Cleef, and Orson Welles


1941

Later, in high school, Heston enrolled in New Trier's drama program, playing in the silent 16 mm amateur film adaptation of Peer Gynt, from the Ibsen play, by future film activist David Bradley released in 1941. add something

 

Peer Gynt - On film, years before he became a superstar, the seventeen-year-old Charlton Heston starred as Peer in a silent, student-made, low-budget film version of the play produced in 1941


1944

In 1944, Heston enlisted in the United States Army Air Forces. add something


1947

Seeking a way to make it in theater, Heston and his wife Lydia decided to manage a playhouse in Asheville, North Carolina in 1947. add something


1948

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. add something


1950

Film producer Hal B. Wallis of Casablanca spotted Heston in a 1950 television production of Wuthering Heights and offered him a contract. add something

 

Heston earned recognition for his appearance in his first professional movie, Dark City, a 1950 film noir. add something

 

Jack Webb - " In 1950, Webb appeared alongside future 1960s "Dragnet" partner Harry Morgan in the film noir "Dark City," which featured the first screen appearance of a new young actor named Charlton Heston


1951

Barbara Hale - She played the title role in "Lorna Doone" , co-starred with James Cagney as Verity Martin in 1953's "A Lion Is in the Streets", and portrayed Julia Hancock in "The Far Horizons" with Charlton Heston


1952

DeMille cast him as a circus manager in The Greatest Show on Earth, which was named by the Motion Picture Academy as the best picture of 1952. add something

 

Brad Johnson (television actor) - In 1952, he had an uncredited role as a reporter in Cecil B. DeMille's "The Greatest Show on Earth" with Charlton Heston

 

Phyllis Avery - In 1952, she played Tracy McAuliffe, the wife of the Charlton Heston character in the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film "Ruby Gentry"


1953

In 1953, Heston was Billy Wilder's first choice to play Sefton in Stalag 17. add something

 

Charles Marquis Warren - In 1953 he moved to Paramount where he wrote the screenplay for "Pony Express" starring Charlton Heston as Buffalo Bill


1954

Secret of the Incas - "'Secret of the Incas"' is a 1954 adventure film starring Charlton Heston as adventurer Harry Steele, on the trail of an ancient Incan artifact

 

Secret of the Incas - On December 14, 1954, Charlton Heston and Nicole Maurey reprised their roles in a "Lux Radio Theater" version of "Secret of the Incas"


1955

Allan Shivers - Shivers appeared as himself in the 1955 film "Lucy Gallant" starring Jane Wyman and Charlton Heston


1956

Heston campaigned for Presidential candidate Adlai Stevenson in 1956 and John F. Kennedy in 1960. add something

 

Yul Brynner - Brynner made an immediate impact upon launching his mainstream film career in 1956 and quickly gained superstar status after appearing not only in The King and I that year but in starring roles in The Ten Commandments with Charlton Heston which remains one of the top five highest grossing films in history when adjusted for inflation and Anastasia with Ingrid Bergman.

 

Moses - Moses appears as the central character in the 1956 Cecil B. DeMille movie, called "The Ten Commandments", in which he is portrayed by Charlton Heston


1958

In 1958, Heston played a Mexican police officer named Ramon Miguel Vargas in Orson Welles's widely acclaimed film noir Touch of Evil. add something

 

Madame Sul-Te-Wan - Her last screen appearance came in the 1958 Anthony Quinn-directed adventure film "The Buccaneer", starring Yul Brynner and Charlton Heston

 

Joanna Moore - In 1958, she had a small role in the film noir classic "Touch of Evil", with Orson Welles, Charlton Heston, Janet_Leigh, and Marlene Dietrich

 

Orson Welles - Welles stayed on at Universal to direct Charlton Heston in the 1958 film Touch of Evil, based on Whit Masterson's novel Badge of Evil.


1959

William Wyler - Charlton Heston won his only nomination and Best Actor Oscar for his work in Wyler's 1959 Ben-Hur. Barbra Streisand co-won 1968's Best Actress Oscar for her screen debut as entertainer Fanny Brice in Funny Girl.

 

Ben-Hur (1959 film) - "'Ben-Hur"' is a 1959 American epic historical drama film set in ancient Rome, directed by William Wyler, produced by Sam Zimbalist and starring Charlton Heston, Stephen_Boyd, Jack Hawkins, Hugh Griffith and Haya Harareet


1960

Heston poses for his wife Lydia at their hilltop Beverly Hills, California home, just after winning an Oscar for his role in Ben-Hur, 1960. add something

 

Basil Dearden - In the late 1960s Dearden made some big-scale epics including "Khartoum" , with Charlton Heston and Laurence Olivier, and the Victorian era black comedy "The Assassination Bureau" , again with Michael Relph


1961

Reportedly, when an Oklahoma movie theater premiering his movie El Cid was segregated, he joined a picket line outside in 1961. add something

 

Margaret Price - After graduation, she joined the Ambrosian Singers, performing with them on the soundtrack of the 1961 Charlton Heston film "El Cid

 

Yakima Canutt - Anthony Mann specifically requested Canutt for Second Unit for his 1961 "El Cid", where Canutt directed sons Joe and Tap doubling for Charlton Heston and Christopher Rhodes in a stunning tournament joust


1963

Charlton Heston with James Baldwin, Marlon Brando, and Harry Belafonte at the Civil Rights March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom 1963. add something

 

Richard Johnson (actor) - His biggest successes as a film actor came with "The Haunting" , as Bulldog Drummond in 1967's "Deadlier Than the Male", opposite Charlton Heston and Laurence Olivier in "Khartoum" and 1969's "Danger Route"

 

Bill Mumy - In 1963, at the age of eight, young Mumy appeared in Jack Palance's ABC circus drama "The Greatest Show on Earth", loosely based on a former Charlton Heston film

 

Ava Gardner - She found herself billed between Charlton Heston and David Niven in the epic "55 Days at Peking" in 1963, a lavish version of the Chinese revolt against foreign control during the Boxer Rebellion in 1900

 

Marlon Brando - In August 1963, Brando participated in the March on Washington along with fellow celebrities Harry Belafonte, James Garner, Charlton Heston, Burt_Lancaster, and Sidney Poitier.


1965

In 1965, Heston became president of the Screen Actors Guild. add something

 

Diane Cilento - She starred with Charlton Heston in the 1965 film "The Agony and the Ecstasy", and with Paul Newman in the 1967 western film "Hombre"

 

Major Dundee - "'Major Dundee"' is a 1965 Western film directed by Sam Peckinpah and starring Charlton Heston, Richard_Harris, Jim Hutton, and James Coburn


1966

Laurence Olivier - In 1966, Olivier portrayed the Mahdi, opposite Charlton Heston as General Gordon in the film Khartoum.

 

Radio drama - In addition there have been two film versions: in 1966 starring Paul Scofield and 1988 for television starring Charlton Heston


1968

Following the assassination of Senator Robert F. Kennedy in 1968, Heston and actors Gregory Peck, Kirk Douglas and James Stewart issued a statement calling for support of President Johnson's Gun Control Act of 1968. add something

 

In 1968, Heston starred in Planet of the Apes and in 1970, he was in a smaller supporting role in the sequel, Beneath the Planet of the Apes. add something

 

Kennedy in 1968, Heston and actors Gregory Peck, Kirk Douglas and James Stewart issued a statement calling for support of President Johnson's Gun Control Act of 1968. add something

 

Lee Majors - During the series, Majors co-starred in the 1968 Charlton Heston film "Will Penny", for which he received an "Introducing" credit, and landed the lead role in "The Ballad of Andy Crocker" , a made-for-television film which was first broadcast by ABC. The film is notable as being one of the very first films to deal with the subject matter of Vietnam veterans "coming home"

 

Donald Pleasence - In 1968, he ventured successfully into American cowboy territory, playing a sadistic self-styled preacher who goes after stoic Charlton Heston in the Western "Will Penny"

 

Linda Harrison (actress) - She is known for her role as Charlton Heston's female mate Nova in the 1968 film "Planet of the Apes", and its 1970 sequel "Beneath the Planet of the Apes" opposite James Franciscus


1969

Ernie Barnes - Barnes played Deke Coleman in the 1969 motion picture "Number One" with Charlton Heston and Jessica Walter


1970

Also in 1970, Heston portrayed Mark Antony again in another film version of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar. add something

 

Geraldine Chaplin - In 1970, she starred alongside Charlton Heston in the American historical film "The Hawaiians"


1971

He remained in the position until 1971, the second longest tenure to date in that office. add something

 

In 1971, he starred in the science fiction film, The Omega Man. Although critically panned, the film is now considered a classic of apocalyptic horror. add something

 

Opel GT - In the 1971 movie "Omega Man", in one of the beginning scenes, when Charlton Heston enters a used car dealer to find a new car, there is a gold Opel GT along the wall behind him while he looks at a Mustang

 

Citroen Mehari - One was featured in a brief scene with Charlton Heston in the 1971 film "The Omega Man"

 

Boris Sagal - Sagal directed the 1971 cult classic science fiction film, "The Omega Man", starring Charlton Heston in the lead role and "The Dream Makers"


1972

He is reported to have voted for Richard Nixon in 1972, though Nixon is unmentioned in his autobiography. add something

 

In 1972, Heston made his directorial debut, and starred, as Mark Antony in an adaptation of the William Shakespeare play he performed earlier in his theater career, Antony and Cleopatra. add something

 

John Castle - Castle played the role of Octavius Caesar in the poorly reviewed Charlton Heston 1972 film version of "Antony and Cleopatra", a film which received no U.S. release at all

 

Susan Dey - Her first film role was as a passenger in the 1972 airline hijack movie "Skyjacked" starring Charlton Heston


1973

Frank Hauser (director) - After leaving Oxford in 1973, Hauser directed many West End productions including Robert Bolt's A Man for All Seasons , with Charlton Heston as Sir Thomas More

 

Soylent Green - "'Soylent Green"' is a 1973 American science fiction film directed by Richard Fleischer and starring Charlton Heston, Leigh_Taylor-Young, and, in his final film, Edward G. Robinson


1974

J. J. Abrams - The film is being scripted by Academy Award winner Dustin Lance Black, and while it shares a title and event with Universal's 1974 feature starring Charlton Heston and Ava Gardner, it will not be a remake


1976

Kevin Dobson - In the 1976 World War II film "Midway", starring Henry Fonda and Charlton Heston, Dobson played the non-fictional character of Ensign George Gay, a pilot and the sole survivor of Torpedo Squadron Eight from the Aircraft Carrier "USS Hornet"'s ill-fated opening attack against the Japanese fleet on June 4, 1942

 

Susan Sullivan - Sullivan played Charlton Heston's girlfriend Ann, a new character written into the TV version of the film "Midway" in 1976


1981

Katharine Ross - "Murder in Texas" in 1981, and the 1980s television series "The Colbys" opposite Charlton Heston as Francesca Scott Colby


1983

Stuart Woods - In 1983 "Chiefs" was adapted into a television miniseries of the same name, starring Charlton Heston, Danny_Glover, Billy Dee Williams, Stephen Collins and John Goodman


1985

From 1985 to 1987, he starred in his only prime-time stint on series television with the soap, The Colbys. add something


1987

Heston opposed abortion and gave the introduction to a 1987 pro-life documentary by Bernard Nathanson called Eclipse of Reason which focuses on late-term abortions. add something

 

James Stewart - In association with politicians and celebrities such as President Ronald Reagan, Supreme Court Chief Justice Warren Burger, California Governor George Deukmejian, Bob Hope and Charlton Heston, Stewart worked from 1987 to 1993 on projects that enhanced the public appreciation and understanding of the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights.


1988

Thomas More - In 1988, Charlton Heston starred and directed in a made-for-television film that followed Bolt's original play almost verbatim, restoring for example the commentaries of "the common man"


1990

Corin Nemec - He starred alongside with legendary actors Jack Palance, Peter Boyle and Charlton Heston in the 1990 feature film "Solar Crisis"

 

Christian Bale - In 1990, he played the role of Jim Hawkins opposite Charlton Heston in "Treasure Island", an adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic book


1992

In 1992, Heston appeared in a short series of videos on the AE cable network reading passages from the King James Version of the Bible, called Charlton Heston Presents the Bible. add something

 

Richard Tyson - One of Tyson's favorite roles is Genghis Khan from the 1992 film starring Charlton Heston and Pat Morita


1994

J. C. Watts - After a hard-fought primary campaign against state representative Ed Apple, Watts won 49 percent to Apple's 48 percent of the vote in August 1994, and 52 percent in the resulting run-off election in September 1994 with the support of U.S. Representative Jack Kemp and actor and National Rifle Association president Charlton Heston


1995

Heston said in a 1995 interview that he was not very good at remembering addresses or his early childhood. add something

 

In 1995, Heston starred with Peter Graves, Mickey Rooney and Deborah Winters in the Warren Chaney docudrama, America: A Call to Greatness. add something

 

Ride the High Country - In his autobiography "In the Arena" , Charlton Heston wrote that he was considering remaking the film in the late 1980s, presumably with Clint Eastwood as a co-star


1996

In 1996, Heston had a hip replacement. add something


1997

In a speech to the National Press Club in 1997, Heston said, "Now, I doubt any of you would prefer a rolled up newspaper as a weapon against a dictator or a criminal intruder. add something


1998

He was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 1998. add something

 

Heston was the president and spokesman of the NRA from 1998 until he resigned in 2003. add something


1999

Spike Lee - In May 1999 The New York Post reported that Lee said of National Rifle Association President Charlton Heston, "Shoot him with a .


2000

In 2000, he publicly disclosed that he had been treated for alcoholism at a Utah clinic in May–June of that year. add something


2001

In 2001, Heston made a cameo appearance as an elderly, dying chimpanzee in Tim Burton's remake of Planet of the Apes. add something

 

Cooper Foundation - Despite an intensive grass-roots campaign by local preservationists, support by film actors and the movie industry including Kirk Douglas, Charlton Heston, Janet_Leigh, Ray Bradbury, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and the American Society of Cinematographers, the owner, Nebraska Methodist Health Systems, Inc., went ahead with demolition on August 20, 2001, to make space available for a parking lot for its administration offices


2002

In the 2002 film Bowling for Columbine, Michael Moore interviewed Heston in his home, asking him about an April 1999 NRA meeting held shortly after the Columbine high school massacre, in Denver , Colorado. add something


2003

Actor George Clooney joked about Heston's failing health at a 2003 National Board of Review award ceremony, saying that Heston "announced again today that he is suffering from Alzheimer's. add something

 

He voiced the role of a cartoon version of the Lew Wallace novel in 2003. add something

 

In announcing his resignation in 2003, he again raised a rifle over his head, repeating the five famous words of his 2000 speech. add something

 

In April 2003 Heston sent a message of support to US forces in the Iraq war, attacking opponents of the war as "pretend patriots". add something

 

In July 2003, he received the Presidential Medal of Freedom at the White House from President George W. Bush. add something

 

George Clooney - In February 2003, syndicated columnist Liz Smith reported that while speaking at a National Board of Review event, Clooney had made the following remarks: "Charlton Heston announced again today that he is suffering from Alzheimer's.


2004

Nancy Reagan - President Reagan's death in June 2004 ended what Charlton Heston called "the greatest love affair in the history of the American Presidency


2005

In March 2005, various newspapers reported that family and friends were shocked by the progression of his illness, and that he was sometimes unable to get out of bed. add something


2008

Charlton Heston died in 2008 add something

 

Heston's cinematic legacy was the subject of Cinematic Atlas: The Triumphs of Charlton Heston, an eleven-film retrospective by the Film Society of the Lincoln Center that was shown at the Walter Reade Theater from August 29 to September 4, 2008. add something

 

Heston died on April 5, 2008, at his home in Beverly Hills, California, with Lydia, his wife of 64 years, by his side add something

 

Heston's funeral was held a week later on April 12, 2008, in a ceremony which was attended by 250 people including Nancy Reagan and Hollywood stars such as California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Olivia de Havilland, Keith Carradine, Pat Boone, Tom Selleck, Oliver Stone , Rob Reiner, and Christian Bale add something

 

Heston's cinematic legacy was the subject of "Cinematic Atlas: The Triumphs of Charlton Heston", an eleven-film retrospective by the Film Society of the Lincoln Center that was shown at the Walter Reade Theater from August 29 to September 4, 2008 add something

 

Olivia de Havilland - In April 2008, she attended the Los Angeles funeral of Charlton Heston


2010

On April 17, 2010, Heston was inducted into the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum's Hall of Great Western Performers add something


2011

It was finally released on DVD in March 2011 add something


2012

In his childhood hometown of St. Helen, Michigan, a new charter school, Charlton Heston Academy, opened on September 4, 2012 add something


2014

Charlton Heston was commemorated on a United States postage stamp issued on April 11, 2014 add something


2015

David Mainse - This TV program featured more than 14,000 guests such as Billy Graham and Charlton Heston, and in 2015 was reported as one of three Canadian TV programs attracting over 1 million viewers each week