Knowledge Identifier: +Charlton_Heston
Category: Movies & TV
Born in 1924.
Countries: United States (64%), United Kingdom (11%), (6%)
Linked to: Northwestern University, National Rifle Association, New Trier High School, Time
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"
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
Seeking a way to make it in theater, Heston and his wife Lydia decided to manage a playhouse in Asheville, North Carolina in 1947.
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
In 1953, Heston was Billy Wilder's first choice to play Sefton in Stalag 17.
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"
Heston campaigned for Presidential candidate Adlai Stevenson in 1956 and John F. Kennedy in 1960.
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.
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.
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
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"
Ernie Barnes - Barnes played Deke Coleman in the 1969 motion picture "Number One" with Charlton Heston and Jessica Walter
Also in 1970, Heston portrayed Mark Antony again in another film version of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar.
Geraldine Chaplin - In 1970, she starred alongside Charlton Heston in the American historical film "The Hawaiians"
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"
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
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
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.
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.
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"
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
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.
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
In 2000, he publicly disclosed that he had been treated for alcoholism at a Utah clinic in MayJune of that year.
In 2001, Heston made a cameo appearance as an elderly, dying chimpanzee in Tim Burton's remake of Planet of the Apes.
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
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
In his childhood hometown of St. Helen, Michigan, a new charter school, Charlton Heston Academy, opened on September 4, 2012
Charlton Heston was commemorated on a United States postage stamp issued on April 11, 2014