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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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"


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


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"


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


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


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.


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


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


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


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.


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


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


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


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. add something


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


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"


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.


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"


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


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


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


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


In 1996, Heston had a hip replacement. add something


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.


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 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


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


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


It was finally released on DVD in March 2011 add something


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


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


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