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Charlton Heston

Actor Charlton Heston
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Full Name: John Charles Carter
Profession: Actor

United States of America

Biography: As a Hollywood star he appeared in 100 films over the course of 60 years. He is best known for his roles in "The Ten Commandments" (1956); "Ben-Hur", for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor (1959), "El Cid" (1961), and "Planet of the Apes" (1968).

The starring roles gave the actor a grave, authoritative persona and embodied responsibility, individualism and masculinity; he rejected scripts that did not emphasize those virtues.

Born: October 4, 1923
Birthplace: Wilmette, Illinois, USA

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Libra

Died: April 5, 2008 (aged 84)
Cause of Death: Pneumonia

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  • 1944-03-17 American actor Charlton Heston (20) weds American actress and photographer Lydia Clarke (20)

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