Sunday 6 April 2008

Charlton Heston Dead

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Charlton Heston, who won the 1959 best actor Oscar as the chariot-racing "Ben-Hur" and portrayed Moses, Michelangelo, El Cid and other heroic figures in movie epics of the '50s and '60s, has died. He was 84.
NEW YORK TIMES: Charlton Heston, who appeared in some 100 films in his 60-year acting career but who is remembered chiefly for his monumental, jut-jawed portrayals of Moses, Ben-Hur and Michelangelo, died Saturday night at his home in Beverly Hills. He was 83
update; the NY Times issued a correction.



Blogger Hayley Campbell said...

Who pried the gun from his cold, dead hands?

6 April 2008 at 08:08:00 GMT-5  
Blogger spacedlaw said...

He is to be buried with it.
I still love El Cid.

6 April 2008 at 12:21:00 GMT-5  
Blogger Hayley Campbell said...

Don't know about you but I'm having soylent green for dinner in tribute.

6 April 2008 at 12:49:00 GMT-5  
Blogger James Robert Smith said...

Can I have his guns, now?

6 April 2008 at 16:47:00 GMT-5  
Blogger Matthew Adams said...

He should have taken his tablets before he went to bed...

6 April 2008 at 19:10:00 GMT-5  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Omega Man is gone. I liked his westerns: Major Dundee, and Will Penny.


7 April 2008 at 23:11:00 GMT-5  

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