Charlton Heston


Born: 10/4/1923 in Evanston, Illinois, USA
Died: 4/5/2008
Age: 84
Cause of death: pneumonia

Full name: John Charles Carter
Noted For: actor; The Ten Commandments (1956), Ben-Hur (1959), Planet of the Apes (1968), Earthquake (1974). Won an Academy Award for Ben-Hur (Best actor, 1960). President of the Screen Actors Guild (1966-71). Activist; president of the National Rifle Association of America (1997-2003). Received the Presidential Medal of Freedom (2003). Diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease (2002).

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