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Charlton Heston Overview:

Legendary actor, Charlton Heston, was born John Charles Carter on Oct 4, 1923 in Evanston, IL. Heston died at the age of 84 on Apr 5, 2008 in Beverly Hills, CA and was laid to rest in Saint Matthew's Episcopal Church Columbarium Cemetery in Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles County, CA.

HONORS and AWARDS:

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Charlton Heston was nominated for one Academy Award, winning for Best Actor for Ben-Hur (as Judah Ben-Hur) in 1959. He also won two Honorary Awards in 1977 and 1977 Charlton Heston .

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1959Best ActorBen-Hur (1959)Judah Ben-HurWon

Academy Awards (Honorary Oscars)

YearAwardDescription
1977JEAN HERSHOLT HUMANITARIAN AWARDCharlton Heston

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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures. Charlton Heston's handprints and footprints were 'set in stone' at Grauman's Chinese Theater during imprint ceremony #119 on Jan 18, 1962. In addition, Heston was inducted into the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum .

BlogHub Articles:

Three Violent People (1956) with and Anne Baxter

By Orson De Welles on Jan 8, 2015 From Classic Film Freak

Share This!Three Violent People seems like an intriguing film at its surface- and the collateral promotional material supports this thinking. On viewing, however, you get the sense that it is really a ‘B’ picture with an ‘A’ cast. True, or no? By the standards of the day, the... Read full article


Three Violent People (1956) with and Anne Baxter

By Orson De Welles on Jan 8, 2015 From Classic Film Freak

Share This!Three Violent People seems like an intriguing film at its surface- and the collateral promotional material supports this thinking. On viewing, however, you get the sense that it is really a ‘B’ picture with an ‘A’ cast. True, or no? By the standards of the day, the... Read full article


Jane Wyman Romances and Natalie Wood Befriends a Miracle Dog

By Rick29 on May 8, 2014 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

Compared to Jane Wyman's other "women's pictures" of the 1950s, Lucy Gallant is neither as good as All That Heaven Allows nor as bad as Magnificent Obsession. It also wasn't made by Douglas Sirk, though director Robert Parrish clearly intended to imitate Sirk's glossy melodramas. Wyman stars as t... Read full article


USPS and TCM's Stamp Dedication Ceremony

By Raquel Stecher on May 7, 2014 From Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog

On April 11th I attended the USPS/TCM Stamp Dedication Ceremony. I thought it was going to be a small ceremony but much to my surprise it was an epic event! Held during the 2014 TCM Classic Film Festival this ceremony was free and open to the public. It took place at the TCL Chinese ... Read full article


Day 5:

By Jill Blake on Aug 5, 2013 From Sittin' on a Backyard Fence

I would like to thank Cliff from Immortal Ephemera for the excellent tribute to yesterday’s star Mary Boland. If you haven’t had a chance to check out yesterday’s tribute, please do! Today we honor . A man’s man. “Chuck” to his friends… Fun t... Read full article


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Charlton Heston Quotes:

Bithiah: They're going away, Moses, and the secret's going with them. No one need ever know the shame I brought upon you.
Moses: Shame? What change is there in me? Egyptian or Hebrew, I am still Moses. These are the same hands, the same arms, the same face that was mine a moment ago.
Yochabel: A moment ago you were her son, the strength of Egypt. Now you are my son, a slave of Egypt. You find no shame in this?
Moses: If there is no shame in me, how can I feel shame for the woman who bore me, or the race that bred me?


[Quintas Arrius woke up, chained, on ship debris; the chain is held by Judah Ben-Hur]
Quintus Arrius: Why did you save me?
Judah Ben-Hur: Why did you have me un-chained?
[they struggle briefly, Arrius is overpowered; he looks at the shackle on Judah's ankle]
Quintus Arrius: What is your name, forty-one?
Judah Ben-Hur: Judah Ben-Hur.
Quintus Arrius: Judah Ben-Hur. Let me die.
Judah Ben-Hur: [echoing Arrius' words to the galley slaves] We keep you alive to serve this ship. Row well, and live.


Johnny Gunther: Toriano is more than my friend. We played together when we were young. Look at this.
[shows scar on wrist]
Johnny Gunther: We made ourselves blood brothers.
Ed Bannon: There's just one way an Apache can put an end to that relationship. He kills ya!


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He retired as president of the National Rifle Association in April 2003, citing reasons of ill health.

He played the Roman politician and general Mark Antony in 3 different Shakespearean films: Julius Caesar (1950), Julius Caesar (1970) and Antony and Cleopatra (1972).

Tried to revive the play "Mister Roberts" in the early 1990s, but was unsuccessful.

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