John Charles Carter
|Born||Oct 4, 1923|
|Died||Apr 5, 2008|
Beverly Hills, CA
|Age||Died at 84|
|Final Resting PlaceSaint Matthew's Episcopal Church Columbarium|
|Job||Actor, film director, activist|
|Top Roles||Maj. Matt Lewis, Moses / God, Ramon Miguel 'Mike' Vargas, Boake Tackman, George Taylor|
|Top Genres||Drama, Romance, Historical, Adventure, Action, Western|
|Top Topics||Book-Based, Period Piece, Romance (Drama)|
|Top Collaborators||Cecil B. DeMille (Director), Henry Wilcoxon, William Wyler (Director), Walter Mirisch (Producer)|
|Shares birthday with||Buster Keaton, H.E. Aitken, George Sidney see more..|
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.
MINI BIO:Deep-voiced, light-haired American star, a big man with barrel chest and noble bearing. He started in outdoor action films, but could express anguish, sincerity, and zeal with equal conviction, assets which prompted Cecil B. DeMille to set him up for a lifetime of epic service by casting him as Moses in The 10 Commandments. Ben-Hur won him an Academy Award; small-scale successes like Will Penny revealed more of the man beneath the muscle. Prolonging his star status past 60 with character leads, he accepted craggy cameos in the 1990s. Married actress Lydia Clarke in 1944. (Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Film Stars).
HONORS and AWARDS:.
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 .
|1959||Best Actor||Ben-Hur (1959)||Judah Ben-Hur||Won|
Academy Awards (Honorary Oscars)
|1977||JEAN HERSHOLT HUMANITARIAN AWARD||Charlton Heston|
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 .
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Charlton Heston Quotes:
Nefretiri: I saved your son.
Moses: It is not my son who will die, it is the first born of Egypt, it is your son, Nefretiri!
Nefretiri: You would not dare strike Pharaoh's son!
Moses: In the hardness of his heart, Pharaoh has mocked God and brings death to his own son!
Nefretiri: But he is my son. You would not kill my son.
Moses: Without God I am nothing. I am the tool by which he works his will.
Nefretiri: But I saved your son!
Moses: I cannot save yours.
Maj. Amos Dundee: [to Tyreen] You were a rock once, now you're crumbling like old chalk.
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