Saturday, April 5, 2008

In Memorandum: Charleton Heston

American film legend, political activist, and Northwestern University alumnus Charleton Heston died today.

National Public Radio:
"It's likely no other actor has been more identified with larger-than-life heroic and historical characters than Charlton Heston. The legendary actor, who died Saturday, was also a conservative political activist who spoke in favor of gun rights at the helm of the National Rifle Association.

Heston starred in a range of roles, from William Wyler's 1959 historic epic Ben-Hur to the science-fiction classic Planet of the Apes. Heston announced he was suffering from Alzheimer's disease in 2002."

Heston was 84.

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