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Film legend Charlton Heston dead at 84

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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080406/ap_on_en_mo/obit_heston

One of my favorite movies when I was a kid was The Greatest Show on Earth. As I grew up I got to know all his other work. He was truly one of the last great stars from Hollywood's Golden Age. Even when he was a minor character he stole the show like John the Baptist, or the old ape in the Planet of the Apes remake (That voice! Ahhh I wish I could sound half as commanding!).

Death claims us all, but at least this son of Illinois will live on film...

Chris

Claus with a Cause

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Michael Rielly

Legendary Actor Charlton Heston Dead at 84

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.

The actor died Saturday night at his home in Beverly Hills with his wife Lydia at his side, family spokesman Bill Powers said.

Powers declined to comment on the cause of death or provide further details.

Heston revealed in 2002 that he had symptoms consistent with Alzheimer's disease, saying, ''I must reconcile courage and surrender in equal measure.''

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Michael Rielly

One of my favorite actors.

He was a wonderful actor and a great American! RIP Mr. Heston.

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alison

Its sad to see more and more of the Old Hollywood stars passing on.

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Santa Bill

He was a great actor and man. El Cid I think was one of his best. RIP Mr Heston you will be missed.

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Film legend Charlton Heston dead at 84

Story:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080406/ap_on_en_mo/obit_heston

One of my favorite movies when I was a kid was The Greatest Show on Earth. As I grew up I got to know all his other work. He was truly one of the last great stars from Hollywood's Golden Age. Even when he was a minor character he stole the show like John the Baptist, or the old ape in the Planet of the Apes remake (That voice! Ahhh I wish I could sound half as commanding!).

Death claims us all, but at least this son of Illinois will live on film...

Chris

Claus with a Cause

I've always said that you just don't mess with a Legend --- and Charlton Heston was as legendary as they come. For Disney's Hercules, he even got the chance to make fun of his own legend, too:

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Kona

So Sad Ben - Hur was his best movie for me anyway.

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Laffo

Man, our Planet of the Apes opening is on Saturday. The irony. Lousy.

Laffo

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Santa JerryO

Rest in peace Mr. Heston.....A true American!!!!!!!!!

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JanaBanana

So sad :(

Mountain Men was also a movie he acted in....

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