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Charlton Heston Died tonight

post #1 of 27
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He was a great actor, I loved his movies. Rest in peace Mr. Heston

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,346965,00.html
post #2 of 27
Seriously? Rest in Peace Mr Heston.

Edited to add - I went and had a look at the CNN site - I had no idea he had Alzheimers. How awful.
post #3 of 27
What a shame! I loved his acting and the movies he was in. My thoughts are with his family and friends.
post #4 of 27
What a shame

Another screen legend gone
post #5 of 27
He was a wonderful actor and Ben Hur was one of my favourite movies ever! I didn't know he had Alzheimer's either - that's very sad.

Whilst I didn't agree with his personal stance on many (in fact virtually all) issues, I still like to be able to recognise his contribution to cinema and, in that sense, the legend that he was. May he rest in peace.
post #6 of 27
Has anyone heard of the movie Soylent Green that starred Charleton Heston?

When I first visited L.A, a large group of us wer hired as extras on that movie with our salaries going to a nonprofit counseling young men on how to dodge the draft during the Viet Nam War.

I was put right in front of Heston during the scene with the garbage scoopers picking up the protesters. Unfortunately what I thought was a grimace, looked like a smile to the director and I got thrown off the set. The end of my film career.
post #7 of 27
Incredible actor and a great man, he will be missed. RIP, Mr. Heston.
post #8 of 27
This is sad news I really liked Charlton Heston and he was certainly one of the last remaining icons from the Golden Years...



http://movies.msn.com/movies/article...08288&GT1=7701
post #9 of 27
I couldn't believe it when I saw the news this morning.

RIP Charleton!!

post #10 of 27
I ADORED Charlton Heston.

I remember growing up and watching, "The Ten Commandments" with the whole family every year.

That definitley is the end of an era.
post #11 of 27
Very sad. He was a great actor.
post #12 of 27
Yes he was a great actor but I just can not feel bad for a man who was the head of the NRA. I do feel bad for his family, but I could never feel bad for him. But that's just me.
post #13 of 27
I was not able to find any details, just that he had passed today.
I though he was a great actor and later on a great activist for the NRA.
May you Rest In Peace, Mr Heston.
post #14 of 27
I haven't seen anything definitive, but some journalist said that Heston indicated several years ago that he seemed to be experiencing Alzheimer's.

Funny this should happen now when "I Am Legend" is out. Didn't he play the lead in "The Omega Man?"
post #15 of 27
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Yes, he was the head of the NRA for a few years, so what? I believe we still have a constitutional right to bear arms in this country or did the constitution get changed while I wasn't looking?

The man just died for goodness sakes.



And never forget he marched with Martin Luther King, I know you agree with that Sarah.
post #16 of 27
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Plus he was a WWII Vet. Married to the same woman for decades. A true American icon.
post #17 of 27
He was Great in Movies. I had no idea he was sick. My Uncle died from that and he didnt even know us anymore. That must have been hard for his Family.
post #18 of 27
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Originally Posted by mrblanche View Post
I haven't seen anything definitive, but some journalist said that Heston indicated several years ago that he seemed to be experiencing Alzheimer's.

Funny this should happen now when "I Am Legend" is out. Didn't he play the lead in "The Omega Man?"
Yep he did and I was thinking about that when I read the news. I just watched I Am Legend a couple days ago, and Omega man was one of my favorites...
Also the orginal Planet of the Apes flick another of my favorites..
post #19 of 27
Its a shame. He was one of the last true patriots left in Hollywood.

RIP Charlton
post #20 of 27
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Originally Posted by ckblv View Post
Yes, he was the head of the NRA for a few years, so what? I believe we still have a constitutional right to bear arms in this country or did the constitution get changed while I wasn't looking?

The man just died for goodness sakes.

And never forget he marched with Martin Luther King, I know you agree with that Sarah.
Yeah I do - erm, I wasn't stepping on the man's grave or memory. In fact I said nice things about him! And I also said may he rest in peace and that he was a legend and a great actor!
post #21 of 27
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No worries Sarah.
post #22 of 27
"Get your hands off me you damm dirty ape!!"

RIP Mr. Heston. In my book a class act.
post #23 of 27
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Originally Posted by eburgess View Post
Yes he was a great actor but I just can not feel bad for a man who was the head of the NRA. I do feel bad for his family, but I could never feel bad for him. But that's just me.
Wow. I guess people are only entitled to act on their beliefs if they agree with yours. And I thought the people who quipped "Guess now's a good time to take his gun" were seeing his life as one dimensional. (You know, in response to his famous quote of they can take my guns "from my cold dead hands".) Nevermind the other 79 years of his life, or his other accomplishments. Nevermind his acting career that spanned 4 decades. Nevermind his other political activism, including walking with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and for civil rights "long before Hollywood found it fashionable". Nevermind the other 79 years of his life...apparently none of that matters because you don't agree with his actions to support the Second Amendment with the NRA for 5 whole years.

I was taught to respect the dead, even if you don't agree with them. But maybe that's just me...

Rest in Peace Mr. Heston. You were a great actor, and a great man who always stood up for what you believed, even if it wasn't in fashion.
post #24 of 27
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Originally Posted by valanhb
Rest in Peace Mr. Heston. You were a great actor, and a great man who always stood up for what you believed, even if it wasn't in fashion.
Amen to that. Charlton Heston was one of the few public figures to come out of Hollywood that I truly respected and admired.
post #25 of 27
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Originally Posted by eburgess View Post
Yes he was a great actor but I just can not feel bad for a man who was the head of the NRA. I do feel bad for his family, but I could never feel bad for him. But that's just me.
I'm not a great believer in guns, but I certainly don't think his association with the NRA defines him as someone who should be maligned in death. He was a good actor and a good person and many will truly mourn his passing. RIP Mr. Heston
post #26 of 27
Charlton Heston was my favorite all time actor since I was 8 years old when my mom took me to see The Greatest Show on Earth, I actually cried when I heard this very sad news.
post #27 of 27
Thank you and I agree. Mr Heston was a wonderful man and a great actor, I actually felt like a member of my family died, I just loved him very much since I was a little girl, he will be missed.
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