Charlton Heston dies

A spokesman for the Heston family has announced that Charlton Heston died yesterday: he was aged 84.

His seems to have been an absolutely fascinating life, being an acting student, a radio operator in B-25 bombers, a struggling actor and then one of the most recognised actors in a series of massive roles, later returning largely to stage acting.

He also supported an eclectic series of causes, from civil rights, supporting Martin Luther King and picketing a screening of one of his own films because it was being shown in a segregated cinema to the National Rifle Association and saying of himself “They don’t come any more Right-wing than me.”

Overall a most interesting person, I will finish with a quote he made about himself “I have lived such a wonderful life. I’ve lived enough for two people”

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