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Stars go away during Walk of Fame rehab

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Celebrity tennis instructor Carl Earn dies

LOS ANGELES, April 12 (UPI) -- Carl Earn, a tennis pro who taught stars such as Charlton Heston and Dinah Shore, died in his Los Angeles-area home of natural causes at the age of 86.

Los Angeles tennis great Earn dies at 86

LOS ANGELES, April 9 (UPI) -- Former Los Angeles tennis star Carl Earn, who later became an tennis instructor for Hollywood stars, died last week in Los Angeles at the age of 86. Earn, who capitalized on once being ranked No. 7 in the professional tennis world by training numerous cel

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Charlton Heston in good health

LOS ANGELES, April 14 (UPI) -- The son of the "The Ten Commandments" star Charlton Heston says his Alzheimer's stricken father is "doing as well as expected."

ABC remaking 'The Ten Commandments'

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'Major Dundee' returns to theaters

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ABC plans 'Commandments' miniseries

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25 films added to National Film Registry

WASHINGTON, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- The Library of Congress Wednesday announced 25 films -- including movies featuring Popeye, Bruce Lee and Elvis -- were added to the National Film Registry.

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'Psycho' actress Janet Leigh dies at 77

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Charlton Heston
SLP99110305 - 03 NOVEMBER 1999 - ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI, USA: Actor Charlton Heston talks with reporters prior to speaking to students at St. Louis University, November 3. Heston spoke to students about his acting career, the Second Amendment and the erosion of the cultural foundation of the country. bg/Bill Greenblatt UPI

Charlton Heston (October 4, 1923 – April 5, 2008) was an American actor of film, theatre and television.

Heston is known for having played heroic roles, such as Moses in The Ten Commandments, Taylor in Planet of the Apes, and the eponymous characters of El Cid and Judah Ben-Hur, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor.

Heston was also known for his political activism. In the 1950s and 1960s he was one of a handful of Hollywood actors to speak openly against racism and was an active supporter of the Civil Rights Movement. Initially a moderate Democrat, he later supported conservative Republican policies and was president of the National Rifle Association from 1998 to 2003.

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