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Apple founder Steve Jobs up for commemorative postage stamp

WASHINGTON, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- The face of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs may be before the public next year, appearing on a commemorative U.S. postage stamp, the Washington Post reported.

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Sci-fi writer Richard Matheson dead at 87

CALABASAS, Calif., June 25 (UPI) -- Famed science-fiction writer Richard Matheson has died of natural causes at his home in Calabasas, Calif., his family said. He was 87.
Jim Carrey blasts Fox News over 'Cold Dead Hand' criticism

Jim Carrey blasts Fox News over 'Cold Dead Hand' criticism

NEW YORK, March 29 (UPI) -- Canadian-born actor Jim Carrey is blasting Fox News for what he calls vicious slander after the release of his satirical anti-gun video "Cold Dead Hand."
MacFarlane, Stone to read list of Oscar nominees

MacFarlane, Stone to read list of Oscar nominees

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Writer-director-producer Seth MacFarlane and actress Emma Stone are to announce Oscar nominations Thursday in Beverly Hills, Calif., producers said.

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'Ten Commandments' up for auction

NEW YORK, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- A New York auction house said the "Ten Commandments" tablets from the film of the same name and a piece of Lady Liberty's nose are headed for the block.
Lester donates Beatles' scripts to BFI

Lester donates Beatles' scripts to BFI

LONDON, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- U.S. director Richard Lester has donated the working scripts for The Beatles' movies "A Hard Day's Night" and "Help" to the British Film Institute.

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Heston's 'Commandments' sold for $63K

Heston's 'Commandments' sold for $63K

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- The tablets Charlton Heston carried in the classic Hollywood film "The Ten Commandments" have been sold for $69,000, auctioneers Profiles in History said.
'Ben-Hur' headed for TV miniseries remake

'Ben-Hur' headed for TV miniseries remake

LOS ANGELES, April 10 (UPI) -- The son of the man who directed the 1959 Hollywood film classic "Ben-Hur" said he is producing a new version of the story as a $30 million TV miniseries.
Hestons planning private memorial service

Hestons planning private memorial service

BEVERLY HILLS , Calif., April 7 (UPI) -- The family of Charlton Heston said it is planning a private memorial service for the late Hollywood film icon.
TCM to honor the late Charlton Heston

TCM to honor the late Charlton Heston

LOS ANGELES, April 7 (UPI) -- Turner Classic Movies said it plans to pay tribute to late Hollywood film star Charlton Heston with a marathon of his movies.
Oscar-winner Charlton Heston dies at 84

Oscar-winner Charlton Heston dies at 84

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., April 6 (UPI) -- Charlton Heston, who won an Oscar for playing the title role in "Ben Hur" and was probably best known as Moses, died Saturday in Beverly Hills, Calif., at 84.
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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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