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Actor Charlton Heston during filming of "The Pigeon That Took Rome"
Actor Charlton Heston stands near an old water fountain in Rome dressed as a soldier during the filming of "The Pigeon That Took Rome", which premiered in 1961. (UPI Photo/Files)
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1 Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only. * Appearances (Goals)

William John Charles, CBE (27 December 1931 – 21 February 2004), commonly known as John Charles, was a Wales international footballer best remembered for spells with Leeds United and Juventus. Rated by many as the greatest all-round footballer ever to come from Wales, he was equally adept at centre-forward or centre-back. He has since been included in the Football League 100 Legends and was inducted into the Football Hall of Fame.

He was never cautioned or sent off during his entire career, due to his philosophy of never kicking or intentionally hurting opposing players. Standing at 6 feet 2 inches, he was nicknamed Il Gigante Buono – The Gentle Giant.

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