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Charlton Heston dead at 84 in Beverly Hills
Charlton Heston died at the age of 84 at his home in Beverly Hills on April 5, 2008. He is seen in this 1961 file photo taking a break during preparations during the filming of "The Pigeon That Took Rome," which premiered in 1962. (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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