Charlton Heston, October 4, 1923 (or 1924) – April 5, 2008, American, Academy Award, winning, film actor, heroic roles, Moses, The Ten Commandments, Colonel George Taylor, Planet of the Apes, Judah Ben-Hur, Ben-Hur, against racism, civil rights supporter, conservative politics, friend, confidant, President Ronald Reagan, President, National Rifle Association, NRA, born John Charles Carter, married Lydia Marie Clarke, El Cid, 55 Days at Peking, The Agony and the Ecstasy, Khartoum, The Pigeon that Took Rome, Screen Actors Guild president, Julius Caesar, opposed affirmative action, supported gun rights, changed from Democratic to Republican, From my cold dead hands!
Charlton Heston cuts cake with Sophia Loren to celebrate the movie El Cid (Le Cid)
Charlton Heston cuts a cake with Sophia Loren a kiss during a celebration during the filming of the movie El Cid (Le Cid). Photo from 1960s. (UPI Photo Archive/Files)