Charlton Heston was a renowned American actor and political activist.

As a Hollywood star he appeared in 100 films over the course of 60 years. He is well-known for portraying Moses in the 1956 epic The Ten Commandments, for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe for the first time. Other notable Heston's works include Touch of Evil (1958), Ben-Hur(1959), Planet of the Apes (1968).

Heston supported Ronald Reagan, was a Republican and founded a conservative political action committee. Heston was most active in the late 20th century. Heston was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in 2003 and had to retire from both politics and acting. He died at the age of 84 from pneumonia.

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