CHARLTON HESTON
(John Charles Carter)
 
* 04. October 1924 (in Evanston, Illinois)

+ 05. April 2008 (in Los Angeles, California)
 
OSCAR
 

1978 Jean Hearsholt Humanitarian Award

1960 as Judah Ben-Hur in 'Ben-Hur'

 
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I liked him most in 'Ben-Hur' (1959), 'Planet of the Apes' (1968), 'Soylent Green' (1973) and enjoyed his cameo appearance in 'True Lies' (1994)

was married to his wife Lydia (* 14. April 1923) for 64 years, from 17. March 1944 to his death

they have two children: a son, Fraser (* 1955), a director, and daughter Holly Ann (adopted in 1961)

his parents were Lilla (* 1899 + 1994) and Russell Whitford Carter (* 1897 + 1966) (divorced)

his mother later married Chester Heston

he was President of the National Rifle Association from 1998 to 2003
 
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