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Also Known As: Died: April 5, 2008
Born: October 4, 1924 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Evanston, Illinois Profession: Cast ...
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MILESTONES

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Grew up in St. Helen, Michigan, a small town of 100 residents
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Family moved to Winnetka, Illinois where Heston attended high school
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Performed on Chicago radio stations
1941:
Made acting debut in a student production of Henrik Ibsen's play, "Peer Gynt"
1943:
Served in the US Air Force during WWII; during one 18-month stint was radio operator on B-29 stationed in the Aleutians
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Moved with wife Lydia Clarke into New York's Hell's Kitchen; supported themselves for a time by working as models
1947:
With wife Lydia Clarke, co-founded Thomas Wolfe Memorial Theatre in Asheville, North Carolina
1947:
Directed a revival of F. Hugh Herbert's stage comedy "Kiss and Tell" at the Thomas Wolfe Memorial Theatre
1947:
Broadway debut, "Antony and Cleopatra" starring Katharine Cornell
1948:
TV debut as Marc Antony in a production of "Julius Caesar" staged for the dramatic anthology series, "Studio One"
1949:
Returned to Broadway in the Joseph Hayes' play, "Leaf and Bough" at the Cort Theatre
1950:
Made Hollywood (and 35mm) film acting debut in the leading role of director William Dieterle's film noir, "Dark City"
1952:
First of three collaborations with Cecil B DeMille, "The Greatesu Show on Earth"
1952:
Performed in a radio version of "Double Indemnity"
1953:
Narrated the radio series, "Kaleidoscope"
1956:
Became an icon for portraying Moses in "The Ten Commandments"; second collaboration with DeMille
1958:
Starred alongside Janet Leigh and Orson Welles in Welles' "Touch of Evil"
1958:
Played the Beast (opposite Claire Bloom as Beauty) in the NBC TV presentation of "Beauty and the Beast"
1958:
First film with director William Wyler, "The Big Country"
1960:
Earned Best Actor Oscar for his starring role in Wyler's "Ben-Hur"
1963:
Narrated the short film, "The Five Cities of June"
1963:
First TV-movie, "The Patriots" (NBC) playing Thomas Jefferson
1965:
Formed production company, Court Films, which co-produced (with Universal Pictures) "The War Lord"
1965:
Portrayed Michelangelo in "The Agony and the Ecstacy"
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Played Sir Thomas More in Robert Bolt's play, "A Man for All Seasons"; appearing in several versions of the play off-Broadway in the '70s and '80s
1968:
First film with director Tom Gries, "Will Penny"
1968:
First science-fiction film, "Planet of the Apes"; directed by Franklin J. Schaffner
1968:
Last dramatic role on TV for 15 years, Essex in "Elizabeth the Queen" (NBC)
1971:
Feature directorial debut, "Antony and Cleopatra"; also adapted and starred; produced under newly formed production company, Folio Films; first non US-production (British) and first of six collaborations with executive producer Peter Snell
1973:
Played first supporting role (Cardinal Richelieu) in a major Hollywood feature, "The Three Musketeers"
1982:
Directed (also starred) "Mother Lode"; written and produced by son Fraser
1983:
First TV acting role in 15 years, the CBS miniseries "Chiefs"
1985:
TV series debut, as Jason Colby on the ABC primetime soap, "The Colbys"; a spin-off from "Dynasty"
1988:
TV directorial debut, "A Man for All Seasons" (TNT); reprised stage role of Sir Thomas More; son Fraser was one of producers
1990:
TV producing debut, "Treasure Island" (TNT); also starred as Long John Silver; written and directed by son Fraser
1991:
Portrayed Sherlock Holmes in "The Crucifer of Blood" (TNT); directed by Fraser Heston
1992:
Hosted the four-part miniseries "Charlton Heston Presents the Bible" (A&E)
1995:
Portrayed a publisher in John Carpenter's "In the Mouth of Madness"
1997:
Became contributing columnist to <i>Guns & Ammo</i>
1998:
Played himself on an episode of NBC's "Friends"
1998:
Made the rounds supporting the rerelease of Orson Welles' "Touch of Evil"
2001:
Made cameo appearance as Tim Roth's ape father in the Tim Burton-directed adaptation of "Planet of the Apes"
2002:
Lent his voice to an animated version of "Ben-Hur"; produced by his son Fraser
2002:
Appeared in Michael Moore┬┐s Oscar-winning documentary, "Bowling for Columbine"
2003:
Last film role was as the infamous Nazi doctor Josef Mengele in "My Father, Rua Alguem 5555"

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