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August 24, 2020

35 Vintage Photos of Charlton Heston From Between the 1940s and ’60s

Born 1923 as John Charles Carter in Wilmette, Illinois, American actor Charlton Heston had his first professional movie appearance in Dark City in 1950. As a Hollywood star, he appeared in almost 100 films over the course of 60 years.

Heston played Moses in the epic film The Ten Commandments (1956), for which he received his first nomination for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama. He also starred in The Greatest Show on Earth (1952), Secret of the Incas (1954), Touch of Evil (1958), The Big Country (1958), Ben-Hur (1959), for which he won the Oscar for Best Actor, El Cid (1961), The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965), and Planet of the Apes (1968).

A supporter of the Civil Rights movement in his earlier years, Heston left the Democratic Party in 1971 to become a Republican, founding a conservative political action committee and supporting Ronald Reagan. Heston was a five-term president of the National Rifle Association (NRA), from 1998 to 2003. After announcing he had Alzheimer's disease in 2002, he retired from both acting and the NRA presidency.

Heston died in 2008, at his home in Beverly Hills, California, aged 84.

Take a look at these vintage photos to see portrait of young Charlton Heston from between the 1940s and 1960s.


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