GRANDCHILDREN: John (Jack) Alexander Clarke Heston & Ridley Charlton Rochell & Carlton Charles (Charlie) Rochell
ANCESTRY: English/Scottish descent
NICKNAME FOR LYDIA: "My Girl"
LYDIA'S NICKNAME FOR CHARLTON: "Charlie" (DON'T EVER CALL HIM THIS! Only Lydia)
CHARLTON'S NICKNAME: "Chuck" (Everyone calls him this)
JACK'S (Grandson) NICKNAME FOR CHARLTON: "BA"
CHILDHOOD HOME: St. Helen, Michigan
HIGH SCHOOL: New Trier Township High School
COLLEGE: Northwestern University's School of Speech-Scholarship from Winnetka Drama Club (1941)
MILITARY SERVICE: Army Air Corp for 3 years-Stationed in the Aleutian Islands (1944)-Held the rank of Sergent
SEMI-PROFESSIONAL PRODUCTIONS: Played in David Bradley's amateau films: PEER GYNT(1941) & JULIUS CAESAR (1949)
BROADWAY DEBUT: ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA with Katharine Cornell (1948)
TELEVISION DEBUT: "Studio One' (1948)
MOTION PICTURE DEBUT: DARK CITY with Lizabeth Scott (1951)
OSCARS: Best Actor in BEN-HUR (1959) & The 'Jean Hersolt Humanitarian Award' (1977)
NUMBER OF MOTION PICTURES & TELEVISION FILMS APPEARED IN: Over 100!
MOVIE HE SUNG IN: WILL PENNY (1968)-Sang: 'Get Along Lil Doggies' during opening credits of movie & also sang with co-star Joan Hackett: 'Deck the Halls'
FAMOUS MEN HE HAS PORTRAYED: (In His Movies) President Andrew Jackson (twice), Buffalo Bill Cody, William Clark, Moses (twice), El Cid (Rodrigo Diaz de Bivar), John the Baptist, Michelangelo, General Charles 'Chinese' Gordon, Marc Antony, Cardinal Richelieu, and GOD
CHARACTERS MOST ASSOCIATED WITH: Moses, Ben-Hur, El Cid, & Michelangelo
ON TOP GROSSING LISTS: THE TEN COMMANDMENTS(1956), & BEN HUR(1959)
FAMOUS ACTRESSES HE HAS KISSED: (In his movies) Betty Hutton, Jennifer Jones, Susan Hayward, Donna Reed, Jane Wyman, Anne Baxter, Yvonne De Carlo, Janet Leigh, Carroll Baker, Inger Stevens, Sophia Loren, Ava Gardner, Senta Berger, Rosemary Forsyth, Kim Hunter, Joan Hackett, Jessica Walters, Geraldine Chaplin, Yvette Mimieux, Genevieve Bujold, Maud Adams, Stephanie Beacham, Katharine Ross
FAMOUS ACTORS HE ACTED WITH: Jack Webb, Cornel Wilde, Jimmy Stewart, Milburn Stone, Karl Malden, Forrest Tucker, Jack Palance, Brian Keith, Robert Young, Fred MacMurray, William Demarest, Sal Mineo, Yul Brynner, Sir Cedric Hardwicke, Vincent Price, John Carradine, Orson Wells, Dennis Weaver, Charles Boyer, Lorne Greene, Stephen Boyd, Hugh Griffith, Jack Hawkins, Gary Cooper, James Darren, David
Niven, John Ireland, Max Von Sydow, Robert Blake, David McCallum, Roddy McDowall, Sidney Poitier, Pat Boone, Van Heflin, Ed Wynn, John Wayne, Telly Savalas, Jose Ferrer,
Claude Rains, Richard Harris, Jim Hutton, James Coburn, Waren Oates, Ben Johnson, Slim Pickens, Rex Harrison, Richard Boone, Maurice Evans, James Farentino, Sir Laurence Olivier, Maximillian Schell, Leslie Nielson, James Whitmore, Donald Pleasence, Lee Majors, Bruce Dern, Anthony Zerbe, James Franciscus, James Robards, John Gielgud, Robert Vaughn, Richard Chamberlain, Christopher Lee, James Brolin,
'Rosie' Grier, Walter Pidgeon, Chuck Conners, Joseph Cotten, Oliver Reed, Michael York, George Kennedy, Dana Andrews, Roy Thinnes, Sid Caesar, Richard Roundtree, Barry Sullivan, Henry Fonda, Glenn Ford, Hal Holbrook, Robert Mitchum, Robert Wagner, Larry Wilcox, Beau Bridges, David Janssen, Jack Klugman, George C. Scott, Ernest Borgnine, David Carradine, Ned Beatty, John Forsythe, Richard Thomas, Mike Myers, Kurt Russell, Sam Elliott, Val Kilmer, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Tom Arnold, Paul Hogan, Patrick Duffy, Christopher Lambert, Warren Beatty, & Garry Shandling
FAMOUS ACTRESSES HE HAS ACTED WITH: (Other than the above mentioned) Dorothy Lamour, Gloria Grahame, Lizabeth Scott, Barbara Hale, Thelma Ritter, Claire Trevor, Nina Foch, Martha Scott, Dame Judith Anderson, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Marlene Dietrich, Jean Simmons, Claire Bloom, Genevieve Page, Flora Robson, Dorothy McGuire, Shelley Winters, Angela Lansbury, Kathryn Hays, Diana Muldaur, Diana Rigg, Hildegarde Neil, Susan Dey, Mariette Hartley, Leslie Uggams, Raquel Welch, Karen Black, Gloria Swanson, Myrna Loy, Helen Reddy, Linda Blair, Victoria Principal, Gena Rowlands, Susannah York, Stephanie Zimbalist, Vanessa Redgrave, Ann Jillian, Linda
Kozlowski, Jamie Lee Curtis, Chelsea Field, Julie Christie, Liv Tyler, Shirley Jones, Barbara Baine, Diane Keaton, Andie McDowell, Goldie Hawn and Lydia Clarke Heston
MOVIES WHICH HE PLAYED WITH LYDIA: (Lydia's roles listed) GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH (1952) as a 'circus girl', BAD FOR EACH OTHER (1953) as Rita Thornburg, & WILL PENNY (1968) as the doctor's wife: Mrs. Fraker
PROJECTS WHICH HE WORKED WITH FRASER: (Fraser's job listed) THE TEN COMMANDMENTS (1956) as 'infant' Moses, ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA (1973) as assistant director, MOTHER LODE (1982) as writer, THE CRUCIFER OF BLOOD (TV-1991) as director, THE MOUNTAIN MEN (1980) as writer, TREASURE ISLAND (TV-1990) as writer, ALASKA (1996) as director, AGAMEMNON FILMS (1981) as co-founder of film company with Chuck.
TV SERIES: THE COLBY'S (1985-1986) & DYNASTY (1985)--both playing the major role of 'Jason Colby'
BOOKS CHUCK HAS WRITTEN: An Actor's Life (1976), Beijing Diary (1986), In the Arena (1995), To Be a Man: Letters to My Grandson (1998), Charlton Heston's Hollywood (1998), Charlton Heston Presents THE BIBLE: Text Guide (1997), & The Courage to be Free (1999)
DIRECTING DEBUT: ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA(1973), which he played the role of Marc Antony
OTHER WORKS HE DIRECTED: MOTHER LODE(1982) & A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS(1988)
HIS ADDRESS: 2859 Coldwater Canyon, Beverly Hills, CA
OTHER CREDITS: Elected President of the Screen Actors Guild six times. He has served as the President of the American Film Institute (AFI) and served twice as President of the National Rifle Association (NRA).
OTHER AWARDS WON: 1950: Theatre World Award
1962: Golden Globe: World Film Favorite--Male
1967: Hollywood Foreign Press Association:Cecil B DeMilleAward
1972: Screen Actors Guild: Life Achievement Award
1984: Lifetime Achievement Awards ShoWest Convention, USA
1997: Dubbed Commander in the Order of the Arts and Letter:
(the French Ministry of Culture's highest civilian decoration)
1997: Kennedy Center Honors: Lifetime Achievement Award
2003: Presidential Medal of Freedom-Presented by Pres. Bush
(This medal is the highest civilian award given by the U.S. government.)
2003: The American Film Institute: The Charlton Heston Award
EMMY NOMINATIONS: 1952: Best Actor
1953: Best Actor
1966: Best Actor-Andersonville Diaries (TV)
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