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Film Legend Charlton Heston Dead at 84

Original post made by june, Professorville, on Apr 6, 2008




Not very many people will remember that Charlton Heston picketed a segregated theater premiering his own movie; or that he accompanied Martin Luther King Jr on the 1963 Civil Rights March on Washington.

All at a time when no one in Hollywood was willing to speak out against racism.

It's more likely that he'll be remembered as the six foot three inch tall actor, who played Moses and Ben Hur, and later became the president and spokesman for the National Rifle Association advocating the right to keep and bear arms; or recall that he opposed affirmative action.

After all,M L King was a Republican and nobody remembers that either.seeWeb Link

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Posted by Have they pried the gun from his hands?
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Apr 6, 2008 at 7:02 pm

Regarding Heston, as we used to say in the old country-- a shayna rayna kapoorah


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Posted by Danny
a resident of Crescent Park
on Apr 6, 2008 at 7:28 pm

I've never thought his attachment to the NRA was healthy, but I enjoyed watching him as an actor. Go in peace...


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