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Sunday, April 6, 2008
By Dr. Steven Taylor

Via the LAT: Charlton Heston, 84; Oscar-winning actor played larger-than-life figures

Heston died Saturday at his Beverly Hills home, said family spokesman Bill Powers. In 2002, he had been diagnosed with symptoms similar to those of Alzheimer’s disease.

A video overview of his life can be found here.

I must confess, the role that most sticks in my mind is that of George Taylor in Planet of the Apes.

Here’s the iconic final scene:

Of course, much of the last several decades, he was more of a political figure, given his prominent role with the NRA than he was an entertainer.

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