Saturday, April 05, 2008

CHARLTON HESTON, 84

Moses. Thorn. Neville. And George Taylor. Take your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape!

The actor died Saturday. According to a statement from the family:
"To his loving friends, colleagues and fans, we appreciate your heartfelt prayers and support. Charlton Heston was seen by the world as larger than life. He was known for his chiseled jaw, broad shoulders and resonating voice, and, of course, for the roles he played. Indeed, he committed himself to every role with passion, and pursued every cause with unmatched enthusiasm and integrity.

We knew him as an adoring husband, a kind and devoted father, and a gentle grandfather, with an infectious sense of humor. He served these far greater roles with tremendous faith, courage and dignity. He loved deeply, and he was deeply loved.

No one could ask for a fuller life than his. No man could have given more to his family, to his profession, and to his country. In his own words, "I have lived such a wonderful life! I've lived enough for two people."
A mad house, but his place in it was memorable.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Did they finally pry that gun from his cold, dead hand?

Anonymous said...

Moses and Lilly Munster are together again. RIP with your Kentucky Long Rifle in hand.

Anonymous said...

Charlton Heston was a class act. He was married to the same woman for 63 years. (In Hollywood now it's a miracle celebs stay married for 63 minutes!) He marched with Martin Luther King in Washington (which he said was the proudest moment of his life) and supported the right to bear arms (even though that got him flak from the left). You might not agree with his views, but you gotta respect the man. He walked the talk. He will be missed. Prayers and condolences for his family....

Anonymous said...

Anon 6:32, you can make light of Charlton Heston if you like.

I'd hate to think what they'll pry from Barney Frank's hand, or mouth when he goes

Darin said...

"I love the smell of Napalm in the morning"

What a Kurtz.

JL said...

I'll go ahead and defend Chuck as an actor and Hollywood icon, even if I didn't agree with some of his politics. What the hell does Barney Frank have to do with any of this?

Anonymous said...

and defib dick continues to suck air.

also from the planet o' the apes starring ol' ch, 40 yr b4 the "rev." wright:

"gawd damn you all to hell."

betcha fux noises channel never played that one in their fond farewells to ch.

camobel.es said...

For my part one and all ought to look at it.