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Charlton Heston dies at 84

LOS ANGELES — Charlton Heston, who won the 1959 Best Actor Oscar as the chariot-racing Ben-Hur and portrayed Moses, Michelangelo, El Cid and other heroic figures in movie epics of the '50s and '60s, has died. He was 84.

Heston spokesman Bill Powers said the actor died Saturday night at his home in Beverly Hills with his wife, Lydia, at his side.

Charlton Heston dies at 84 04/06/08 [Last modified: Monday, April 7, 2008 7:27am]
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