I am heartbroken. One of my all time favorite actors has passed away. Charleton Heston died Saturday at the age of 84. Of course we all remember his Oscar winning performance in Ben Hur and as Moses in the annual television epic The Ten Commandments (I watch this movie religiously) and The Planet of the Apes movies. But I first came to appreciate this actor during the explosion of 1970’s “tragedy” movies. There was Airport 75, Earthquake, The Towering Inferno. I loved these movies. A death defying situation and a hero to save the day! That was Charleton Heston to me.
He was The Greatest Show on Earth!
And don’t forget, Soilent Green is people! Oh man, I am never eating again.