#4892 - (49¢) Charlton Heston

Born John Charles Carnet, Charlton Heston (1923-2008) made his name as both an actor and a political activist as head of the National Rifle Association. In a career of over 60 years, Heston appeared in almost 100 films and won an Academy Award for best actor in the 1959 film "Ben-Hur". In 1944 Heston joined the Air Force and served two years aboard a B-25 bomber. Following the war, he decided to revive his interest in acting and appeared in several Broadway plays, and a 1949 television play brought him to the attention of Hollywood, and he appeared in his first film in 1950. His role as Moses in the 1956 biblical epic "The Ten Commandments" was highly praised, making him a desirable heroic lead in action pictures. US #4892 Charlton Heston

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