Hollywood Deaths, 2008
Heston was one of the great actors
of the 20th century. Eartha Kitt
was a great actress and singer.
All these will be missed.
Charlton Heston, April 5, age 84: The ruggedly handsome Heston was known for his heroic roles in films like 1959's "Ben-Hur" (for which he won the best actor Oscar), "El Cid" and "The Ten Commandments," in which he played a commanding Moses. Even his role in "Planet of the Apes" was transformative and heroic. He was also known for his offscreen activities, from his work in the early '60s in the civil rights movemen