Charlton Heston as Moses

Charlton Heston dead 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… The actor died Saturday night at his home in Beverly Hills with his wife Lydia at his side, family spokesman Bill Powers said.

Awww. They don’t make ’em like that anymore. The obituaries are sure to pour in for this legendary actor. He won an Oscar for Ben Hur and has had a long and brilliant career, but to me he’ll always be Moses in The Ten Commandments.

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