Dockside Chat - R.I.P. Charlton Heston, 84

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Eyeball
04-05-2008, 11:13 PM
"Charlton Heston, the Oscar-winning actor who achieved stardom playing larger-than-life figures including Moses, Michelangelo and Andrew Jackson in historical epics and went on to become a best-selling author, a contentious Hollywood labor leader, an unapologetic gun advocate and darling of conservative causes, has died. He was 84.

Heston died Saturday at his Beverly Hills home, his family said in a statement. In 2002, he had been diagnosed with symptoms similar to those of Alzheimer's disease. ...

Late in life, Heston's stature as a political firebrand overshadowed his acting. He became demonized by gun control advocates and liberal Hollywood when he became president of the National Rifle Assn. in 1998. ..."


You can read the whole story from the L.A. Times here: http://www.latimes.com/la-me-heston6apr06,0,3675317.story



Some years back Heston gave one of the most moving speeches on liberty and freedom and social commentary that I have ever heard. I'm too far into a bottle of mediocre+ Cabernet Sauvignon to look it up but I will in the morning if there is an interest in reading the text of it.


49erJim
04-05-2008, 11:17 PM
Anyone who can be Moses is ok with me!

tprice
04-06-2008, 03:54 AM
[QUOTE]49erJim - 4/6/2008 2:17 AM

Anyone who can be Moses is ok with me![/QUOTE

Great actor and also big supporter of NRA,

He will be missed


ubettcha13
04-06-2008, 04:05 AM
NRA more medal of honor winners belong to this organization than all others combined
*******RIP Charlton Heston you will be sadly missed*****

earlyriser
04-06-2008, 04:25 AM
I will pray for him !!!

Tireless
04-06-2008, 04:35 AM
He seemed like a genuinely authentic guy.

John_Madison CT
04-06-2008, 05:13 AM
Godspeed Mr. Heston. You were a great man and patriot.

BlueWaterRunner
04-06-2008, 05:40 AM
He will be missed, God bless his family and friends left behind. He was a true patriot.

bmkshort
04-06-2008, 06:48 AM
WOW!!!

I hadn't heard. He was the best. Ironically, I justed watched the original "Planet of the Apes"
friday night and was thinking what a great actor he was.

He will be truly missed. :(

okletsfish
04-06-2008, 08:48 AM
A true American,along with Mr. Hope and Wayne.The greatest generation is starting to disappear.

ABoater
04-06-2008, 08:53 AM
Rest in Peace, Mr. Heston.

I had the honor of meeting him about 7 or 8 years ago. I got a pic with him and his autograph.

He was a true class-act...

"Part the waters!"

:thumbsup:

Seacat FL
04-06-2008, 09:01 AM
He was a great man who will be missed.

I always enjoyed "Omega Man"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Omega_Man

Good metaphor for our times.

Cracker
04-06-2008, 09:21 AM
okletsfish - 4/6/2008 11:48 AM

A true American,along with Mr. Hope and Wayne.The greatest generation is starting to disappear.

All 3 were classy gentlemen

CaptKennyW
04-06-2008, 09:23 AM
A true Patriot, just like John Wayne and Jimmy Stuart

GypsyJon
04-06-2008, 09:54 AM
A true knee jerk right winger...

CaptKennyW
04-06-2008, 10:09 AM
i knew someone would post some crap like that.
so...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlton_heston

Lively-Lines
04-06-2008, 10:11 AM
One of the last great people to be part of the Hollywood scene. John Wayne, Jimmy Stewart and Charlton Heston all loved their county and what it stood for. That is a rare trait in Hollwood these days.

RIP Mr. Heston. :(

bobb
04-06-2008, 10:17 AM
GypsyJon - 4/6/2008 12:54 PM

A true knee jerk right winger...

And you sir are an A-HOLE.........

TSA
04-06-2008, 11:05 AM
CaptKennyW - 4/6/2008 12:23 PM

A true Patriot, just like John Wayne and Jimmy Stuart

Yep. A man true to his beliefs ........and of legendary stature.

Beuford T. Justice
04-06-2008, 02:35 PM
GypsyJon - 4/6/2008 12:54 PM

A true knee jerk right winger...
That is exactly why I absolutely hate worthless liberal trash.

BW23
04-06-2008, 03:45 PM
Beuford T. Justice - 4/6/2008 2:35 PM

GypsyJon - 4/6/2008 12:54 PM

A true knee jerk right winger...
That is exactly why I absolutely hate worthless liberal trash.

You're too kind........ :thumbsup:


No question Heston was a "Class Act " and "True American Legend" !

andyp262
04-06-2008, 06:57 PM
im not sure what to say, a man of character and conviction. the "from my cold dead hands" speech still gives me goosebumps. i think it is best to describe him as a true patriot, may he rest in peace.

drylee
04-07-2008, 09:54 AM
Hollywood has just lost about 25% of it's GOP base....

Tireless
04-07-2008, 11:23 AM
drylee - 4/7/2008 12:54 PM

Hollywood has just lost about 25% of it's GOP base....

And 50% of it's heterosexual union members.

nsh
04-07-2008, 02:00 PM
Hey Eyeball, did you find the speech. I would like to read IT.

Eyeball
04-07-2008, 02:44 PM
nsh - 4/8/2008 6:00 AM

Hey Eyeball, did you find the speech. I would like to read IT.


Didn't think there was any interest. I'll see if I can find it. Heston gave great speeches.

andyp262
04-07-2008, 03:59 PM
nra.org has put up many of his speeches. inspiring to say the least. the cold dead hands is from the 2000 annual meetings and i did not see that on there although i didnt have time to really investigate. i will do that later tonight perhaps

GypsyJon
04-07-2008, 06:33 PM
Thanks for supporting democracy and appreciating differences of opinion guys!



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