LOS ANGELES – Charles Heston movie star and political activist died at Beverly Hills home at the age of 84 Saturday. Charlton Heston won the 1959 best actor Oscar as the chariot-racing “Ben-Hur” and portrayed Moses, Michelangelo, El Cid and other heroic figures in film epics.
Charlton Heston was president of the National Rifle Association from 1998 to 2003. He delivered an historic address concerning 2nd Amendment Rights to Keep and Bear Arms saying “I have only five words for you: From my cold, dead hands.” Heston added: “You are of the same lineage as the farmers who stood at Concord Bridge” at the start of the American Revolution.
Heston starred in classic science fiction films and disaster films between 1968 and 1975 including Planet of the Apes (1968), Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970), Soylent Green (1971), The Omega Man (1973), Earthquake (1974), and Airport (1975).
Charles Heston starred in sucessful western, action and historical films in the 1950s and 1960s.
Heston made a cameo appearance in the 2001 remake of Planet of the Apes. In the film, he plays a chimp who introduces arms to his species by giving a pistol to his son, General Thade.
His last film role was an uncredited appearance as the voice of nobleman in Shrek 2 (2004) .
In 1944, enlisted in the United States Army Air Forces. He served for two years as a B-25 radio operator/gunner stationed in the Alaskan Aleutian Islands with the Eleventh Air Force as a Staff Sergeant.
In the last few days news has broken out about the Westland group which is located in Chino. California providing some bad beef to the Los Angeles Unified School District(LAUSD). About 37 million pounds of beef have been recalled that had gone to the school lunch programs. There are 150 school districts across the nation that have stopped using the ground beef from the processing plant Hallmark Meat Co Continue reading
Salma Hayek and Vanessa Williams joined the opening celebration of the Sergio Rossi boutique on Melrose Place. The Italian luxury shoes and accessories brand, Sergio Rossi opened its 1,500 sq. ft. store with a dinner at Bastide co-hosted by Sergio Rossi Creative Director Edmundo Castillo and Salma Hayek on January 16, 2008.
I have to say that since I moved to the L.A. area in 2000, Burbank Airport, a.k.a. Bob Hope Airport (BUR), has been my hub of choice. I beg friends to choose that as their arrival point and leave from there whenever I can.
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For the better part of more than four decades, there has been a War raging between Medical practitioners and the Federal Government, with the only casualties being the patients that continue to suffer -In almost every part of the county except for California many doctors have become frustrated with the mere fact that as practitioners they cannot prescribe a safe and reliable cure – The most significant or unbelievable factor Continue reading
One can go to Farmers Market in West Los Angeles and find many great restaurants to eat at. I recently ate at The French Crepe Co. They have two locations, but I prefer to eat at the Farmers market for nostalgia, historic value and for a possible celebrity sighting. One may get a chance to see such celebrities as Garret Morris, Vince Vaughn, Chris Rock, Frankie Munoz, Sean Continue reading
Eight Miles northeast of downtown Los Angeles is the Rose Parade and the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. The Rose Parade is traditionally done every year on New Years Day. The Rose Parade started January 1, 1890. Following the parade is the Rose Bowl football game. The Rose Bowl football game started January 1, 1923. Many of the local television stations will carry the Rose Parade live and Continue reading
The Wii is almost impossible to get in Los Angeles. There are a couple of places the wii is still available. GameStop at Universal CityWalk in Los Angeles has been offering rainchecks for the nintendo wii. You must pay the console’s full price of $250 and pick it up in January. You can also find a wii advertised in the electronic classifieds in the Los Angeles craiglist. This should set Continue reading
Tiger at the Los Angeles ZooLos Angeles Zoo is a place where you can find a perfect combination of flora and fauna. We all know that Continue reading
Register now here for LA Marathon XXIV May 25, 2009, Los Angeles, CA, 91608. The running will start on Monday, May 25 2009, 7:00am. at the corner of Cahuenga and Lankershim Cahuenga Blvd And Lankershim Blvd Los Angeles, CA.
LA Marathon XXIV
Monday, May 25, 2009, 07:00 AM
Los Angeles, CA 91608
Monday, May 25, 2009
Los Angeles, CA
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