Charlton Heston Height, Weight, Age, Facts, Biography, Family

Charlton Heston Height, Weight, Age, Facts, Biography, Family
Charlton Heston Quick Info
Height 6 ft 2½ in
Weight 95 kg
Date of Birth October 4, 1923
Zodiac Sign Libra
Date of Death April 5, 2008

Charlton Heston was an American actor and political activist who earned great renown for his performance in films like The Ten Commandments (1956), Ben-Hur (1959), Touch of Evil (1958), El Cid (1961), Soylent Green (1973), The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965), etc.

Born Name

John Charles Carter

Nick Name

Charlton Heston, Chuck, Charlie (by his wife)

Charlton Heston as seen in 1953
Charlton Heston as seen in 1953 (20th Century Fox Studios / Wikimedia / Public Domain)

Age

He was born on October 4, 1923.

Died

Charlton passed away on April 5, 2008, from pneumonia in Beverly Hills, California. He was 84 years old at that time.

Sun Sign

Libra

Born Place

Wilmette, Illinois, United States

Nationality

American

Occupation

Actor, Political Activist

Net Worth

Charlton’s net worth was $40 million according to CelebrityNetWorth.com.

Build

Muscular

Height

6 ft 2½ in or 189 cm

Weight

95 kg or 209.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Charlton had dated –

  1. Lydia Marie Clarke (1944-2008) – The President’s Lady (1951) star got hitched to actress and photographer Lydia Marie Clarke on March 17, 1944. The couple raised 2 children together – adopted daughter Holly Heston Rochell (b. 1961) and their biological son Fraser Clarke Heston (b. February 12, 1955). They were married for over 64 years until Heston’s death in 2008.
  2. Katy Jurado (1953)
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Charlton Heston seen with President Ronald Reagan in 1981
Charlton Heston seen with President Ronald Reagan in 1981 (Reagan White House Photographs / Wikimedia / Public Domain)

Race / Ethnicity

White

He had English, Cornish, distant German, and Scottish ancestry.

Hair Color

Black

However, his hair had turned ‘Gray’ due to his advancing age.

Eye Color

Blue

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Towering height
  • Commanding voice

Religion

Episcopalianism

Charlton Heston seen dressed as Mark Anthony in the play Julius Caesar in 1950
Charlton Heston seen dressed as Mark Antony in the play Julius Caesar in 1950 (Sba2 at English Wikipedia / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0)

Charlton Heston Facts

  1. In 1997, he was included in Empire Magazine‘s list of ‘The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time’ at #28.
  2. Charlton was present at the historic 1963 March on Washington with Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
  3. He had turned down the opportunity to play the character of Police Chief Martin Brody in the box-office hit, Jaws (1975).
  4. Charlton was selected to play Moses in The Ten Commandments (1956) as he closely resembled the early 16th century statue of Moses famously carved by Michelangelo.

Featured Image by 20th Century Fox Studios / Wikimedia / Public Domain

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