Charlton Heston

Hollywood legend Charlton Heston
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, a family spokesman said.

Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution from Apr. 5 to Apr. 10, 2008