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Charlton Heston dead at 84

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by Connemara, Apr 6, 2008.

  1. Fabro

    Fabro Senior Member

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    RIP.

    Planet of the Apes is one of those films that if it comes on while i'm flicking through channels, I am compelled to watch it to the end.
     


  2. rnoldh

    rnoldh Stylish Dinosaur

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    So it is written, so it is done.

    The Shoe Fairy will be sitting shiva this week.[​IMG]


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    Yes, a little known fact is that Charlton Heston was Sephardic.
     


  3. RJman

    RJman Posse Member Dubiously Honored

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    Yes, a little known fact is that Charlton Heston was Sephardic.


    Moses was Sephardic?!
     


  4. rnoldh

    rnoldh Stylish Dinosaur

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    Moses was Sephardic?!

    Of course.

    After all he was an Egyptian Jew that was wealthy and eventually moved to Beverley Hills.

    Had to be Sephardim[​IMG]
     


  5. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Charlton Heston is Soylent Green!!!!

    100% lack of class.
     


  6. Nonk

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    100% lack of class.

    Thank you.

    It is of course very indicative of class to point out other's perceived lack of it.
     


  7. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Thank you.

    It is of course very indicative of class to point out other's perceived lack of it.


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    I just watched Ben Hur and The Ten Commandments two weeks ago at Easter. I'm sorry to see him pass.
     


  9. Eason

    Eason Bicurious Racist

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    So...

    now can we pry his gun from his hands? [​IMG]
     


  10. globetrotter

    globetrotter Stylish Dinosaur

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    Of course.

    After all he was an Egyptian Jew that was wealthy and eventually moved to Beverley Hills.

    Had to be Sephardim[​IMG]


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    sorry - can somebody tell me what he died from?
     


  11. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    sorry - can somebody tell me what he died from?


    He suffered from Alzheimer's Disease. It is usually not the disease that kills the person but one of a host of rather nasty sequelae such as aspiration pneumonia, dehydration, pressure ulcers, etc.
     


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    Though they didn't say what he died from, Mr. Heston was in the final stages of Alzheimer's disease.
     


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    globetrotter Stylish Dinosaur

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    that's not a nice way to go
     


  14. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    that's not a nice way to go

    Nope. That's why I said what I said in my first post in this thread. He showed great dignity in how he publicly dealt with the disease.
     


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    I had lunch with him once about 10 years ago. Real nice guy, very unassuming for all his fame. (There were other men in the small lunch party, including the NRA's Wayne La Pierre, but Heston was sitting directly across the table from me.)
     


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