Sunday, April 06, 2008

Charlton Heston has died.

Joel Rosenberg reports that Charlton Heston has died, with a story about part of his life:

In 1961, he attended a premier of one of his movies in Oklahoma. The theater was segregated; he joined the picket line. At a time when it was by no means politically expedient to do so, he marched with Martin Luther King Jr.

Great photo at the link of Mr. Heston with James Baldwin, Harry Belafonte, Sidney Poitier, and Marlon Brando (among many others) at the civil rights march on Washington, DC.

May his memory be a blessing.

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