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Birth Name: Charlton Heston
Born: 10/04/1923
Birth Place: Evanston, Illinois, USA
Death Place: Beverly Hills, California, USA
Died: 04/05/2008

Born John Charles Carter on Oct. 8, 1923 in Evanston, IL to parents Lilla and Russell Whitford Carter, Heston's family moved to the extremely rural town of St. Helen, MI when he was still an infant. As an only child, he spent long hours exploring the forests near his childhood home, often acting out characters from the copious books he enjoyed reading. When he was 10 years old, his parents divorced. His mother soon remarried to Chester Heston, and the new family relocated to the suburb of Wilmette, just north of Chicago. Adopting his stepfather's surname, Heston went on to attend New Trier High School, enrolling in the school's dramatic arts program. He later attended Northwestern University... Continue Bio >>

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