Charlton Heston -- An American Classic
Charlton Heston has died of complications following his fight with Alzheimers. He was 84.
I think a lot of us felt as Argentine actress Norma Aleandro once did, when she was partnered with Heston at the Oscars. Instead of reading the cue-cards with her intro, she stopped, took a deep breath, looked up at the still amazingly handsome actor next to her, and rasped out:
"My God, I can't believe I'm standing next to Moses"
In my opinion, Old Hollywood -- the Hollywood of the epic, of the studio system, of the true cinematic moment of grandiosity and glamour, of plain old family entertainment...is officially over.
May both Rest in Peace.