|Charlton Heston (1924 - 2008)
Former President of the National Rifle Association
Mr. Lydia Clarke
Father of Fraser Clarke Heston (director)
|Studio One: Wuthering Heights (1950) [Heathcliff]: Dies of natural causes after years of being tormented by Catherine's ghost. (I don't know who played Catherine in this version.)
Studio One: Macbeth (1951) [Macbeth]: Stabbed to death in a swordfight with Darren McGavin.
Ruby Gentry (1952) [Boake Tackman]: Shot in the chest by James Anderson in the swamp while Charlton is talking to Jennifer Jones.
El Cid (1961) [Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar, El Cid]: Shot with an arrow during a battle with the Moors; he dies in Sophia Loren's arms shortly afterwards. His body is mounted on his horse and sent back into the battle to fool the Moors.
The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965) [John the Baptist]: Decapitated (off-screen) by Jose Ferrer's soldiers. (Thanks to Michael)
Khartoum (1966) [General Charles 'Chinese' Gordon]: Stabbed in the chest with a spear by a Muslim soldier as he approaches them; his severed head is later presented (out of camera frame) to Laurence Olivier. (Thanks to Jeffrey, Stephen, Mac, and Aaron)
Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970) [George Taylor]: Shot by James Gregory; Charlton's hand falls on the switch of a doomsday bomb as he falls, destroying the Earth. (Thanks to Michael and Donald)
The Omega Man (1971) [Robert Neville]: Impaled with a spear when Anthony Zerbe throws it at him. (Thanks to Michael and Donald)
Antony and Cleopatra (1972) [Marc Antony]: Commits suicide by throwing himself on his sword; he dies shortly afterwards while talking to Hildegarde Neil. (I haven't seen this version, but I'm familiar with the play.)
Earthquake (1974) [Stewart Graff]: Drowned when he falls into the sewer system while trying to save Ava Gardner. (Thanks to Michael)
Midway (The Battle of Midway) (1976) [Captain Matthew Garth]: Killed in a plane crash when he tries to land his damaged fighter on an aircraft carrier. (Thanks to Donald)
Mother Lode (Search for the Mother Lode: The Last Great Treasure) (1982) [Silas McGee/Ian McGee]: Falls to his death after being shot by Nick Mancuso. (Thanks to Michael)
Hamlet (1996) [Player King]: "Poisoned" when another actor pours poison in his ear in a play-within-the-play sequence, while Kenneth Branagh watches Derek Jacobi's reaction in the audience.
The Order (2001) [Professor Walter Finley]: Shot in the chest in the crossfire of a shoot-out in the street; he dies shortly afterwards while talking to Jean-Claude Van Damme.
Planet of the Apes (2001) [Zaius, Thade's Father]: Dies of old age, while talking to his son (Tim Roth). (Both Charlton and Tim are wearing ape make-up for this film.) (Thanks to Tal)