Sunday, April 06, 2008

Charlton Heston dies at age 84

Generally, Sunday is an off-computer day here at the BRBTV headquarters -- a day of rest that we spend out in the Florida room sipping tea and reading Harper's Bazaar or Entertainment Weekly, or parked in front of some cheesy somebody-stole-my-baby-or-my-husband-has-amnesia Lifetime movies. But today we felt it appropriate, since we're doing a lot of setup online for a big announcement tomorrow, anyway, to bop into the blog and post the sad news that's right now making big ripples in papers and on websites across the world ...

Our handsome and commanding Jason Colby of both "Dynasty" and "The Colbys," Mr. Charlton Heston, has died. The screen legend and gun-rights advocate, for whom our beloved "The Colbys" was such a small part of his career, died last night with his wife by his side, the Associated Press reports.

On "The Colbys," launched, of course, from episodes of "Dynasty" in 1985, Heston shared the small screen with Stephanie Beacham and Katharine Ross, as well as fellow big-screen legend Barbara Stanwyck. BRBTV just loved him, also, in the original "Planet of the Apes" movie of 1968. He's well-known for his roles as Moses in 1956's "The Ten Commandments" and as the title character in 1959's "Ben-Hur."

We'll let these sources tell the rest of the story:

Meanwhile, stay tuned for a big announcement tomorrow ... BRB is excited ...

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