actor Charlton Heston, 78, said his doctors have told him
he has a neurological disorder consistent with Alzheimer's
who played Moses in "The Ten Commandments," said
in a videotaped announcement: "For an actor there is
no greater loss than the loss of his audience. I can part
the Red Sea, but I can't part with you, which is why I won't
exclude you from this stage in my life."
former president of the Screen Actors Guild and a leading
figure in the political debate over gun control, said for
now he would continue leading a normal life.
you see a little less spring in my step, if your name fails
to leap to my lips, you'll know why," he said. "And
if I tell you a funny story for the second time, please laugh
of August 11, 2002