Charleton Heston - My favorite actor of all time. Who can forget this scene? "Row well and live." Quintus Arrius from Ben Hur; Other great movies: The Ten Commandments, Planet of the Apes and The Omega Man
Charlton Heston enlisted in the United States Army Air Forces in 1944. He served for two years as a radio operator and aerial gunner aboard a B-25 Mitchell stationed in the Alaskan Aleutian Islands with the Eleventh Air Force. He reached the rank of Staff Sergeant.
Two veteran actors famous for their westerns that were intended to show up in Tombstone were Glen Ford and Robert Mitchum. Ford pulled out for some reason and was replaced with Harry Carey Jr. Mitchum (cast as the patriarch of the Clantons) was injured in a horse riding accident early in the filming. Mitchum's lines were given to to Powers Booth and other actors and Robert Mitchum ended up the narrator of the film. Charlton Heston appeared as planned as rancher Henry Hooker.