Charlton Heston, who portrayed Moses and other heroic figures on film in the ’50s and ’60s died Saturday night at his home in Beverly Hills. He won an Oscar for best actor in the 1959 epic, Ben Hur. Heston marched with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. during the civil rights era, served as president of the Screen Actors Guild, and later, of the National Rifle Association. Heston battled cancer in the late 1990s, and later was diagnosed with symptoms similar to Alzheimer’s. He was awarded a Presidential Medal of Freedom by George W. Bush in 2003, one of many honors he received over his lifetime. Heston is survived by his wife Lydia, son Fraser, daughter Holly, and three grandchildren.