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Lydia Marie Clarke (April 14, 1923 – September 3, 2018) was an American actress and photographer, and the widow of Academy Award-winning actor Charlton Heston.

Lydia Clarke
Lydia Clarke.jpg
Clarke in 1960
Born
Lydia Marie Clarke

(1923-04-14)April 14, 1923
DiedSeptember 3, 2018(2018-09-03) (aged 95)
Years active1950–2001
Spouse(s)
Charlton Heston
(m. 1944; died 2008)
Children2
Lydia and Charlton Heston, 1954

Clarke was born in Two Rivers, Wisconsin. She married Charlton Heston on March 17, 1944, and their marriage lasted for 64 years until his death on April 5, 2008. They had two children: Fraser Clarke Heston and Holly Heston Rochell. She was a breast cancer survivor and had undergone a mastectomy.

DeathEdit

Clarke died from complications due to pneumonia on September 3, 2018, at UCLA Medical Center, in Santa Monica, California, at the age of 95.[1][2]

FilmographyEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1952 The Greatest Show on Earth Circus girl
The Atomic City Martha Addison
1952 Bad for Each Other Rita Thornburg
1968 Will Penny Mrs. Fraker

TelevisionEdit

  • Studio One (2 episodes, 1950–1952)
  • The Road to Jericho (1950) TV episode
  • Captain-General of the Armies (1952) TV episode
  • This Is Your Life: 30th Anniversary Special (1981)
  • 20/20 .... Herself (1 episode, 2002)
  • Lasting Love (2003) (TV)

Camera and electrical departmentEdit

  • 1971: The Omega Man (1971; still photographer)
  • 1982: Mother Lode (still photographer; as Lydia Clarke Heston)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Barnes, Mike (September 5, 2018). "Lydia Clarke Heston, Actress and Wife of Charlton Heston, Dies at 95". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved September 6, 2018.
  2. ^ Haas, Mariah; Young, Julius (September 5, 2018). "Lydia Clarke Heston, actress and wife of Charlton Heston, dead at 95". Fox News. Retrieved September 6, 2018.

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