I few years ago, while working at Waldenbooks, we hosted an autographing for Charlton Heston. My job was to hand him each book as customers came through the line. Despite a nice crowd, we had plenty of time to talk about his film career, including his roles in The Omega Man, A Touch of Evil, Soylent Green, The Naked Jungle, and, of course, Planet of the Apes.
We even talked a little theology, since the book he was signing was Charlton Heston Presents the Bible. One interesting comment he made is pointing out that Noah's Ark is the only post-creation Bible story that physically involves the rest of the world--not just the Middle East. (He dodged my question regarding whether he thought Noah's Ark was a true story or merely allegorical in nature). My only regret regarding the autographing is that I didn't take any photos.
Charlton Heston, one of the nicest, most interesting celebrities that I have ever met, will truly be missed--by genre buffs and by film fans in general.