Heston's Embarrassment Over Baldness27 November 2009
Heston's Embarrassment Over Baldness
The Planet of the Apes actor was starring in A Man For All Seasons at a theatre in London's West End in 1987.
And Heston made sure he wore his regular hairpiece at all times - despite having to don a large wig during the shows.
Takei says, "There was another actor that wore two helmets in a play on the West End at the Savoy Theatre as matter of a fact, an American... Charlton Heston was as bald as a billiard ball, so he wore a hairpiece, a toupee - and he didn't like to reveal that fact. So he came in to the theatre with the toupee on, he was doing A Man For All Seasons... so on top of his toupee he'd put the Sir Thomas More wigs on, can you imagine how hot it was? Two wigs on: His toupee and that full head of hair."
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