The late actor Charlton Heston was “as bald as a billiard ball” according to Star Trek’s George Takei. It appears that Heston disguised his hair loss for a number of years by wearing a hairpiece.
Heston, known best for his leading role in The Planet of the Apes, starred in the play A Man For All Seasons in London’s West End back in 1987. Playing the role of Sir Thomas More meant Heston had to wear a wig however he chose to wear this over his hairpiece, according to Takei: “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.”
Born in 1923, Heston was in his early 60s when he starred in A Man For All Seasons. It is likely he started to lose his hair a number of years before and at that time, there were not hair loss treatments nor modern hair transplants as there are today. While Heston no doubt owned a hairpiece of the highest quality, it would have been uncomfortable at times, especially when he doubled up his wigs for his art.
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