Real name: John Charles Carter.
Passing: Saturday at home in Beverly Hills.
Previous diagnosis: Neurological symptoms "consistent with Alzheimer’s disease."
IMDb credits: 1941-2007.
Selected films: Ben-Hur, The Ten Commandments, The Greatest Story Ever Told, Planet of the Apes, The Greatest Show on Earth, El Cid, Pony Express, Soylent Green, Earthquake, Airport 1975, Wayne's World 2, Bowling for Columbine.
Selected roles: Moses, Michelangelo, Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson (twice), Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Marc Antony, Henry VIII, John the Baptist, Sherlock Holmes, Buffalo Bill Cody, Long John Silver, The Beast.
Oscars: Best Actor, Ben-Hur (1960); Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award (1978).
Dog role: The Mastiff, Cats & Dogs (2001).
"Friends" episode: "The One with Joey's Dirty Day" (1998).
Presidencies: Screen Actors Guild, National Rifle Association.
Party switch: Democrat to Republican, after Robert Bork was rejected for the Supreme Court in 1987.
Cause in death: Motion Picture and Television Fund.
Walk of Fame star: 1620 Vine Street.
Related fact: Cecil B. De Mille's former Los Feliz estate, in Laughlin Park, is listed for sale; Asking price: $26.25 million.
Photo: AP via New York Times