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Claude Heater

Claude Heater was born on October 25, 1927 in Oakland, California, USA as Claude Lewis Heater. He is an actor, known for Tristan und Isolde (1970) and Ben-Hur (1959). See full bio »

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Known For

Tristan und Isolde
Ben-Hur Jesus - The Christ


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 1970 Tristan und Isolde (TV Movie)
 1959 Ben-Hur
Jesus - The Christ (uncredited)

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The baritone in the singing trio in the original production of 'Leonard Bernstein (I)''s opera, "Trouble in Tahiti", in 1952. See more »

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From Louella Parson's newspaper column, of July 31, 1958: "The very difficult task of casting the role of Jesus in 'Ben-Hur' has been completed in Rome and came about in a most unusual way. 'Henry Hennigson', production manager, went to the concert of a young American singer in Rome and heard Claude Heater, whose voice is not only magnificent but he has a beautiful spiritual face. Hennigson told ... See more »

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