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Charlie Chaplin

Charlie Chaplin Fast Facts
Birthday ***, 1889
Place of Birth Walworth, England
Death day December 25, 1977 (88 years old)
Zodiac Sign Aries
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Charlie Chaplin

Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin was an English comic actor, filmmaker, and composer who rose to fame in the era of silent film. He became a worldwide icon through his screen persona, The Tramp, and is considered one of the most important figures in the history of the film industry. His career spanned more than 75 years, from childhood in the Victorian era until a year before his death in 1977, and encompassed both adulation and controversy. Chaplin's childhood in London was one of poverty and hardship, as his father was absent and his mother struggled financially, and he was sent to a workhouse twice before the age of nine. When he was 14, his mother was committed to a mental asylum. Chaplin began performing at an early age, touring music halls and later working as a stage actor and comedian. At 19, he was signed to the prestigious Fred Karno company, which took him to America. He was scouted for the film industry and began appearing in 1914 for Keystone Studios.

Born Charles Spencer Chaplin, April 16, 1889, Walworth, London, England
Died December 25, 1977, Manoir de Ban, Riviera-Pays-d'Enhaut District, Vaud, Switzerland
Resting place Cimetière de Corsier-sur-Vevey, Corsier-sur-Vevey, Riviera-Pays-d'Enhaut District, Vaud, Switzerland
Occupation Actor, comedian, director, composer, screenwriter, producer, editor
Years active 1899–1976
Children 11
Parent(s) Charles Chaplin Sr (father), Hannah Chaplin (née Hill) (mother)
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About Charlie Chaplin

Comedic silent film icon who gained world fame for portraying his character, The Tramp, and starred in The Great Dictator and Modern Times. He had a career that lasted over 75 years, and became one of the most important people in film history.

Charlie Chaplin before fame

He was forced to live in a workhouse at the age of seven, and his mother was sent to a mental asylum. When he was fourteen, he began touring as a comedian, and when he was 19, he moved to America with the Fred Karno company.

Achievement of Charlie Chaplin

He was investigated by the FBI, who suspected him of being a communist, and moved to Switzerland, where he died.

Charlie Chaplin family life

He married four times; his last wife, Oona O'Neill, was eighteen when he married her in June, 1943 at age fifty-four. He was married to Paulette Goddard from 1936 to 1942.

Associations of Charlie Chaplin

He, Harold Lloyd and Buster Keaton were among the most prominent actors during the silent film era.

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