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Charles Chaplin

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Biography

Publicity portrait, circa 1920

Source: Wikipedia

Sir Charles Spencer "Charlie" Chaplin, KBE (16 April 1889 – 25 December 1977) was a British comic actor and film-maker who rose to fame in the silent film era. Chaplin became a worldwide icon through his screen persona "the Tramp" and is considered one of the most important figures 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.

Fact file

  • Born: Charles Spencer Chaplin 16 April 1889 London, England (unverified)
  • Died: 25 December 1977 (aged 88) Corsier-sur-Vevey, Vaud, Switzerland
  • Occupation: Actor filmmaker composer
  • Years active: 1899–1976
  • Spouse(s): Mildred Harris (m. 1918; div. 1920) Lita Grey (m. 1924; div. 1927) Paulette Goddard (m. 1936; div. 1942) Oona O'Neill (1943–77; his death)
  • Children: 11
  • Relatives: See Chaplin family
  • Website: charliechaplin.com

Read more about Charles Chaplin at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

In the news

THE DVD SHELF: "The Sting," "The Artist" and Chaplin's "The Gold Rush"
Playbill Combined , 2012-07-01 04:00:00
Watching Paul Newman and Robert Redford in "The Sting," Jean Dujardin in Michel Hazanavicius' "The Artist," and Charles Chaplin's "The Gold Rush," gloriously transferred to Blu-ray.

THE DVD SHELF: "The Sting," "The Artist" and Chaplin's "The Gold Rush"
Playbill Combined , 2012-07-01 04:00:00
Watching Paul Newman and Robert Redford in "The Sting," Jean Dujardin in Michel Hazanavicius' "The Artist," and Charles Chaplin's "The Gold Rush," gloriously transferred to Blu-ray.

THE DVD SHELF: Chaplin's "Modern Times," Ferrell's "Elf," Sondheim's "Birthday Concert," the Sherman Brothers, "Fantasia" and More
Playbill Combined , 2010-12-05 05:00:00
We screen Blu-ray editions of Charles Chaplin's "Modern Times" and Charles Laughton's "The Night of the Hunter"; M-G-M's "Mutiny on the Bounty"; a collector's edition "Elf"; the New York Philharmonic's birthday concert for Sondheim and more.

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