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Charlie Chaplin

Charlie Chaplin
Photo: Unknown author / Public domain / Wikimedia Commons

Birth Date

April 16, 1889

Died

December 25, 1977

Nationality

United Kingdom

Sun Sign

Aries

Natural hair color

Brown

Eye color

Blue

Height

5 ft 5 in | 165 cm

Weight

59 kg | 130 lbs

Shoe size

Not available

Early acting career First movie Breakthrough

Charlie Chaplin was born in Walworth, London, United Kingdom, on 16 April 1889, was an English comic actor.

Young Charlie Chaplin began his acting career in music halls as a member of the Eight Lancashire Lads clog-dancing troupe (1899-1900), at the age of eight.

He got his stage debut in Harry Arthur Saintsbury's "Jim, A Romance of Cockayne" (1903) in role as a newsboy, at the age of fourteen.

He starred in the play's West End production at the Duke of York's Theatre (1905) at the age of 16.

He was one of key performers in Fred Karno's comedy company (1906-1908).

He signed a $150-per-week contract with Keystone Studios in Edendale, California (1913).

He made his big screen debut in short comedy film Making a Living (1914) in role as Edgar English Swindler.

Chaplin's first feature length film was silent comedy drama The Kid (1921), which he wrote, produced, directed and starring in role as The Tramp.

Best Movies

He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor, Best Picture and Best Writing for political satire comedy drama The Great Dictator (1940), in role as Adenoid Hynkel / The Barber.

The Immigrant (1917) silent romantic comedy short in role as Immigrant

The Gold Rush (1925) comedy drama in role as The Tramp, The Lone Prospector

City Lights (1931) melodrama in role as A Tramp

Modern Times (1936) comedy romance in role as a factory worker

The Circus (1928) silent romance comedy in role as A Tramp

A King in New York (1957) comedy drama in role as King Shadov

A Countess from Hong Kong (1967) comedy romance in role as an old steward

A Dog’s Life (1918) short silent in role as The Tramp

A Woman of Paris: A Drama of Fate (1923) silent melodrama in role as Porter

Monsieur Verdoux (1947) black comedy in role as Monsieur Henri Verdoux

Limelight (1952) comedy drama in role as Calvero

Tillie's Punctured Romance (1914) silent comedy in role as Charlie, City Slicker

Facts

Charlie was the most famous movie star in the world before the end of World War I.

He is considered as one of most important figures in history of film industry.

Chaplin co-founded company United Artists (1919).

Was a friend of Winston Spencer Churchill.

He loved to play tennis and golf.

Was the first actor to appear on Time magazine.

He is the only person to receive a twelve minute standing ovation at the Academy Awards.

He received an Honorary Academy Award in 1972.

He was awarded a knighthood by Queen Elizabeth II (1975).

He was left-handed.

He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6751 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on April 10, 1972.

He died on December 25, 1977, Corsier-sur-Vevey, Switzerland, at the age of 88.

Spouse

He was married to:

Oona O’Neill (1943-1977) they had eight children: Geraldine, Michael, Josephine, Victoria, Eugene, Jane, Annette and Christopher

Paulette Goddard (1936-1942)

Lita Grey (1924-1927) they had two children: Charles Jr. and Sydney Earl

Mildred Harris (1918-1921) they had one son Norman Spencer

Relationships

He dated Hetty Kelly (1908), Joan Barry (1941-1942), Carole Landis (1938-1942), Pola Negri (1922-1923), May Collins (1921-1922), Barbara La Marr (1920-1921), Virginia Bradford (1929-1930), Marion Davies (1926-1931) and Edna Purviance (1916-1918).

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