April 16, 1889
December 25, 1977
5 ft 4 in | 162.5 cm
65 kg | 143.5 lbs
5.5 US | 38 EU
Charlie Chaplin was born in Walworth, London, England, 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 play "Jim, A Romance of Cockayne" (1903) in role as a newsboy, at the age of fourteen.
He starred in West End's productions 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 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 starred in role as The Tramp.
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He directed, wrote, composed score and starred as A Tramp in silent romance comedy movie The Circus (1928), for which he won the Academy Honorary Award.
He directed, wrote, composed score and starred as Adenoid Hynkel / The Barber in political satire comedy drama The Great Dictator (1940), for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor and the Academy Award for Best Writing, Original Screenplay.
He directed, wrote, composed score and starred as Monsieur Henri Verdoux in black comedy movie Monsieur Verdoux (1947), for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Writing, Original Screenplay.
He directed, wrote, composed score and starred as Calvero in comedy drama film Limelight (1952), for which he won the Academy Award for Best Music, Original Dramatic Score.
He directed, wrote, composed score and starred as King Shadov in comedy drama film A King in New York (1957), for which he was nominated for the Faro Island Film Festival Golden Moon Award for Best Film.
He directed, wrote, composed score and starred as A Tramp in melodrama film City Lights (1931), for which he won the OFTA Film Hall of Fame Award for Character.
He directed, wrote, composed score and starred as a factory worker in part-talkie satirical romantic black comedy movie Modern Times (1936), for which he won the Jussi Award for Best Foreign Filmmaker.
He directed, wrote, composed score and starred as The Tramp, The Lone Prospector in silent comedy film The Gold Rush (1925), for which he won the Kinema Junpo Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
He directed, wrote and starred as Immigrant in silent romantic comedy short movie The Immigrant (1917).
He directed, wrote, composed score and starred as An Old Steward in comedy romance movie A Countess from Hong Kong (1967).
He directed, wrote, composed score and starred as Tramp in comedy short silent film A Dog’s Life (1918).
He directed, wrote, composed score and starred as Porter in silent melodrama film A Woman of Paris: A Drama of Fate (1923).
He played Charlie, City Slicker in silent comedy film Tillie's Punctured Romance (1914).
Attended Central London District School.
Had older half-brother, Sydney John Chaplin and younger half-brother, Wheeler Dryden.
Had English and Irish ancestry.
He 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.
He signed a $150-per-week contract with Keystone Studios in Edendale, California (1913).
He co-founded company United Artists in 1919.
He was friend with Winston Spencer Churchill.
He loved to play tennis and golf.
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 in 1975.
He was left-handed.
He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6751 Hollywood Boulevard in 1972.
He died on December 25, 1977, Corsier-sur-Vevey, Switzerland, at the age of 88.
He was married to:
Oona O’Neill (1943-1977) they had five daughters: Geraldine Leigh, Josephine Hannah, Victoria, Jane Cecil, Annette Emily and three sons: Michael John, Eugene Anthony, Christopher James
Paulette Goddard (1936-1942)
Lita Grey (1924-1927) they had two sons, Charles Jr. and Sydney Earl
Mildred Harris (1918-1921) they had one son, Norman Spencer
He dated Joan Barry (1941-1942), Carole Landis (1938-1942), Sari Maritza (1931-1933), Virginia Bradford (1929-1930), Marion Davies (1926-1931), Pola Negri (1922-1923), May Collins (1921-1922), Barbara La Marr (1920-1921), Edna Purviance (1916-1918) and Hetty Kelly (1908).