April 16, 1889
December 25, 1977
5 ft 5 in | 165 cm
59 kg | 130 lbs
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.
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
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.
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
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).