Charlie Chaplin, Biography, Life History, Movies, Death.

November 7th, 2014 | Posted in Famous People Biography    
Charlie Chaplin

Charlie Chaplin

Charlie Chaplin Biography

Charlie Chaplin full name was Sir Charles Spencer “Charlie” Chaplin and originally as “Charles Spencer Chaplin”. Charlie Chaplin was the English actor, comedian, film maker and he was the honor in KBE (Order of the British Empire). He was the great actor and filmmaker in 20th century which was silent era period. Charlie Chaplin was the great icon and celebrity through worldwide with his movies. His total career was 75 years in the film industry.

Charlie Chaplin Early Life

There is no official record about Charlie Chaplin birth. As per the information, Charlie Chaplin was born on 16th April, 1889 at East Street, Walworth, in South London. Charlie Chaplin was the only son to Charles Chaplin, Sr. (Father) and Hannah Hill (Mother) who were singers.

Charlie Chaplin childhood was filled with poverty and hardship.  Chaplin’s early life was spent with his mother and brother at Sydney in the London district of Kennington. When Chaplin was seven years old, he was joined to workhouse. After 18 months he was sent to institution for destitute children.

Young Performer

At five year old, Chaplin started his first stage performance and amateur appearance. He was continued his performance with the encouragement of his mother. He became a member in Eight Lancashire Lads clog-dancing troupe. At the age of 13, he discontinued his education. He acted first role as a newsboy in H. A. Saintsbury’s Jim, a Romance of Cockayne.

Entering Films (1914–1917)

At the age of 24 years, Charlie Chaplin was invited to join the New York Motion Picture Company with a signed a $150-per-week contract in the month of September, 1913. After joining in the company, in 2 months of period he learnt process of filmmaking. His debut movie was “one-reeler Making a Living” which was released on 2 February 1914.

Family Life

In 1918, he was quickly married with 16 years old Mildred Harris but he broken up with Mildred Harris in 2 years. Then he was married again in 1924 with another 16 years old actress Lita Grey. She was acted with Chaplin in the movie of “The Gold Rush”. These couple had two kids they are Charles Jr. and Sydney. After these kids were born, Chaplin was unhappy in married life with Lita Grey, so they were divorced in 1927.

In 1936, he was again married with one chorus girl name was Paulette Goddard, who was worked in Paulette Goddard. Again in 1943, he was married 18 years old Oona O’Neil who was the daughter of playwright Eugene O’Neil. These couple had seven children.

Final Years

In 1972, he went to United States of America to receive the special academy award from the Motion Picture Academy. Chaplin’s last film was “A Countess from Hong Kong” released in 1966. He was died on December 25, 1977 early hours at his home in Corsier-sur-Vevey, Vaud, Switzerland. After his death, there was mystery that the Chaplin dead body was stolen by two men and demanded $400,000 for its return. The dead body was return after 11 weeks.


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