Comedic silent film icon who gained world fame for portraying his character, The Tramp, and starred in The Great Dictator and Modern Times. He had a career that lasted over 75 years, and became one of the most important people in film history.
He was forced to live in a workhouse at the age of seven, and his mother was sent to a mental asylum. When he was fourteen, he began touring as a comedian, and when he was 19, he moved to America with the Fred Karno company.
He was investigated by the FBI, who suspected him of being a communist, and moved to Switzerland, where he died.