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Charlie Chaplin

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Birthday
16, 1889
Birthplace
Walworth, England
Death Date
Dec 25, 1977 (88)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
16, 1889
Birthplace
Walworth, England
Death Date
Dec 25, 1977 (88)

About

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. 

Before Fame

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. 

Trivia

He was investigated by the FBI, who suspected him of being a communist, and moved to Switzerland, where he died. 

Family Life

He married four times; his last wife, Oona O'Neill, was eighteen when he married her in June, 1943 at age fifty-four. He was married to Paulette Goddard from 1936 to 1942. 

Associated With

He, Harold Lloyd and Buster Keaton were among the most prominent actors during the silent film era.