SIR CHARLES CHAPLIN Biography - Theater, Opera and Movie personalities


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Name: Charles Spencer Chaplin, Jr.                                                   
Born: 16 April 1889 Walworth, London, England                                         
Died: 25 December 1977 Vevey, Switzerland                                             
Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin, Jr., KBE (16 April 1889 – 25 December 1977), better   
known as Charlie Chaplin, was an Academy Award-winning English comedy actor.         
Chaplin became one of the most famous actors as well as a notable director,           
composer and musician in the early to mid Hollywood cinema era. He is considered     
to have been one of the finest mimes and clowns ever caught on film and has           
greatly influenced performers in this field.                                         
He acted in, directed, scripted, produced, and eventually scored his own films.       
Chaplin was also one of the most creative and influential personalities in the       
silent-film era. His working life in entertainment spanned over 65 years, from       
the Victorian stage and music hall in the United Kingdom as a child performer,       
almost until his death at the age of eighty-eight. Chaplin's high-profile public     
and private life encompassed highs and lows with both adulation and controversy.     
His principal character was "The Tramp" (known as "Charlot" in France and the         
French-speaking world, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Romania, and Turkey, and       
as "Carlitos" in Brazil). "The Tramp" is a vagrant with the refined manners and       
dignity of a gentleman. The character wears a tight coat, oversized trousers and     
shoes, and a derby; carries a bamboo cane; and has a signature toothbrush