Charlie Chaplin Biography

Sir Charles Spencer "Charlie" Chaplin, KBE was an English actor, comedian, and filmmaker who rose to fame in the silent era. Chaplin became a worldwide icon through his screen persona "the Tramp" and is considered one of the most important figures in the history of the film industry. His career spanned more than 75 years, from childhood in the Victorian era until a year before his death at age 88, and encompassed both adulation and controversy.

Chaplin's childhood in London was defined by poverty and hardship. As his father was absent and his mother struggled financially, he was sent to a workhouse twice before the age of nine. When he was 14, his mother was committed to a mental asylum. Chaplin began performing at an early age, touring music halls and later working as a stage actor and comedian. At 19 he was signed to the prestigious Fred Karno company, which took him to America. Chaplin was scouted for the film industry, and made his first appearance in Keystone Studios's Making a Living. He soon developed the Tramp persona and formed a large fan base. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Charlie Chaplin
Full Name:
Charles Chaplin
Nationality:
United Kingdom
Profession:
Film director, Actor, Screenwriter, Composer, Comedian, Film Editor, Film Score Composer, Film Producer
Ethnicity:
Romani people, Romanichal
Religion:
Agnosticism
Date of Death:
December 25, 1977
Age at Death:
unknown
Cause of Death:
Stroke
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