Charlie Chaplin

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Charlie Chaplin

Sir Charles Spencer "Charlie" Chaplin 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.

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Charlie Chaplin (16 April 1889 – 25 December 1977)

•In 1903, he was cast in his first show titled ‘Jim, a Romance of Cockayne’,•In 1906, he became part of the amateur comedy troupe ‘Casey's Circus’•In 1910, he played the lead role in the sketch ‘Jimmy the Fearless’ •From 1918 to 1923, he made a total of nine films which were distributed by the ‘First National Exhibitors' Circuit’. •In 1925, his Academy Award winning film ‘The Gold Rush’•Released in 1936, one of his most remembered films, ‘Modern Times’,•In 1940, he came up with ‘The Great Dictator’,•In 1952, his Academy Award winning film ‘Limelight’ was released.•Released in the year 1967, ‘A Countess from Hong Kong’, was his last film.

-Chaplin was knighted in 1975 at the age of 85 as a Knight Commander of the British Empire (KBE) by Queen Elizabeth II-Chaplin was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1970-Chaplin received three Academy Awards in his lifetime: one for Best Original Score, and two Honorary Awards

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"Chaplin was not just 'big', he was gigantic"

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"I always like walking in the rain ,so no one can see me crying" Charlie Chaplin


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