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A Tribute to Charlie Chaplin

Updated on April 15, 2011

Those Were The days Of Charlie

Who is Charles Chaplin

For those who don't have any idea, Charlie Chaplin , had brought laughter to millions of people around the world that played the silent "Little Tramp" clown, a sympathetic comic character with ill-fitting clothes and a mustache. He was a comedian, performer, and an actor. He had the power to act, reflects the reality and exagerate current matters that could bring people to see and understand the issues through his acts or performance. He was one of the greatest actors and directors the cinema has ever witnessed in the history of movies.

His character was recognized and his comedy was easily understood by millions of people around the world and his fame and character have continued since World War I. But like most great artists, his life was filled with struggle and controversy,

Chaplin died on 1977 at the age of 88.
Charlie Chaplin's dead body was dug up by a couple and demanded for ransom for over two months and asked 400,000 pounds!

                                                Life Of Charlie

Charles Spencer Chaplin was born on April 16th 1889 in London, England. His parents separated when he was only three yrs.of age and lived with his mother and younger brother. After his parents separated, Hannah, his mother, suffered from mental illness and had to be admitted to Cain Hill Mental institution for long and had suffer the illness for the rest of her life. Charlie and his half-brother, Sidney, spent most of their childhood in orphanages, where they were beaten by if they disobeyed and often no food to eat when hungry.

Chaplin left school, as he barely writes and read to tour with a group of comic performers. Later he portrayed in a comedy act. He'd become one of the most popular music-hall performers in England, by the age of nineteen.

He came to America and became the most successful silent film genaration comedian.

                                               Death of Charlie Chaplin

Charlie Chaplin died at the age of 88 on Christmass Day. He was Knighted by Queen Elizabeth in the year 1975.

This did not mean that he would 'rest in peace' immediately, unfortunately. Nine weeks after his burial, two Eastern European men dug up his coffin and hid it in a hole miles away.


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    • marwan asmar profile image

      Marwan Asmar 6 years ago from Amman, Jordan

      That's gentlemen from the human race for you, a dig up for a penny!

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      Ruatte 6 years ago from Myanmar(Burma)

      Great one.. very informative and such a thrilling story.

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      The Jet 6 years ago from The Bay

      Thanks for this. I finally get to know more about an iconic man as I didn't know anything before. Props.