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For other people named Charles Chaplin, see Charles Chaplin (disambiguation).
Charlie Chaplin |
Born | Charles Spencer Chaplin
16 April 1889(1889 -04-16)
Walworth, London, England |
Died | 25 December 1977 (aged 88)
Vevey, Switzerland |
Occupation | Actor, film director, film producer, screenwriter, composer, mime |
Years active | 1895–1976 |
Spouse(s) | Mildred Harris (m. 1918–1921) «start: (1918)–end+1: (1922)»"Marriage: Mildred Harris to Charlie Chaplin" Location: (linkback:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlie_Chaplin)
Lita Grey (m. 1924–1927) «start: (1924)–end+1: (1928)»"Marriage: Lita Grey to Charlie Chaplin" Location: (linkback:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlie_Chaplin)
Paulette Goddard (m. 1936–1942) «start: (1936)–end+1: (1943)»"Marriage: Paulette Goddard to Charlie Chaplin" Location: (linkback:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlie_Chaplin)
Oona O'Neill (m. 1943–1977) «start: (1943)–end+1: (1978)»"Marriage: Oona O'Neill to Charlie Chaplin" Location: (linkback:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlie_Chaplin) |
Sir Charles Spencer "Charlie" Chaplin, KBE (16 April 1889 – 25 December 1977) was an English comic actor and film director of the silent film era who became one of the best-known film stars in the world before the end of the First World War. Chaplin used mime, slapstick and other visual comedy routines, and continued well into the era of the talkies, though his films decreased in frequency from the end of the 1920s. His most famous role was that of The Tramp, which he first played in the Keystone comedy Kid Auto Races at Venice in 1914. From the April 1914 one-reeler Twenty Minutes of Love onwards he was writing and directing most of his films, by 1916 he was also producing, and from 1918 composing the music. With Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks and D. W. Griffith, he co-founded United Artists in 1919.
Chaplin was one of the most creative and influential personalities of...