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Charlie Chaplin

Charlie ChaplinAKA Charles Spencer Chaplin

Born: 16-Apr-1889
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 25-Dec-1977
Location of death: Vevey, Switzerland
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Corsier Cemetery, Corsier-sur-Vevey, Switzerland

Gender: Male
Religion: Anglican/Episcopalian [1]
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor, Film Director

Nationality: England
Executive summary: Silent film comedian


[1] Baptized into the Church of England, though in life Chaplin was never religious. Nazi claims that he was Jewish were false. In particular, a 1934 propaganda leaflet called him a "disgusting Jewish acrobat", and another, Juden Sehen Dich An (The Jews are Watching You), called him a "Pseudo-Jew." See "Nazi propaganda book targeted Charlie Chaplin", London Telegraph, 29 February 2008.

Father: Charles Chaplin, Sr. (alcoholic)
Mother: Hannah Smith
Brother: Sydney Chaplin (half brother)
Wife: Mildred Harris (m. 23-Oct-1918, div. 1920)
Wife: Lita Grey (m. 26-Nov-1924, div. 1926)
Wife:
Paulette Goddard (m. Jun-1936, div. Jun-1942)
Wife: Oona Chaplin (dau. of Eugene O'Neill, m. 16-Jun-1943)
Son: Norman Spencer Chaplin (b. 7-Jul-1919, d. 10-Jul-1919)
Son: Charlie Chaplin, Jr. (b. 5-May-1925, d. 20-Mar-1968)
Son: Sydney Chaplin (stage actor, b. 30-Mar-1926, d. 3-Mar-2009)
Daughter: Geraldine Chaplin (actress, b. 31-Jul-1944)
Girlfriend: Pola Negri
Slept with: Marion Davies (rumored)
Girlfriend: Edna Purviance
Mistress: Louise Brooks (1925)

    United Artists
    Oscar (honorary) 1929 for The Circus
    Oscar (honorary) 1972 (Lifetime Achievement)
    Oscar for Best Music Original Score 1973 for Limelight (shared)
    Erasmus Prize 1965 (with Ingmar Bergman)
    Knight of the British Empire 4-Mar-1975
    French Legion of Honor 1985
    Hollywood Walk of Fame 6751 Hollywood Blvd
    Left at Orphanage
    Mann Act Violation 1944 (acquitted)
    Paternity Test blood test (1943)
    Exhumed 1-Mar-1978 (grave robbed)
    Risk Factors: Asthma

    FILMOGRAPHY AS DIRECTOR
    A Countess from Hong Kong (5-Jan-1967)
    A King in New York (12-Sep-1957)
    Limelight (23-Oct-1952)
    Monsieur Verdoux (11-Apr-1947)
    The Great Dictator (15-Oct-1940)
    Modern Times (5-Feb-1936)
    City Lights (30-Jan-1931)
    The Circus (6-Jan-1928)
    The Gold Rush (26-Jun-1925)
    A Woman of Paris (26-Sep-1923)
    Pay Day (2-Apr-1922)
    The Idle Class (25-Sep-1921)
    The Kid (21-Jan-1921)
    A Day's Pleasure (15-Dec-1919)
    Sunnyside (15-Jun-1919)
    Shoulder Arms (20-Oct-1918)
    The Rink (4-Dec-1916)
    Behind the Screen (13-Nov-1916)
    The Vagabond (10-Jul-1916)
    The Floorwalker (15-May-1916)
    A Night in the Show (20-Nov-1915)
    Work (21-Jun-1915)
    The Tramp (12-Apr-1915)
    His New Job (1-Feb-1915)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    A Countess from Hong Kong (5-Jan-1967)
    A King in New York (12-Sep-1957) · King Shahdov
    Limelight (23-Oct-1952) · Calvero
    Monsieur Verdoux (11-Apr-1947) · Henri Verdoux, etc.
    The Great Dictator (15-Oct-1940) · A Jewish Barber
    Modern Times (5-Feb-1936) · Factory Worker
    City Lights (30-Jan-1931) · A Tramp
    The Circus (6-Jan-1928) · A Tramp
    The Gold Rush (26-Jun-1925) · The Lone Prospector
    Souls for Sale (27-Mar-1923) · Himself
    The Pilgrim (26-Feb-1923) · The Pilgrim
    Pay Day (2-Apr-1922) · Worker
    The Idle Class (25-Sep-1921)
    The Kid (21-Jan-1921) · A Tramp
    A Day's Pleasure (15-Dec-1919) · Father
    Sunnyside (15-Jun-1919) · Handyman
    Shoulder Arms (20-Oct-1918) · Doughboy
    A Dog's Life (14-Apr-1918) · The Tramp
    The Immigrant (17-Jun-1917) · Immigrant
    The Cure (16-Apr-1917)
    The Rink (4-Dec-1916)
    Behind the Screen (13-Nov-1916)
    The Count (4-Sep-1916) · Apprentice Tailor
    The Vagabond (10-Jul-1916) · Street Musician
    The Floorwalker (15-May-1916)
    A Night in the Show (20-Nov-1915)
    Work (21-Jun-1915)
    The Tramp (12-Apr-1915)
    His New Job (1-Feb-1915)
    Tillie's Punctured Romance (14-Nov-1914) · Charlie
    The Rounders (7-Sep-1914) · Reveller
    The Masquerader (27-Aug-1914) · Film Actor
    The Knockout (11-Jun-1914)
    Tango Tangles (9-Mar-1914)
    A Film Johnnie (2-Mar-1914) · Film Johnnie

Author of books:
My Autobiography (1964, memoir)


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