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Charlie Chaplin

Actor, Film Director (16-Apr-1889 — 25-Dec-1977)


Charles Chaplin, Jr.; with N. Rau; M. Rau. My Father, Charlie Chaplin. New York: Random House. 1960.

Charlie Chaplin. My Autobiography.. New York: Simon & Schuster. 1964. 512pp.

Charlie Chaplin. My Life in Pictures. New York: Peerage Books. 1974.

Lita Gray Chaplin; with Morton Cooper. My Life with Chaplin: An Intimate Memoir. New York: Bernard Geis. 1966.

Patrice Chaplin. Hidden Star: Oona O'Neill Chaplin: A Memoir. London: Richard Cohen. 1995. 204pp.

Wes D. Gehring. Charlie Chaplin's World of Comedy. Muncie, IN: Ball State University Press. 1980.

Charles Maland. American Visions: The Films of Chaplin, Ford, Capra, and Welles, 1936-1941. New York: Arno Press. 1977.

Charles J. Maland. Chaplin and American Culture: The Evolution of a Star Image. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. 1989.

Roger Manvell. Chaplin. Boston: Little, Brown & Co.. 1974. 240pp.

John McCabe. Charlie Chaplin. New York: Doubleday. 1978.

Donald W. McCaffrey (editor). Focus on Chaplin. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall. 1971. 174pp.

Joyce Milton. Tramp: The Life of Charlie Chaplin. New York: Harper Collins. 1996.

David Robinson. Chaplin: The Mirror of Opinion. London: Secker & Warburg. 1983. 179pp. Released in the US as Chaplin: His Life and Art.

John Wranovics. Chaplin and Agee: The Untold Story of the Tramp, the Writer, and the Lost Screenplay. Basingstoke, Hants: Palgrave Macmillan. 2005.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Internet Broadway Database [link]

  5. Public Information Research Namebase [link]

  6. Wikipedia [link]

  7. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  8. The Film Encyclopedia, 5th Edition (p.251)

  9. Encyclopedia of American Biography (p.197)

  10. 20th Century Culture: A Biographical Companion (p.140)

  11. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.133)

  12. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.289)

  13. Webster's American Biographies (p.191)

  14. Penguin Companion to the Arts in the Twentieth Century (p.227)

  15. Cassell Companion to Cinema (p.103)

  16. Quinlan's Illustrated Registry of Film Stars (p.87)

  17. The Oxford Companion to American Literature, 5th Edition (p.134)

  18. Chambers Film and TV Handbook (p.57)

  19. The Encyclopedia of Film (pp.108-10)

  20. The Encyclopedia of Hollywood (pp.76-78)

  21. The New Biographical Dictionary of Film (pp.151-53)

  22. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.186)

  23. The Guide to Film Directors (pp.151-57)

  24. The St. James Encyclopedia of Film Directors (pp.90-94)

  25. Celebrity Register 3rd Issue (p.100)

  26. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.127)

  27. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.101)

  28. Concise Biographical Dictionary of Famous Men and Women (p.112)

  29. Who's Who in Modern History, 1860-1980 (p.79)

  30. St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture (vol.1, pp.475-77)

  31. Legends in Their Own Time (p.46)

  32. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.334)

  33. A Dictionary of 20th Century World Biography (Oxford) (p.116)

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