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Charlie Chaplin
(1889-1977)


    Charlie Chaplin was the most popular comic actor in the world of cinema. His contribution in the cinema world is unique. His acting, moustache and turned our feet made the audience laugh. The typical image of Charlie won him global popularity as a comic actor and even today, he is mimicked for fun and laugh throughout the world.

    Charlie Chaplin was born in 1889 in London. Both his parents were stage singers. He belonged to a poor family and passed his childhood days in hardship. As a child of five, he started giving musical performances. He became famous at an early age of eight. He continued performing as it gave him fame along with bread and butter in his life. Then he went to Hollywood (USA) in 1941, for acting where he acquired great fame.

He made a record number of thirty-five films in one year and kept on acting, which brought for him name, fame and affluence. He began his career in the age of silent films, but his gesture proved voice for his voiceless films. He gave classic performances in 'The Champion', 'The Gold Rush', 'The Kid' etc.


    Then Charlie turned director as well as producer. He presented brilliant movies to the world cinema as 'Modern Times', 'The Great Dictator' etc. written by Chaplin himself. He had a burning appetite and desire to entertain audience. The audiences were greatly entertained by the marvelous comedy of Charlie Chaplin. So in 1975, Charlie got the honor of 'Knight' by Queen Elizabeth for his contribution to art of cinema. He was also awarded the Oscar for making motion pictures.

    The title of 'Sir' was also conferred upon him to honor his talent of cinematic art. Thus he achieved great heights in his career. He endeared himself to millions of audience around the world with his childlike pranks and established a new pattern of acting.

























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