Young Age Chaplin
Thought of by many as the greatest comedian of all time, Charles Spencer Chaplin was born in London, England on 16 April 1889.
Charles Chaplin's parents, Charles and Hannah Chaplin, were music hall entertainers. His first stage appearance, at age five, was singing a song in place of his mother who had become ill. At eight he toured in a musical, "The Eight Lancaster Lads". Nearly 11, he appeared in "Giddy Ostende" at London's Hippodrome.
...in Cinema Actions
.. in 'City Lights'
Representatives of First National are presented with their first Chaplin film for release. Distribution executive Sol Lesser receives the print from Charles Chaplin while Chaplin Studio head Alf Reeves holds the cheque. Syd Chaplin stands on the right
From the Topical Budget film 529 - Charlie Chaplin sails from Southampton, October 1921
Charles Chaplin and Max Linder
Marlene Dietrich and Charlie Chaplin in Berlin, 1931 - People lined the route from the station to the Hotel Adlon where Chaplin reportedly lost his trouser buttons to the excited crowd
Rollie Totheroh stands aside as Charles Chaplin shows the workings of the camera to Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford
After lunch Charles Chaplin joins pilot Amy Johnson, Lady Astor and George Bernard Shaw for a portrait in Lady Astor's garden, 1931
Gloria Swanson, Charles Chaplin and Marion Davies at the premiere of City Lights in Los Angeles on 30 January 1931. The police found it hard to control the huge crowds
At the studio, Chaplin receives a visit from Max Linder
Charlie chaplin and Gandhiji
with Jackie Coogan in 'The Kid'
..in 'Modern Times'
The Great Dictator
Charlie Chaplin’s Wives
Mildred Harris Chaplin
Lita Grey Chaplin
Oona (O'Neill) Chaplin
The Chaplin Family - Charlie and Oona with six of their children.
The Final Stage
Charlie Chaplin Gets a Hero's Welcome, 1972
After 20 years of exile over his leftist politics and half a century after his landmark silent comedies, Chaplin returns to America for an Honorary Oscar and an emotional standing ovation.
In 1972 he was honored with an Academy Award for his "incalculable effect in making motion pictures the art form of the century."
He authored two autobiographical books, "My Autobiography" in 1964 and its companion volume, "My Life in Pictures" in 1974. Chaplin died of natural causes on December 25, 1977 at his home in Switzerland.