Charlie Chaplin Bio

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Charlie Chaplin Bio

Charles “Charlie” Spencer Chaplin, an Englishman born in London in April the 16th 1889. His dad Charles Chaplin was an expert vocalist and an actor, and his mom, known as Lily Harley on the stage, was a pretty singer and an actor. His father’s death and his mother’s illness lead Charlie and his brother Sydney to provide for themself. He then became a comic performing expert and a film maker who became famous in the silent era. Chaplin became a worldwide icon through his show character "The Tramp" and is considered one of the most essential figure of the movie industry. He was sent to a workhouse twice before the age of nine; his dad was absent, and his mom was devoted to an asylum. Chaplin began doing from a beginning age, journeying music locations and later operating as a stage performing expert and comedian. At 19, Fred Karno Company took him to the US. The movie industry scouted Charlie, and first appeared on stage in 1914 with Keystone Studios. He soon developed “The Tramp” character and recognized a huge fan foundation. By 1918, he was one of the most famous men on the globe. In 1919, Chaplin co-founded the distribution company U.S Artists, offering him complete management over his films. His first feature picture was “The Kid” (1921), followed by many other films, etc. He refused to move to sound films in the 30's, instead producing “City Lights” (1931) and “Modern Times” (1936) without discussion. Chaplin became gradually into politics and his next movie, “The Great Dictator” (1940), satirized Adolf Hitler. The 40s were marked with controversy for Charlie, and his popularity declined rapidly. Chaplin wrote, directed, developed, customized, scored, and showed up in most of his films. Because of his perfectionism and his economic independence, Charlie had more time to spend on developing and producing a picture. His used slapstick along with pathos, in his films, and often operated in “The Tramp” having...
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