Name: Charles Spencer Chaplin
Date of Birth: April 16, 1889
Place of Birth: London, The UK (unverified)
Died: December 25, 1977 (Corsier-sur-Vevey, Vaud, Switzerland)
Occupation(s): Actor, Director, Composer, Screenwriter, Producer, Editor
Spouse(s) and children:
1. Mildred Harris (1901–1944) – 1 son:
• Norman Spencer Chaplin (1919,died 3 days after birth)
2. Lita Grey (1908–1995) – 2 sons:
• Charles Spencer Chaplin III (1925–1968)
• Sydney Earl Chaplin (1926–2009)
3. Paulette Goddard (1910–1990) – no children
4. Oona O'Neill (1925–1991) – 3 sons and 5 daughters:
• Geraldine Chaplin (born 1944)
• Michael Chaplin (born 1946)
• Josephine Chaplin (born 1949)
• Victoria Chaplin (born 1951)
• Eugene Anthony Chaplin (born 1953)
• Jane Cecil Chaplin (born 1957)
• Annette Emily Chaplin (born 1959)
• Christopher Chaplin (born 1962)
- 1921 The Kid
- 1923 A Woman of Paris
- 1925 The Gold Rush
- 1928 The Circus
- 1931 City Lights
- 1936 Modern Times
- 1940 The Great Dictator
- 1947 Monsieur Verdoux
- 1952 Limelight
- 1957 A King in New York
- 1967 A Countess from Hong Kong
Awards and Recognition:
- 1929 An Honorary Award for "versatility and genius in acting, writing, directing, and producing The Circus" in Academy Awards
- 1975 A Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (KBE)
- 1962 Honorary Doctor of Letters degrees by the University of Oxford and the University of Durham
- 1965 (with Ingmar Bergman) joint winners of the Erasmus Prize
- 1971 A Commander of the National Order of the Legion of Honour by the French government
- 1972 A special Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival
- 1972 A Lifetime Achievement Award from the Lincoln Center Film Society
- 1972 A star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
- 1972 A second Honorary Award for "the incalculable effect he has had in making motion pictures the art form of this century" in Academy Awards
- 1973 A Best Score Award in Academy Awards
10 most surprising facts of Charlie Chaplin:
- Chaplin was born just four days before Adolf Hitler.
- People noted parallels between Charlie and Hitler as both had risen from poverty to world fame and wore the same toothbrush mustache.
- His father died because of alcohol abuse when he was 12 while his mother had to be sent to a mental asylum because of periodic bouts of insanity.
- He started working at a very early age to feed himself.
- He got married four times.
- He had 11 children.
- He was the first actor to appear on "Time" Magazine.
- He was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1972 but the star was removed because of his political view which was considered as a communist sympathizer.
- After he died, his body was stolen as an effort to extort money from his family and was found eleven weeks later.
- In 1953, he was exiled from The USA because of his refusal to have an American citizenship. During the exiled years, he lived in Switzerland until his death.