Charlie Chaplin Biography - Study , Career , Movies and Others

 Charlie Chaplin Biography - Study , Career , Movies and Others ( Success story of Famous American Actor Charlie Chaplin )

He was a legendary comic actor , filmmaker and composer . His childhood was marked by poverty and struggle . His parents did not earn much and hence he started to work at a workhouse at the age of seven . In 1898 , his mother was admitted to a mental asylum and his father became a severe alcoholic and he was left to fend for himself .
                                 
Born : He was born at East Street , Walworth , in South London on April 16 , 1889 .

Father's name : Charles Chaplin Sr. ( His father was a Singer ) .

Mother's name : Hannah Chaplin ( His mother was a Actress ) .

Occupations : Actor , Director , Composer , Producer and Editor .

All about Charlie Chaplin : He was a legendary comic actor , filmmaker and composer . His childhood was marked by poverty and struggle . His parents did not earn much and hence he started to work at a workhouse at the age of seven . In 1898 , his mother was admitted to a mental asylum and his father became a severe alcoholic and he was left to fend for himself.

He became a member of the male dance troupe , 'The Eight Lankashire Lads' toured across the music halls in Great Britain , all though 1889 and 1900 . In 1903 , he was cast in his first show titled ' Jim , a Romance of Cockayne', in which he played the role of a newsboy . From October 1903 to June 1904 , he traveled with Saintsbury , and his plays were immensely successful . 

In1906 he became a part of the amateur comedy troupe 'Casey's Circus' . He played comedy acts with them and soon rose to prominence . When the troupe finished touring in July 1907 , Charlie was left without a job for a few months and lived with a family in Kennington . In 1910 , he performed the lead role in the sketch 'Jimmy the Fearless', which was an immediate success .  In 1913 , he signed a contract for a period of one year with the New York Motion Picture Company , which promised him a pay of $150 a week .

He acted and directed many films . In 1925 , his Academy Award winning film 'The Gold Rush'  which he directed and produced , was released . 'The Gold Rush' was rated as the 'second greatest film in world history' by the critics of The Brussels World's Fair , a worldwide organisation of filmmakers .  

In 1928 , his movie 'The Circus' was released . In this 70 minute silent film , he performed the role of a clown . It was one of his highest grossing silent films . Released in 1936 , one of his most remembered films , 'Modern Times' is considered  one of his most popular films . It was selected to be preserved at the Library of Congress , U.S. and it was ranked 33rd on the American Film institute's list of '100 Years...100 Laughs' , as one of the 100 funniest movies in America . 

He married four times and three of his marriages with Mildred Harris , Lita Grey and Paulette Goddard ended in divorce . In 1943 , he married his fourth wife Oona O' Neill and the couple had eight children together . They remained together until his death . His last film was 'A Countess from Hong Kong' , released in the year 1967 . He died in Corsier-sur-Vavey , Vaud , Switzerland on  25 December , 1977 at the age of 88 .

"Failure Is Unimportant . It Takes Courage To Make A Fool Of Yourself".
                                                                                                                ......... Charlie Chaplin

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