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129th birth anniv of Charlie Chaplin

Charlie Chaplin

MNA Feature Desk: Born on April 16, 1889, Charlie Chaplin was born as Charles Spencer Chaplin in London, England. The son of London music hall entertainer, Charlie was fascinated by her mother’s cracking voice during one of her shows and was given the task to complete the job that she couldn’t. He was just five when he was first introduced to the stage. After he turned seventeen, he, with some help from his friend’s Fred Karno’s company developed comedic skills. His silence gained him popularity and would capture the audience through his actions without saying a single word. He founded ...

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Charlie Chaplin: A prominent silent film comedy legend


MNA Feature Desk: Charlie Chaplin died 39 years ago on Christmas Day 1977 at the age of 88. Much more than just a great comic actor, Chaplin conceived, directed, produced, and even wrote the scores for his films (as well as starring in them). In the process he pioneered silent film comedy and laid foundations for all the film makers who followed. Above he plays a barber in a scene from his 1940 classic The Great Dictator. Chaplin was one of the most creative and influential personalities of the silent-film era. He was influenced by his predecessor, the French silent ...

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