Strange facts about Charlie Chaplin
1. Did you know Charles Spencer Chaplin was born on April 16, 1889 in East Street, Walworth of South London according to him. His parents Hannah Chaplin and Charles Chaplin Sr. were both music hall entertainers. He had two half brothers, Sydney John Hill and George Wheeler Dryden.
Young Charlie Chaplin
2. Did you know he got married 4 times.
3. Did you know Charlie Chaplin was 29 years old when he got married to Mildred Harris; Mildred Harris was age 17.
4. Did you know Chaplin was 35 years old when married another Lita Grey; She was age 16.
5. Did you know He was 47 years old when he married Paulette Goddard; Paulette Goddard was age 26 at the time.
6. Did you knowCharlie Chaplin was 54 years old when he married Oona O’Neill , Oona was 17 years old age during the time.
7. Did you know Charlie Chaplin once won third prize in a Charlie Chaplin look-a-like contest
8. Did you know he portrayed Adolf Hitler in ” The great diactator ”
9. Did you know he won one Oscar award for the movie ” Limelight ” in the best music category.
10. Did you know his own daughter, the actress Geraldine Chaplin, portrayed his on screen mother in the movie, ” Chaplin “.
11. Did you know after his mother was sent to Cane Hill mental asylum, he and his brother Sydney went to live with their father, an alcoholic. They were rescued by National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children.’
12. Did you know with the help of his father he became a member of Eight Lancashire Lads clog-dancing’ troupe, who toured the music hall of Great Britain.
13. Did you know In 1975, several years before his death, Chaplin entered a look-alike contest of himself in France. He probably thought he was a shoo-in for the prize and everyone would have a hearty laugh at the end.He won third prize.
On his 72nd birthday
14. Did you know Long after becoming a millionaire, Did you know he lived in shabby hotel room, and then kept his studio checks in a trunk for months.
15. Did you know He thought his period with Mutual was the most consistently pleasant period in his career, although he felt that the plots of the films were too formualic for his taste.
16. Did you know Charlie Chaplin was ranked No 79 in Empire (UK) magazine’s namely “The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time” in the list. [October 1997]
17. Did you know Charlie Chaplin never became a U.S. citizen and was exiled from the U.S. in 1953 because he refused to have the American citizenship. Charlie Chaplin lived in Switzerland during his exiled years , he died during sleep there in Vevey, Vaud on December 25, 1977 at the age of 88.
18. Did you know His body was stolen After he died in an effort to extort money from his family. His body was recovered 11 weeks later after the grave-robbers were then captured. He is buried under 6 feet concrete to prevent any further theft attempts.