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Thursday, March 15, 2012

Facts About Charlie Chaplin

1) Charlie Chaplin was born just four days before Adolf Hitler, in 1889. His exact date of birth is April 16, 1889 in Walworth, London, United Kingdom.

2) Chaplin avoided seeing his mother as much as possible, because she is mentally ill.

3) Chaplin married for four times. His wives names are Mildred Harris Chaplin, Lita Grey Chaplin, Paulette Goddard (Chaplin), Oona (O'Neill) Chaplin respectively.

4) Chaplin took advantage of the noted similarity between his on-screen appearance and that of Hitler, such as in his 1940 film The Great Dictator, where he wore the moustache as part of two new characters that parodied Hitler.

5) In the film  "Great Dictator", Chaplin potrayed Adolf Hitler. As a result, Adolf Hitler became the fan of Chaplin.

6) He is the only Hollywood film maker to continue to make silent films well into the period of sound films.

7) He added the moustache to his costume because it had a comical appearance and was small enough so as not to hide his expression

8) He composed around 500 melodies for his own films and the last film that he ever saw was Rocky in 1976.

9)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. He lived in Switzerland during his exiled years and died during sleep there in Vevey, Vaud on December 25, 1977 at the age of 88.

10)His dead body was stolen for more than two months in 1978 by a small group of Swiss mechanics to blackmail his family for money. But there attempt failed and it was recovered and reburied in a vault encased in cement to prevent future attempts.After recovering his body from grave-robbers, he was buried again under 6 feet of concrete to prevent further theft attempts.


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