Charlie Chaplin the renowned silent comedian was born in Walworth, London On April 16, 1889, . Charles and Hannah Chaplin were both music hall performers in England, and his father was well-known in the industry. Sydney, Charlie’s only sibling, was his only sibling. Charlie was taught from a young age that he would one day be the most renowned person on the planet.
In the same year when he and his brother went to live with his father there, Charlie joined the Eight Lancashire Lads, a dance ensemble. As a result, he landed roles in Sherlock Holmes and a few more films. Simultaneously, his brother Sydney joined the renowned Fred Karno Company, where he soon rose to become a key actor and writer. Charlie gets cast as a cat in a play of Cinderella at the London Hippodrome in the late 1900.
His father died of alcoholism less than a month afterward. Hannah, his mother, is sent to the Cane Hill Asylum soon after and never fully recovers her sanity. Charlie spends the following roughly 10 years touring Europe in various roles.
Charlie departs Europe with the Karno Troupe in September 1910 for a tour of the United States and Canada. Chaplin stars in, directs, produces, and composes music for innumerable films in America and across the world for the following fifty-six years. The Tramp (1915) and The Kid (1916) are two of the most well-known of these flicks (1921).
Chaplin starred in 35 films during the next year, including Tillie’s Punctured Romance, the first full-length comedy. Chaplin left Sennett in 1915 to join the Essanay Company, which offered him $1,250 per week. Chaplin, who had engaged his brother Sydney as his business manager at this time, soared to popularity with Essanay.
Chaplin was a superstar at the age of 26, only three years gone from his vaudeville days. Chaplin made one more trip to the United States in 1972 when he was honored with an honorary Academy Award, as he was nearing the end of his life. The voyage took place barely five years after Chaplin’s final film, A Countess from Hong Kong (1967), which was also his first and last color feature. Despite having a star cast that featured Sophia Loren and Marlon Brando, the picture was a box office flop. Chaplin was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1975, bringing him even more acclaim.
Chaplin died on December 25, 1977, in the early hours of the morning at his house in Corsier-sur-Vevey, Vaud, Switzerland. At the time of his death, his wife, Oona, and seven of his children were at his bedside.