April 16, 1889 – December 25, 1977
- English actor, comedian, movie maker, screenwriter, editor, musician, and author.
- Performer for almost 70 years. He started working when he was 5, and worked until he was 80.
- The character that Charlie Chaplin played most was called “the Little Tramp“, a man of good manners, who wore a coat, a pair of big trousers, shoes, and a black hat.
- On March 9, 1975, Charlie Chaplin was knighted in England by Queen Elizabeth II.
- Making a comedy about Hitler was seen as highly controversial, but “I was determined to go ahead,” he later wrote, “for Hitler must be laughed at.”
- Included in Time magazine‘s list of the “100 Most Important People of the 20th Century” for the “laughter he brought to millions”