Some Interesting and Unknown Facts about Charlie Chaplin
Charlie Chaplin was born on 16 April 1889 in Walworth, London, United Kingdom just four days before Adolf Hitler. He was the first actor to appear on Time magazine. His full name was “Charles Spencer Chaplin”.
Interesting Facts about Charlie Chaplin:
– He made his first appearance on stage at the age of five. His mother had been having trouble with her voice. During a performance, her voice cracked and went into a whisper. The audience began to laugh and she was obliged to walk off the stage.
The stage manager had seen Charlie perform in front of his mother’s friends. He wanted Charlie to go on in her place. He sang a song called Jack Jones, danced and imitated his mother’s voice cracking. The audience loved it.
– Charlie Chaplin’s coffin was dug up and stolen from its grave by two unemployed immigrants. They held the body for ransom to extort money from his spouse. The culprits were caught after an extensive police operation and the coffin was buried again with extra strength concrete
– Charlie Chaplin already had more than 100 silent movies under his belt when, in 1938, he decided to take on the role of Adolf Hitler. When The Great Dictator came out two years later, it was the first time Chaplin spoke on film.
– He participated in a Charlie-Chaplin Look-Alike Contest where the participant that looked more like him won, but he lost the contest of looking like himself.
– Charlie Chaplin made the movie The Great Dictator mocking Hitler intensely with his own money because Hollywood was afraid of losing money if they took a stand.
– His 1952 film Limelight was inspired by Frank Tinney. When Chaplin first came to New York, he watched Tinney and found him amusing. Few years later, he watched Tinney again and was shocked.
– He got married Four times and have eleven children.
– There is an asteroid named after him – “3623 Chaplin”.
– In the movie Chaplin, his daughter played the role of his mother.