Charlie Chaplin's wax figure at Madame Tussauds London

Charlie Chaplin PNG

Charlie Chaplin

Doff your hat to the world’s most famous comedy actor

With his oversized trousers and shoes, his derby hat and cane and his toothbrush moustache, Chaplin thrilled audiences for over half a century. Known for his gift of slapstick and his endearing character, the Tramp, he remains one of the most famous and influential Hollywood stars of all time.

1889: Born Charles Spencer Chaplin in London
1897: Joins the Eight Lancashire Lads dance troupe
1910: Tours America with the Karno Troupe
1914: Stars in his first film Making a Living
The Tramp appears for the first time in Kid Auto Races at Venice
1917: Builds his own studios in Hollywood
1921: Stars in The Kid
1925: Stars in The Gold Rush
1931: Stars in City Lights
1936: Stars in Modern Times
1940: Stars in his first ‘talkie’ The Great Dictator
1952: Wins Best Original Music Oscar ® for Limelight
1975: Receives knighthood from HM The Queen
1977: Dies in Switzerland

Who else?