Charlie Chaplin's wax figure at Madame Tussauds New York

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Charlie Chaplin

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With his oversized trousers and shoes, his derby hat, cane and his toothbrush moustache, Charlie 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.

  • 16 April 1889: Charles Spencer Chaplin was born
  • 1897: Joined the Eight Lancashire Lads dance troupe
  • 1910: Toured America with the Karno Troupe
  • 1917: Built his own studios in Hollywood
  • 1921: Starred in The Kid
  • 1925: Starred in The Gold Rush
  • 1931: Starred in City Lights
  • 1936: Starred in Modern Times
  • 1940: Starred in his first talking movie, The Great Dictator
  • 1952: Won Best Original Music Oscar for Limelight
  • 1975: Received knighthood from The Queen of England
  • 1977: Died in Switzerland

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