Tuesday, 2 December 2008

Charles Chaplin

Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin, Jr. (born April 16, 1889; London – died December 25, 1977; Switzerland), better known as Charlie Chaplin, was an English comedy actor, becoming one of the most famous performers in the early to mid Hollywood cinema era, and also a notable director.
He is considered to be one of the finest mimes and clowns caught on film and his influence on performers in both fields is great. Chaplin was one of the most creative and influential personalities in the silent film era: he acted in, directed, scripted, produced, and eventually even scored his own films.
His working life in entertainment spanned over 70 years, from the British Victorian stage and music hall in England as a child performer, almost until his death at the age of 88. He led one of the most remarkable and colorful lives of the 20th century, from a Dickensian London childhood to the pinnacle of world fame in the film industry and as a cultural icon.
His principal character was "The Tramp" (known as "Charlot" in France and Spain): a vagrant with the refined manners and dignity of a gentleman who wears a tight coat, oversized trousers and shoes, a bowler hat, carries a bamboo cane, and has a signature toothbrush moustache.
Chaplin's high-profile public and private life encompassed highs and lows of both adulation and controversy. In 1999, the American Film Institute named Chaplin among the Greatest Male Stars of All Time, ranking at No. 10.
He was also named Knight Commander of the British Empire in 1975.

4 comments:

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R said...

allison once again another excellent post this time on chaplin.
really great tribute.
Thanks for sharing with us.rrrrr:-)

bluedreamer27 said...

gheeeh i love this
thanks for granting my request alli
but it so sad that chaplin died on december 25 which is christmas day
but then he gave fun to all the viewers
have a great day alli andd again thank you

Allison said...

The pleasure was all mine blue I dont mind doing request's as long as they fit in with my subject.
Thank you,it was you that helped me to pick my next star to do a post on :-)

Yes blue so tragic for somebody to go on Christmas day but we are called soon or later whether it be Christmas,Birthday's,ect,but still a very sad time to go.

Thank you my friend for being a support alway's to this blog.