By Nicole Collens
Compressed Biography of Charlie Chaplin
Charlie Chaplin was born in London, England on April 16, 1889. He grew up with his mom and father being actors. Charlie and his brother Sydney were left alone at an early age when his dad died and his mom, Hannah Hall, was sent to an asylum for her mental instability. This left them to use their natural talent to provide for themselves. Charles first performance was at the age of five. Charlie’s professional debut was when he was apart of a juvenile group called, ‘’The Eight Lancashire Lads". He became most famous for his tap dancing. It was Chaplin’s dream to make it in the show business. He had to work odd jobs such as a toy maker before he made his acting debut in a production of Sherlock Holmes as a pageboy.Charlie’s rise to fame continued to grow when he made his first film debut in Make a Living. This was when he created his now well known character “ The Little Tramp.” Charlie went on to act in more than 80 movies. Towards the end of his career Charlie stared in multiple movies that addressed the world's economic and political infrastructures and ridiculed the the governments of Hitler and Mussolini. He really wanted to see our country be a real democracy. Chaplin was not liked by everyone. Towards the end of his life he was deported from the U.S. because of his romantic liaisons with many of the women he dated. He then moved to Vevey, Switzerland and later died on December 25, 1977.
Chaplin's political view
Charlie had big views on how the government should not be involved at all.
Charlie and Sydney
Charlie and his brother are seen leaving their hometown wearing their tap shoes that lead them to earn enough money to go on and be stars.
This film shows a man struggling to make it through the industrialized world with awful conditions.
Charlie and Sydney
What did he say happened because of the invention of the radio?
How do you think he used this role to get his message out about the government?