Charlie Chaplin Born: 04/16/1889
Birth Place: London, England, GB
Death Place: Switzerland
Born on April 16, 1889 in London, England, Chaplin was raised in a home with enough gentility to keep a maid, yet at a very early age, he watched his family lose everything. Both his father, Charles, and his mother, Hannah, were music hall entertainers, which gave the young boy early exposure to the world that would eventually become his life. When he was three years old, his father abandoned the family for another woman and left his mother in complete torment. She suffered a nervous breakdown that led her to be institutionalized for much of her remaining life. The utter dismantling of the family unit left Chaplin and his older half-brother, Sydney, at the mercy of the state. Both spent thei...
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