Knowledge Identifier: +Charlie_Chaplin
Category: Movies & TV
Born in 1889.
Countries: United States (51%), United Kingdom (22%), (11%)
Linked to: Durham University, University of Oxford, United Artists, American Film Institute
Harry Arthur Saintsbury - In 1903, Saintsbury took the thirteen-year-old Charlie Chaplin under his wing when Chaplin was hired for a small stage part after being sent to meet Saintsbury at the Green Room Club in Leicester Square for his approval
Stan Laurel - In 1910, with the stage name of "Stan Jefferson", he joined Fred Karno's troupe of actors, which included a young Charlie Chaplin
Fritz Schade - He appeared in 41 films between 1913 and 1918, including six films with Charlie Chaplin
Roscoe Arbuckle - After British actor Charlie Chaplin joined Keystone Studios in 1914, Arbuckle mentored him
Trailer (promotion) - Granlund was first to introduce trailer material for an upcoming motion picture, using a slide technique to promote an upcoming film featuring Charlie Chaplin at Loew's Seventh Avenue Theatre in Harlem in 1914
Bob Hope - He entered many dancing and amateur talent contests , and won a prize in 1915 for his impersonation of Charlie Chaplin
Vincent P. Bryan - He was a close behind-the-scenes collaborator of Charlie Chaplin from 1915 to 1917
Murphy bed - Among the films which use Murphy beds as comic props are Charlie Chaplin's 1916 "One AM", several Three Stooges shorts, "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World", the James Bond film "You Only Live Twice", Mel Brooks's "Silent Movie", "The Pink Panther Strikes Again", and in "Who Framed Roger Rabbit"
Henry Bergman - In 1916, Bergman started working with Charlie Chaplin, beginning with "The Pawnshop"
The Floorwalker - "'The Floorwalker"' is a 1916 American silent comedy film, Charlie Chaplin's first Mutual Film Corporation film
Film - By 1917 Charlie Chaplin had a contract that called for an annual salary of one million dollars
Charles Reisner - He starred alongside Charlie Chaplin in "A Dog's Life" in 1918 and "The Kid" in 1921
Chaplin separated from Harris by late 1919, moving back into the Los Angeles Athletic Club.
Olive Ann Alcorn - She appeared in her first film "Sunnyside" in 1919, a film short, which starred Charlie Chaplin
Harry Myers - After 1920 he had many starring roles in feature length films, the most notable of which was as the eccentric millionaire in Charlie Chaplin's "City Lights"
Karl Valentin - Valentin starred in many silent films in the 1920s, and was sometimes called the " Charlie Chaplin of Germany"
The Idle Class - "'The Idle Class"' is a 1921 American silent film written and directed by Charlie Chaplin for First National Pictures
Chaplin's last completed work was the score for his 1923 film A Woman of Paris, which was completed in 1976, by which time Chaplin was extremely frail, even finding communication difficult.
Monta Bell - Charlie Chaplin employed Bell as a film editor and assistant director and in 1924, he became a full-fledged director of sophisticated sex comedies
Lita Grey - In 1924, when she was 16 years old, she suspected she had become pregnant by Charlie Chaplin, who was 35
The Circus (film) - "'The Circus"' is a 1928 silent film written and directed by Charlie Chaplin with Joseph Plunkett as an uncredited writer
Mary Pickford - On March 29, 1928, a radio show was broadcast from Pickford's bungalow, featuring Douglas Fairbanks, Charles Chaplin, Norma Talmadge, Gloria Swanson, John Barrymore, D.W. Griffith and Dolores del Rio, among others, to speak on the "The Dodge Brothers Hour" to prove they could meet the challenge of talking movies
Raquel Meller - By 1930 Meller attracted the attention of Charlie Chaplin, who tried to secure her a lead role in his film "City Lights"
Comedy film - The comedian Charlie Chaplin was one of the last silent film hold-outs, and his films during the 1930s were devoid of dialogue, although they did employ sound effects
Charles Lederer - During his visits at Hearst's estate, Lederer befriended Charlie Chaplin, a frequent visitor, and got a small role in his 1931 film, "City Lights"
City Lights - "'City Lights"' is a 1931 American romantic comedy film written by, directed by, and starring Charlie Chaplin
Modern Times (film) - "'Modern Times"' is a 1936 comedy film written and directed by Charlie Chaplin in which his iconic Little Tramp character struggles to survive in the modern, industrialized world
Smile (Charlie Chaplin song) - "'Smile"'" is a song based on an instrumental theme used in the soundtrack for the 1936 Charlie Chaplin movie "Modern Times"
Benito Mussolini - Charlie Chaplin's 1940 film "The Great Dictator" satirizes Mussolini as "Benzino Napaloni", portrayed by Jack Oakie
Tiny Sandford - He retired from acting in 1940, the year he had a very small role Charlie Chaplin's "The Great Dictator"
Hedda Hopper - Her frequent attacks against Charlie Chaplin in the 1940s for his leftist politics and love life contributed to his departure from America in 1952
The Great Dictator - "'The Great Dictator"' is a 1940 American satirical political comedy-drama film starring, written, produced, scored, and directed by Charlie Chaplin, following the tradition of many of his other films
In 1941, The Great Dictator was nominated for five awards, including two for Chaplin: Best Writing and Best Actor.
Eugene O'Neill - In 1943, O'Neill disowned his daughter Oona for marrying the English actor, director and producer Charlie Chaplin when she was 18 and Chaplin was 54
Federal prosecutors brought Mann Act charges against Chaplin related to Barry in 1944, of which he was acquitted.
James P. McGranery - In 1952, McGranery revoked the re-entry permit of Charlie Chaplin when he was accused of Communist sympathies
Claire Bloom - She was chosen by Charlie Chaplin in 1952 to appear in his film "Limelight", which catapulted Bloom to stardom, and remains one of her most memorable roles
Cary Grant - Carthyism in 1953, and when his friend Charlie Chaplin was blacklisted, Grant insisted that the actor's artistic value outweighed political concerns.
Pauline Kael - In 1953, the editor of "City Lights" magazine overheard Kael arguing about films in a coffeeshop with a friend and asked her to review Charlie Chaplin's "Limelight
Knighthood was suggested again in 1956, but was vetoed after a Foreign Office report raised concerns over Chaplin's purported "communist" views and his moral behaviour in marrying two 16-year-old girls; it was felt that honouring him would damage both the reputation of the British honours system and relations with the United States.
Charles Chaplin, Jr. - Charlie Chaplin Jr. married Susan Magness, an actress in 1958
Matt Monro - In 1959 he recorded a country pastiche song, "Bound for Texas", for "The Chaplin Revue", a feature-length compilation of Charlie Chaplin shorts
Dezo Hoffmann - He earned international acclaim in the 1960s, shooting photographs of well known pop and showbiz personalities, such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Dusty Springfield, Charlie Chaplin, Sophia_Loren, Marlon Brando, Marilyn Monroe, Laurence Olivier, The Kinks, The Shadows, Tom Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Frank Sinatra, Bob Marley, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Elton John, Omar Sharif and Pink Floyd
Sophia Loren - Among Loren's best-known films of this period are Samuel Bronston's epic production of "El Cid" with Charlton Heston, "The Millionairess" with Peter Sellers, "It Started in Naples " with Clark Gable, Vittorio De Sica's triptych "Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow" with Marcello Mastroianni, Peter Ustinov's "Lady L" with Paul Newman, the 1966 classic "Arabesque" with Gregory Peck, and Charlie Chaplin's final film, "A Countess from Hong Kong" with Marlon Brando
Harry Arthur Saintsbury - His interpretation of Holmes was notably restrained and made a powerful impression on the young Charlie Chaplin, who wrote of Saintsbury in 1964:
Smile (Charlie Chaplin song) - Clark later re-recorded it for her 1968 album "The Other Man's Grass Is Always Greener", by which time she was a personal friend of Charlie Chaplin
Among other recognitions, Chaplin was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1970; that he had not been among those originally honoured in 1961 caused some controversy.
Chaplin wrote scores for his earlier silent films when they were re-released in the sound era, notably The Kid for its 1971 re-release.
Chaplin was knighted in 1975 at the age of 85 as a Knight Commander of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II. The honour had been first proposed in 1931.
The Swiss town of Vevey, where he spent the last 25 years of his life, named a park in his honour in 1980 and erected a replica of the Doubleday statue there in 1982
A statue of Chaplin as the Tramp is located in Leicester Square, sculpted by John Doubleday and unveiled in 1981
A television series about Chaplin's childhood, "Young Charlie Chaplin", ran on PBS in 1989 and was nominated for an Emmy award for Outstanding Children's Program
Lee Whitlock - In 1989 he played his most notable role, that of Sydney Chaplin, the elder half-brother of Charlie Chaplin, in the television movie "Young Charlie Chaplin" by Bazz Taylor
ZaSu Pitts - In 1994 her importance as a silent film star was affirmed when she was honored with her image on a United States postage stamp along with luminaries such as Rudolph Valentino, Clara Bow and Charlie Chaplin as part of The Silent Screen Stars stamp set, designed by caricaturist Al Hirschfeld
In 2002, he was included in the BBC's list of the "100 Greatest Britons"
In 2011 a letter sent to Chaplin in the 1970s came to light which claimed that he had been born in a Gypsy caravan at Black Patch Park in Smethwick, Staffordshire
The 2012 "Sight & Sound" poll, which compiles "top ten" ballots from film critics and directors to determine the most acclaimed films of all time, saw "City Lights" rank among the top 50 with critics; "Modern Times" was inside the top 100, and "The Great Dictator" and "The Gold Rush" placed in the top 250
Chaplin's final home, Manoir de Ban in Corsier-sur-Vevey, Switzerland, is being converted into a museum to be opened in 2016, exploring his life and career