Charles Spencer Chaplin famously known as Charlie Chaplin was April 16, 1889, in London, England. A genius entertainer, Chaplin Iconic Hollywood film director, actor, producer, screenwriter, music composer and editor who directed over 60 feature and short length films and acted in several more between the early 1910s and the mid-sixties.
With great zeal for performance from childhood, he nurtured his dream for acting even when he faced a disastrous time while growing up. Brought up by a single mother who fell ill and later admitted to a mental asylum. Both Charlie and his brother Sydney were sent to workhouses and lived in the streets.
In 1908, with the help of his brother Sydney joined a comedy company and slowly started gaining recognition as an actor. The biggest break of his career with Mabel’s Strange Predicament in which the character was established. He went on to make more short films and feature-length movies based on the Tramp. The silent movies were a right blend of humour and strong storylines. Out of the three Oscars that Chaplin received, two were honorary awards. He was given an honorary award for writing, directing, acting and producing The Circus in 1929. He received his second honorary award in 1972. In 1973 he received an Oscar for Best Score for the movie Limelight which was made in 1952 but was released in the U.S. only in 1972.
In 1925, he became the first actor to be featured on the Time magazine cover. Chaplin died in 1977 in Switzerland.