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 (chăp′lĭn), Sir Charles Spencer Known as "Charlie." 1889-1977.
British-born actor, director, and producer who gained fame for his role as a tramp in baggy trousers and a bowler hat. His productions include The Kid (1921), City Lights (1931), and Modern Times (1936).
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(Biography) Sir Charles Spencer, known as Charlie Chaplin. 1889–1977, English comedian, film actor, and director. He is renowned for his portrayal of a downtrodden little man with baggy trousers, bowler hat, and cane. His films, most of which were made in Hollywood, include The Gold Rush (1924), Modern Times (1936), and The Great Dictator (1940)
ˌChaplinˈesque adj
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(ˈtʃæp lɪn)

Sir Charles Spencer (Charlie), 1889–1977, English film actor, producer, and director; in the U.S. 1910–52.
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Charlie Chaplin and Winston Churchill: Englishmen, twentieth-century icons, and, in Austrian writer Michael KA[paragraph]hlmeier's rich imagination, allies joined across continents by their suicidal ideas.
Theatre goers will next be able to see the actor, fondly remembered by millions of soap fans as butcher Ashley Peacock, in a musical chronicling the life of Charlie Chaplin, depicting his rise from the gutters of Victorian London to the glitzy surroundings of early Hollywood.
TODAY we celebrate the anniversary of the birth of silent movie legend Charlie Chaplin - in a field in the Black Country.
Simon Chaplin, 62, rigged a bucket of diesel, a pump and pipes behind the passenger seat of his Peugeot 309 to produce "colossal" amounts of grey smoke from his exhaust.
Simon Chaplin, 62, sped off with clouds billowing from the Peugeot 309 after an officer tried to pull him over for speeding.