Charlie Chaplin is arguably the most recognized actor for generations of audiences, entertaining the world with the antics and calamities of his “Little Tramp” character.
The iconic funny man in the mustache and ill-fitting clothes appeared in dozens of silent movies, getting into scrapes, romantic mixups, and silly arguments. Chaplin, who grew up in London workhouses and performed on vaudeville stages as a child, became not just a talented actor but an extraordinary director, producer, and musical composer. With Hollywood heavy hitters Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, and D.W. Griffith, he launched United Artists studio.
He had an incomparable influence on the world of comedy, the entertainment industry, and the business of Hollywood. His life was filled with scandal as well. Two of his four wives were just