Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Charlie Chaplin

Charles Spencer Chaplin was born on 16 April 1889, in East Street, Walworth, London, England. As a small child, Chaplin also lived with his mother in various addresses in and around Kennington Road in Lambeth, including 3 Pownall Terrace, Chester Street and 39 Methley Street.

Charlie Chaplin - Mildred Harris
On October 23, 1918, the 28 year old Chaplin married the 16-year-old Mildred Harris. They had one child, Norman Spencer Chaplin, who died in infancy; they divorced in 1920.

Charlie Chaplin - Lita Grey
At 35, he became involved with 16-year-old Lita Grey during preparations for The Gold Rush. They married on November 26, 1924 after she became pregnant. They had two sons, the actors Charles Chaplin Jr. (1925-1968) and Sydney Earle Chaplin.

Charlie Chaplin - Oona O'Neill
This marriage was a long and happy one, with eight children. They had three sons: Christopher Chaplin, Eugene Chaplin and Michael Chaplin and five daughters: Geraldine Chaplin, Josephine Chaplin, Jane Chaplin, Victoria Chaplin and Annette-Emilie Chaplin.

Some quotes:
A day without laughter is a day wasted.

My only enemy is time.

I do not have much patience with a thing of beauty that must be explained to be understood. If it does need additional interpretation by someone other than the creator, then I question whether it has fulfilled its purpose.

I suppose that's one of the ironies of life doing the wrong thing at the right moment.

Nothing is permanent in this wicked world - not even our troubles.

Remember, you can always stoop and pick up nothing.

We think too much and feel too little.

Words are cheap. The biggest thing you can say is 'elephant'.

What do you want a meaning for? Life is a desire, not a meaning.

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