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Top 10 Facts - Charlie Chaplin
06.04.2016
Fact #1

Charlie Chaplin was born on 16 April 1889 in Walworth, London, United Kingdom just four days before Adolf Hitler.

Fact #2

He was the first actor to appear on Time magazine.

Fact #3

Charlie Chaplin once won third prize in a Charlie Chaplin look-a-like contest

Fact #4

He won one Oscar award for the movie " Limelight " in the best music category.

Fact #5

His own daughter, the actress Geraldine Chaplin, portrayed his on screen mother in the movie, " Chaplin ".

Fact #6

Due to suspicions of him being a communist, his imprints were removed from the Hollywood walk of fame and have been lost subsequently.

Fact #7

His body was stolen After he died in an effort to extort money from his family. Chaplin's body was recovered 11 weeks later after the grave-robbers were captured. He is now buried under 6 feet of concrete to prevent further theft attempts.

Fact #8

Charlie Chaplin never became a U.S. citizen and was exiled from the U.S. in 1953 because he refused to have the American citizenship. He lived in Switzerland during his exiled years and died during sleep there in Vevey, Vaud on December 25, 1977 at the age of 88.

Fact #9

Chaplin was married 4 times. He was 29 and his first wife was 16 when they married. His second marriage was to 16-year-old Lita Grey, when he was 35. His third and possibly fictional marriage to Paulette Goddard, was rumored to have occurred when he was 47 and she was 28. He married his last wife, Oona O'Neill, daughter of playwright Eugene O'Neill, shortly after Oona turned 18. Chaplin was 54

Fact #10

Four years after his death, Ukrainian astronomer, Lyudmila Karachkina, named an asteroid after him. Ms. Karachkina, discoverer of 131 asteroids, named one of them 3623 Chaplin. It resides in the asteroid "belt" between Mars and Jupiter and appears as a magnitude 12.1 object, making it visible in a moderately strong telescope.

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