Charlie Chaplin

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Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin (16 April 1889 – 25 December 1977) was an English comic actor, filmmaker, and composer who rose to fame in the era of silent film.wikipedia
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United Artists

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In 1919, Chaplin co-founded the distribution company United Artists which gave him complete control over his films.
Founded in 1919 by D. W. Griffith, Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, and Douglas Fairbanks, the studio was premised on allowing actors to control their own interests, rather than being dependent upon commercial studios.

First National Pictures

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He directed his own films and continued to hone his craft as he moved to the Essanay, Mutual, and First National corporations.
Between 1917 and 1918, the company made contracts with Mary Pickford and Charlie Chaplin, the first million-dollar deals in the history of film.

The Tramp

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He became a worldwide icon through his screen persona, "the Tramp", and is considered one of the most important figures in the history of the film industry.
The Tramp (Charlot in several languages), also known as The Little Tramp, was British actor Charlie Chaplin's most memorable on-screen character and an icon in world cinema during the era of silent film.

Mutual Film

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He directed his own films and continued to hone his craft as he moved to the Essanay, Mutual, and First National corporations.
Mutual Film Corporation was an early American film conglomerate best remembered today as the producers of some of Charlie Chaplin's greatest comedies.

Modern Times (film)

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He refused to move to sound films in the 1930s, instead producing City Lights (1931) and Modern Times (1936) without dialogue.
Modern Times is a 1936 American comedy film written and directed by Charlie Chaplin in which his iconic Little Tramp character struggles to survive in the modern, industrialized world.

The Gold Rush

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His first feature-length film was The Kid (1921), followed by A Woman of Paris (1923), The Gold Rush (1925), and The Circus (1928).
The Gold Rush is a 1925 American comedy film written, produced, and directed by Charlie Chaplin.

The Great Dictator

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He became increasingly political, and his next film The Great Dictator (1940) satirized Adolf Hitler.
The Great Dictator is a 1940 American political satire comedy-drama film written, directed, produced, scored by, and starring British comedian Charlie Chaplin, following the tradition of many of his other films.

The Circus (film)

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His first feature-length film was The Kid (1921), followed by A Woman of Paris (1923), The Gold Rush (1925), and The Circus (1928).
The Circus is a 1928 silent film written and directed by Charlie Chaplin.

City Lights

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He refused to move to sound films in the 1930s, instead producing City Lights (1931) and Modern Times (1936) without dialogue.
City Lights is a 1931 American pre-Code silent romantic comedy film written, produced, directed by, and starring Charlie Chaplin.

The Kid (1921 film)

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His first feature-length film was The Kid (1921), followed by A Woman of Paris (1923), The Gold Rush (1925), and The Circus (1928).
The Kid is a 1921 American silent comedy-drama film written by, produced by, directed by, and starring Charlie Chaplin, and features Jackie Coogan as his adopted son and sidekick.

Essanay Studios

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He directed his own films and continued to hone his craft as he moved to the Essanay, Mutual, and First National corporations.
It is best known today for its series of Charlie Chaplin comedies of 1915.

Limelight (1952 film)

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He abandoned the Tramp in his later films, which include Monsieur Verdoux (1947), Limelight (1952), A King in New York (1957), and A Countess from Hong Kong (1967).
Limelight is a 1952 comedy-drama film written, produced, directed by, and starring Charlie Chaplin.

Monsieur Verdoux

He abandoned the Tramp in his later films, which include Monsieur Verdoux (1947), Limelight (1952), A King in New York (1957), and A Countess from Hong Kong (1967).
Monsieur Verdoux is a 1947 black comedy film directed by and starring Charlie Chaplin, who plays a bigamist wife killer inspired by serial killer Henri Désiré Landru.

A Countess from Hong Kong

He abandoned the Tramp in his later films, which include Monsieur Verdoux (1947), Limelight (1952), A King in New York (1957), and A Countess from Hong Kong (1967).
A Countess from Hong Kong is a 1967 British comedy film written and directed by Charlie Chaplin and starring Marlon Brando, Sophia Loren, Tippi Hedren, and Sydney Chaplin, Chaplin's third son.

Sydney Chaplin

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His mother and father had married four years previously, at which time Charles Sr. became the legal guardian of Hannah's illegitimate son, Sydney John Hill.
Chaplin was the elder half-brother of Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin and served as his business manager.

Hannah Chaplin

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Charles Spencer Chaplin was born on 16 April 1889 to Hannah Chaplin (born Hannah Harriet Pedlingham Hill) and Charles Chaplin Sr.
Hannah Chaplin (6 August 1865 – 28 August 1928 ), birth name Hannah Harriet Pedlingham Hill, stage name Lily Harley, was an English actress, singer and dancer who performed in British music halls from the age of 16. Chaplin was the mother of Charlie Chaplin and his two half-brothers, the actor Sydney Chaplin and the film director Wheeler Dryden and grandmother of musician Spencer Dryden.

A Woman of Paris

His first feature-length film was The Kid (1921), followed by A Woman of Paris (1923), The Gold Rush (1925), and The Circus (1928).
The film, an atypical drama film for its creator, was written, directed, produced and later scored by Charlie Chaplin.

Charles Chaplin Sr.

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Charles Spencer Chaplin was born on 16 April 1889 to Hannah Chaplin (born Hannah Harriet Pedlingham Hill) and Charles Chaplin Sr.
He achieved considerable success in the 1890s, and was the father of the actor and filmmaker Sir Charlie Chaplin.

A King in New York

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He abandoned the Tramp in his later films, which include Monsieur Verdoux (1947), Limelight (1952), A King in New York (1957), and A Countess from Hong Kong (1967).
A King in New York is a 1957 British comedy film directed by and starring Charlie Chaplin in his last leading role, which co-stars, among others, his young son Michael.

Wheeler Dryden

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The following year, Hannah gave birth to a third son – George Wheeler Dryden – fathered by the music hall entertainer Leo Dryden.
He was the son of Hannah Chaplin and music hall entertainer Leo Dryden, and half brother of actors Charlie and Sydney Chaplin.

Fred Karno

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At 19, he was signed to the prestigious Fred Karno company, which took him to America.
Among the music hall comedians who worked for him were Charlie Chaplin and his understudy, Arthur Jefferson, who later adopted the name of Stan Laurel.

Stan Laurel

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Karno selected his new star to join the section of the company, one that also included Stan Laurel, that toured North America's vaudeville circuit.
He was a member of "Fred Karno's Army", where he was Charlie Chaplin's understudy.

Mabel Normand

During the filming of his eleventh picture, Mabel at the Wheel, he clashed with director Mabel Normand and was almost released from his contract.
Onscreen, she appeared in 12 successful films with Charlie Chaplin and 17 with Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, sometimes writing and directing (or co-writing/directing) movies featuring Chaplin as her leading man.

Leo White

He joined the studio in late December 1914, where he began forming a stock company of regular players, including Leo White, Bud Jamison, Paddy McGuire and Billy Armstrong.
Leo White (November 10, 1882 – September 20, 1948) was a German-born English-American film and stage actor who appeared as a character actor in many Charlie Chaplin films.

Making a Living

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The one-reeler Making a Living marked his film acting debut and was released on 2 February 1914.
Making a Living (also known as Doing His Best, A Busted Johnny, Troubles and Take My Picture) is the first film starring Charlie Chaplin.