Sunday, October 9, 2011

Autochrome portrait of Charlie Chaplin taken by Charles C. Zoller in 1917

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Charles Spencer "Charlie" Chaplin (16 April 1889 – 25 December 1977) was a British comic actor, filmmaker, and composer who rose to fame in the silent era. Chaplin became a worldwide icon through his screen persona "the Tramp" and is considered one of the most important figures of the film industry. His career spanned more than 75 years, from childhood in the Victorian era until a year before his death at age 88, and encompassed both adulation and controversy.

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