A Day without Laughter is a Day Wasted by Charlie Chaplin

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With a rags-to-riches story, Chaplin had overcome all the obstacles to become a Comedy King, represented an American Dream coming true.
Charles Spencer Chaplin, Chaplin’s full name, was born in London, England, on April 16th, 1889. In a family of both parents who were entertainers, Chaplin spent his early years with his mother, who had no means of income due to her sickness, and his brother in Kennington. His father, who was an alcoholic, provided no support and made him come to the workhouse at the age of seven.
Despite poverty and hardship, Chaplin had his first role as a paperboy in a play “Sherlock Homes” and kept on his career in entertainment, said that he “never lost sight of my ultimate aim to become an actor” until moving to the US for a contract with Keystone studio at the age of 14.
It was 1914 when Chaplin’s first film acting debut on the movie Making a Living was released, at the beginning of the American Modernism. However, he strongly disliked the picture. For his second appearance in front of the camera for the movie The Tramp in February, Charlie Chaplin got to choose his costumes which then became his identity. He described in his autobiography: “I had no idea of the character. But the moment I was dressed, the clothes and the makeup made me feel the person he was.…

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