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Charlie Chaplin at 21

Although Charlie Chaplin (Charles Spencer Chaplin) was born in England and spent his early childhood in the UK, he came to the U.S. early on in his life. On his second stage tour of the U.S. at the age of 23, he roomed with Arthur Stanley Jefferson, who later was known as Stan Laurel of Laurel and Hardy fame. Laurel returned to England for a while but Chaplin stayed, being hired by Max Sennett for the Keystone Film Company.

The rest, as they say, was history - history leading to a long and incredibly talented career.
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Martha Rice He was really nice looking.
Reply posted May 09, 2012 11:07 am
Kathy Pinna And looking at him, I can see why Robert Downy Jr was a good choice for portraying him in "Chaplin"!
Reply posted May 09, 2012 11:09 am
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