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7 unbelievable facts about Charlie Chaplin that will make your day

At SocialAnda, we are firm believers and die-hard fans of birthdays.

We love to celebrate birthdays in a unique way!!!

We also celebrate birthdays of dead people by extracting their bodies from their grave.

Oh!!! Sorry!!! That was quite intense.

On a humorous note, we actually don’t do that but we would say it really happened with our celebrity whose dead body was stolen not for celebrating his birthday but to ask for ransom money!!!

Love surely knows no border.

On the birth-anniversary of the great, “Little Tramp”, our all-time favourite, Mr. Charlie Chaplin, we would like to make you aware about the most amazing facts about him.

ROBBERS STOLE HIS COFFIN FROM THE SWISS CEMETERY AND HELD IT FOR RANSOM:

One of the most amazing facts about Charlie Chaplin is that his dead body was robbed to ask for ransom from his family.

It is surprising that Charlie Chaplin had married 3 teenagers, however, his widow refused to pay ransom money of 400,000 pounds because she thought that, “Charlie would have thought it ridiculous”.

The robbers had to give up the “now-useless” dead body which was found 11 days later of the denial.

JAPANESE HAD ALMOST ASSASSINATED SIR CHAPLIN: 

Sir Charlie Chaplin was a man who was against the evils like fascism, war, capitalism, etc. and was slandered by the FBI and banned by the U.S.A.

One such incident happened when Japanese Prime Minister’s assassins almost assassinated him as Prime Minister Inukai Tsuyoshi, hoped to trigger a war with the U.S.A.

He was fortunate enough to escape the death as he had gone to a Sumo Wrestling match with the Prime Minister’s son.

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LOST A CHARLIE CHAPLIN “LOOK ALIKE” CONTEST

Yes!!! That’s true!!!

He participated in a “Charlie Chaplin-Look Alike” Contest.

You will remain a little confused when I tell you that he did not receive the 1st prize but he received the 3rd place.

FIRST ACTOR TO APPEAR ON TIME MAGAZINE

Charlie Chaplin on Time Magazine Cover

Charlie Chaplin on Time Magazine Cover

The July 6th, 1925 issue of the “TIME Magazine” featured their first ever actor. It was his one of the greatest achievements in pulling the “TIME Magazine” towards entertainment.

HE COULD NEVER BECOME A CITIZEN OF UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Though he was a very charming and heartwarming performer, yet he was revoked from a citizen’s permit of the U.S.A.

The most surprising fact is that he stayed in the U.S.A. for about 40 long years, but he had developed a reputation of “Communist supporter”.

He was compelled to leave U.S.A. after this and went to live rest of his life in Switzerland.

THE MEETING OF CHARLIE CHAPLIN AND ALBERT EINSTEIN

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Charlie Chaplin with Mr Einstein

There is another interesting fact about Sir Charlie where he meets the great scientist of the era. Sir Chaplin mentioned, “People applaud me because everybody understands me, and they applaud you because no one understands you.”

HE MET MAHATMA GANDHI IN LONDON

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Charlie Chaplin making Mahatma Gandhi laugh

On 22nd September 1931, two very famous and influential personalities met in Canning Town, London.

Other interesting facts from Charlie Chaplin's Life :

This classic comedy legend who was also an English actor, director, and a writer was born on 16th April 1889 and since then he had rough times to deal with during his childhood.

Charles Spencer Chaplin was born in London, and his parents also belonged to the entertainment background where both were talented singers, just to note that his father was also working in mental hospitals.

After his parents were separated, both Charlie and his brother had to live in orphanages and were ill-treated and beaten up.

Despite such a tragic and heartbreaking childhood, that young, unfortunate Charlie managed to leave school, realizing his dreams, came out becoming Sir Charlie Chaplin with his performances as a “Tramp” – a sympathetic comic character with ill-fitting clothes and a funny moustache was able to win hearts of everyone in the world.

Sir Charlie Chaplin still manages to win hearts all over the world for past ages, present and the future generations even after his demise.

He had rightly quoted that, “Nothing is permanent in this wicked world – not even our troubles.

He lives and smiles in our hearts forever…

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