Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
|Why did Charlie avoided seeing his mother as much as possible?||Charlie Chaplin
|Which actress was Charlie's rival at the box office, as well as a co-founder of United Artists, and was also 'America's Sweetheart'?||Charlie Chaplin
Mary Pickford. Lita Grey and Oona O'Neil were actually Charlie's wives, Lita was number two and Oona was number four.
|In 'The Great Dictator', what famous leader did Charlie portray?||Charlie Chaplin
|What was the name of the character which Charlie portrayed in almost all of his movies?||Charlie Chaplin
Robert Downey Jr.. Robert Downey Jr. was nominated for an academy award for his performance.
|One main reason Charlie was exiled from the U.S. in 1953 was because he refused ______ ?||Charlie Chaplin
|Where did Charlie Chaplin spend his remaining years after being exiled from the U.S. in 1953?||Charlie Chaplin
1977. Charlie died in his home in Vevey, Switzerland, of natural causes on December 25, 1977, he was 88 years old.
3. Charlie Chaplin had three films on AFI's list of America's 100 Greatest Movies, "The Gold Rush" (1925) ranked at #74, "City Lights" (1931), ranked at #76 and "Modern Times" (1936) ranked at #81. Charlie Chaplin also ranked in at #10 on AFI's list of Hollywood's 50 greatest screen legends, (June 15, 1999).
Limelight. Written and directed by Charlie, he won the Oscar in the category of Best Music, Original Dramatic Score for his film, "Limelight" (1952). Charlie was also nominated in 1948 for his work in "Monsieur Verdoux" (1947) for Best Writing, Original Screenplay. In 1941, Charlie received three nominations for another film he wrote and directed, "The Great Dictator" (1940). He was nominated in the categories, Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best Picture and Best Writing, Original Screenplay. He received 2 honorary Oscars, one in 1929 and another in 1972.
12 years old. Lillita McMurray was born on April 15, 1908. She was only 12 years old when she made the film, "The Kid" with Charlie Chaplin. They were married in 1924 when she was just 16 years old. She gave birth to two of Charlie's children, Charles Jr. and Sydney. They divorced in 1927.
Christie's. On December 11, 1987, Charlie Chaplin's trademark cane and bowler hat were auctioned off and sold at Christie's for 82,500 pounds (approx. $151,246 US).
1085 Summit Drive. The house was designed by Charlie Chaplin and built by carpenters from his studio. It is located at 1085 Summit Drive in Beverly Hills, CA. Because of it falling apart over the years, it earned the name, "Breakaway House".
Encino, CA. The street named after Charlie, Chaplin Avenue, is in the San Fernando Valley, located near Tara Drive, just off of Ashley Oak on the site of Clark Gable's old ranch.
6751 Hollywood Blvd. Ella Fitzgerald's star is located at 6738 Hollywood Blvd. Ozzy Osbourne's star is located at 6780 Hollywood Blvd and Diana Ross' star is located at 6712 Hollywood Blvd.
1975. Charlie Chaplin was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II on March 4, 1975, just before his 86th birthday.
My Autobiography. "Charles Chaplin: My Autobiography" was originally released in March 1964 by Simon & Schuster and was reprinted in 1982 as "My Early Years" by Heinemann Educational Books. His other works include, "My Life in Pictures" (Grosset & Dunlap), "Charlie Chaplin's Own Story" (Indiana University Press), "Die Schlussrede aus dem Film "Der grosse Diktator" (1940) and "Histoire de ma vie" (Laffont).
1925. Charlie was the first actor to appear on the cover of "TIME" magazine. He appeared on the cover of the July 6, 1925 issue of "TIME".
1917. Chaplin built his own Hollywood studio in 1917. It was called the Charlie Chaplin Studio and was built in just three months, at a reported cost of only $35,000 and assumed an unparalleled degree of artistic and financial control over his productions. The studio is located at 1416 N. LaBrea Avenue in Hollywood, CA. It resembled an English village with a series of gray, Colonial clapboard cottages and orderly, green landscaping. Some of his best silent films were filmed here, such as, "The Gold Rush" (1925), "City Lights" (1931), "Modern Times" (1936), and "The Great Dictator" (1939). It's still standing today and was used as the headquarters of A&M Records and it was also the home of Jim Henson Productions.
1889. Charles Spencer Chaplin was born on April 16, 1889 in London, England, to Charles and Hannah Chaplin.
|Which other great of the silent screen appeared alongside Charlie Chaplin for the first time in film in the 1952 movie 'Limelight'?||Charlie Chaplin Movies
Buster Keaton. The two greatest directors of silent comedy films made their first and only appearance together in 'Limelight'. The two had a great rivalry during the 1920s, but always seemed to have a level of respect for each other. It is said that, on the set of 'Limelight', which was directed by Chaplin, Keaton was never hesitant to provide his 'two cents'.
|Which Charlie Chaplin film was banned in Germany, but supposedly was viewed by Hitler in private not once, but twice?||Charlie Chaplin Movies
The Great Dictator. 'The Great Dictator' is the story of Adenoid Hynkel, Dictator of Tomania, who persecutes the Jewish residents of his country. Clearly, the film was meant to mock the rise of Hitler and the policies of the Nazi party. This apparently did not prevent the infamous leader of the Third Reich from viewing Chaplin's film. No record exists of Hitler's opinion about the movie.
|In the 1936 film 'Modern Times', Chaplin literally gets caught up in the wheels of industrialization. Which famous song with a one-word title can be heard in the films closing moments?||Charlie Chaplin Movies
Smile. The song 'Smile' was composed by Chaplin for the film 'Modern Times'. Later, lyrics were added to the music and the song was covered by notables ranging from Nat King Cole to Judy Garland.
|Which Charlie Chaplin film classic features the Tramp character at the Klondike, attempting to make his fortune?||Charlie Chaplin Movies
The Gold Rush. 'The Gold Rush' is the story of several gold miners who are hopeful of making their fortune. More specifically, it is the story of Chaplin's Tramp character, who falls in love and attempts to win the object of his desires over by striking it rich.
Chaplin once claimed that he wanted to be remembered most by this particular film.
|Which actress appeared in over 30 films with Charlie Chaplin, including her final one with the great film actor and director entitled 'The Pilgrim'?||Charlie Chaplin Movies
Edna Purviance. You'll see Edna Purviance is some of Chaplin's greatest early films, most notably 'A Dog's Life', 'The Kid' and 'The Pilgrim'. She retired from acting in 1926.
|In January, 1931, which famous scientist took a break from his busy work to attend the first showing of 'City Lights' alongside Charlie Chaplin?||Charlie Chaplin Movies
Albert Einstein. Like many others of the time, Einstein was a fan, and indeed a close friend, of Charlie Chaplin. At the London premier of the film, Chaplin was joined by legendary playwright George Bernard Shaw.
|'City Lights' is viewed by some as Charlie Chaplin's greatest masterpiece. Was it the only movie Chaplin directed in the 1930s?||Charlie Chaplin Movies
No. Chaplin directed only two films during the 1930s, 'City Lights' in 1931 and 'Modern Times', released in 1936. He would go on to direct five more films in the 1940s and 50s combined.
|Charlie Chaplin's first full-length film, the 1921 classic 'The Kid', helped launch the career of which Hollywood child star?||Charlie Chaplin Movies
Jackie Coogan. Jackie Coogan was fantastic as the title character in this emotionally wrenching film. Coogan would go on to star in dozens of films during his career, and is perhaps best remembered in the modern era as Uncle Fester from the popular 1960s television show 'The Addams Family'.
Making a Living. Charlie Chaplin portrayed the character Edgar English, a swindler who takes a job as a newspaper reporter, in the 1914 film 'Making a Living', directed by Henry Lehrman. His 'Tramp' character had yet to debut (his next film, called 'Kid Auto Races at Venice', featured the earliest version of the character).