Today is the 123rd birthday of Charlie Chaplin and if there is one celebrity, rather a legend that I would resurrect if I had the power it would be him.
The words comedy and Charlie Chaplin have been synonymous. Chaplin’s work has spanned some seven decades since his birth in 1889 till his death in 1977. Born Charles Spencer ‘Charlie’ Chaplin, this man played with the boundaries of comedy, pushed them far, and shaped and re-shaped them.
Chaplin was one of the most creative and influential personalities of the silent-film era. He was influenced by his predecessor, the French silent film comedian Max Linder, to whom he dedicated one of his films
The Gold Rush, The Kid, The Great Dictator, The Circus are some of his well known classic films
George Bernard Shaw called Charlie Chaplin “the only genius to come out of the movie industry”