Died Today (December 25th): Charlie Chaplin (1889–1977)

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charleschaplinCharlie Chaplin (1889–1977)

Born: April 16, 1889 in Walworth, London, England, UK
Died: December 25, 1977 (age 88) in Vevey, Vaud, Switzerland

I usually go to see myself the first night of a new performance, but I don’t laugh. No, I just go to see whether or not the film is taking, and what I’ve done that I shouldn’t do. And if it’s a success, I’m happy. There’s something that makes you feel pretty good in knowing that all over the world people are laughing at what you’re doing. But if it isn’t a success, then it’s terrible, to feel that you’re a failure all over the world at the same time.

Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself.

Married to:
Oona Chaplin (16 June 1943 – 25 December 1977) (his death) (8 children)
Paulette Goddard (1 June 1936 – 4 June 1942) (divorced)

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