Web Desk(April 16, 2018): Charlie Chaplin’s (the back n white movies comedian) 129th Birthday is being observed today.
He redefined cinema in his own unique way and is relevant as much today as he was a century ago. Sir Charles Spencer ‘Charlie’ Chaplin, born on April 16, 1889, became a worldwide icon, transitioning from silent cinema to talkies with much ease.With a career that spanned more than 75 years, the actor, filmmaker, composer, and author rose to fame, popularly known for his screen persona ‘the Tramp’, and went on to receive three Oscars, out of which two were honorary awards. The first was an honorary award for writing, directing, acting and producing ‘The Circus’, followed by his second honorary Academy Award in 1972. He then went on to win an Oscar for Best Score for ‘Limelight’ in 1973.
The legend breathed his last on December 25, 1977, in Switzerland. But his death was not without controversy. Three months after his death, Chaplin’s corpse was stolen, only to be recovered later and then cremated. Despite having lived a life full of ups and downs, starting from childhood with absent parents, Chaplin always knew how to bring a smile to your face.