9. All my pictures are built around the idea of getting in trouble and so giving me the chance to be desperately serious in my attempt to appear as a normal little gentleman. — Charlie Chaplin
The list, not published until 2003, consists mainly of journalists (among them the editor of the New Statesman, Kingsley Martin) but also includes the actors Michael Redgrave and Charlie Chaplin.
Lita Grey's replacement on was . In the documentary series, , Hale, in a 1980s interview states that she had idolized Chaplin since childhood and that the then-19-year-old actress and Chaplin began an affair that continued for several years, which she details in her memoir, During production of Chaplin's film in 1929-30, Hale was called in to replace as the flower girl. Seven minutes of test footage survives from this recasting, and is included on the 2003 DVD release of the film, but economics forced Chaplin to rehire Cherrill. In discussing the situation in , Hale states that her relationship with Chaplin was as strong as ever during filming.
May Reeves was originally hired to be Chaplin's secretary on his 1931-1932 extended trip to Europe, dealing mostly with reading his personal correspondence. She worked only one morning, and then was introduced to Chaplin, who was instantly infatuated by her. May became his constant companion and lover on the trip, much to the disgust of Chaplin's brother, Syd. After Reeves also became involved with Syd, Chaplin ended the relationship and she left his entourage. Reeves chronicled her short time with Chaplin in her book, "The Intimate Charlie Chaplin".
Chaplin first met during the filming of . Three years later, at age thirty-five, he became involved with the then 16-year-old Grey during preparations for in which she was to star as the female lead. They married on , after she became pregnant (a development that resulted in her being removed from the cast of the film). They had two sons, the actors (1925–1968) and (1926–2009). The marriage was a disaster, with the couple hopelessly mismatched. The couple divorced on August 25, 1927. Their extraordinarily bitter divorce in 1928 had Chaplin paying Grey a then-record-breaking US$825,000 settlement, on top of almost one million dollars in legal costs. The stress of the sensational divorce, compounded by a federal tax dispute, allegedly turned his hair white. The Chaplin biographer Joyce Milton asserted in that the Grey-Chaplin marriage was the inspiration for Vladimir Nabokov's 1950s novel .
Chaplin spoke even louder in The Great Dictator (1940), which pointedly ridiculed the governments of Hitler and Mussolini. "I want to see the return of decency and kindness," Chaplin said around the time of the film's release. "I'm just a human being who wants to see this country a real democracy . . ."
In 1943, Chaplin married 18-year-old Oona O'Neill, the daughter of playwright Eugene O'Neill. Unexpectedly the two would go on to have a happy marriage, one that would result in eight children.
Sir Charles Spencer “Charlie” Chaplin,considered to be one of the most pivotal stars of the early days of Hollywood. Charlie Chaplin was a British comic actor and filmmaker who rose to fame in the silent film era. Charlie Chaplin lived an interesting life both in his films and behind the camera. Charlie Chaplin was born on 16 April 1889. Let’s remember Charlie Chaplin’s birthday with some famous Charlie Chaplin inspirational quotes.
4. We all want to help one another. Human beings are like that. We want to live by each other’s happiness, not by each other’s misery. — Charlie Chaplin
In 1936, Chaplin married again, this time to a chorus girl who went by the film name of Paulette Goddard. They lasted until 1942. That was followed by a nasty paternity suit with another actress, Joan Barry, in which tests proved Chaplin was not the father of her daughter, but a jury still ordered him to pay child support.
5. I had no idea of the character. But the moment I was dressed, the clothes and the make-up made me feel the person he was. I began to know him, and by the time I walked onto the stage he was fully born. — Charlie Chaplin
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Charlie Chaplin's parents divorced early in his life, with his father providing little to no support, either financial or otherwise, leaving his mother to support them as best she could.
In 1918 he quickly married 16-year-old Mildred Harris. The marriage lasted just two years, and in 1924 he wed again, to another 16-year-old, actress Lita Grey, whom he'd cast in The Gold Rush. The marriage had been brought on by an unplanned pregnancy, and the resulting union, which produced two sons for Chaplin (Charles Jr. and Sydney) was an unhappy one for both partners. They divorced in 1927.