Essay on Charlie Chaplin 's ' The Tramp The Sweet Little Man '

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Charlie Chaplin

Charlie Chaplin was the most recognizable person on the planet and It 's no exaggeration that for the greatest part of this century Chaplin did everything in show business; he was an actor, director, screenwriter, producer and composer. He was the ideal rags to riches role model that every American had dreamed of becoming. Chaplin revolutionized American show business and inspired Americans to follow their dreams because he was proof that even underdogs could make it to the top
Famous for his character The Tramp the sweet little man with a bowler hat, mustache, and cane Charlie was an iconic figure of the silent film era and one of the films first superstars in the industry and in a way few could have ever imagined. Born Charles Spencer Chaplin in London England on April 16, 1889 Charlie Chaplin 's rise to fame was a true rags to riches story. His father was a well known alcoholic who had left chaplin, his mother, and his older half brother Sydney and not long after Charlie 's birth his father had died from too much alcohol. Charlie 's mother was a music hall singer who had went under the name of Lilly Harley (imbd.com).

Later his mother begun to suffer from a severe mental issue and was later committed to a mental asylum, but was still able to take care of her family for a few years before she was committed. When Charlie was 5 years old his mother had a performance which had led to the beginning of Charlie 's spotlight. During this performance…

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