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Charlie Chaplin

(1889-1977), Film actor and director

Sir Charles ('Charlie') Chaplin

Sitter in 25 portraits
Comic genius of early cinema; Charlie Chaplin dubbed the world's greatest clown, began his career in London's music halls. Celebrity came with his portrayal of the little tramp, with bowler hat and cane, in a series of films from 1910 to the 1920s. Films featuring his tramp character such as The Kid (1920), The Gold Rush (1925) and Modern Times (1936) became world wide classics; later films included The Great Dictator (1940) and Limelight (1952) for which he also wrote the scripts and music.

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Charlie Chaplin with his family, by Unknown photographer - NPG x198516

Charlie Chaplin with his family

by Unknown photographer
gelatin silver print, 1957
NPG x198516

Charlie Chaplin with his family, by Yves Debraine - NPG x198384

Charlie Chaplin with his family

by Yves Debraine
gelatin silver print, 1959
NPG x198384

Charlie Chaplin with his family, by Yves Debraine - NPG x34819

Charlie Chaplin with his family

by Yves Debraine
bromide print, 1959
NPG x34819

Charlie Chaplin, by Alexander ('Alick') Penrose Forbes Ritchie - NPG D2662

Charlie Chaplin

by Alexander ('Alick') Penrose Forbes Ritchie
colour relief halftone cigarette card, 1926
NPG D2662

Charlie Chaplin, by Unknown artist, issued by  Godfrey Phillips - NPG D2694

Charlie Chaplin

by Unknown artist, issued by Godfrey Phillips
colour relief halftone cigarette card, 1932
NPG D2694

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