I was born Charles Spencer Chaplin in Walworth, London on April 16, 1889. I have an older brother, Sydney, but he’s only my half brother- same mother, different father. I was named after my father, but he was a drunk. He died when he was thirty-seven. My mother, Hannah, was a music hall entertainer.
At the time he moved to America from London to perform with his half brother, and Charlie got picked up by a studio. His career skyrocketed to success; making many films, achieve many awards, enjoying live. He became one of the highest pay weekly for an actor at the time. While he became an actor, people, especially girls, became attracted to him which led to Charlie having relationships with many other girls. He achieved everything he could have dreamed for, fame, fortune and the ability to do what he wished with his life.
Charles Spencer Chaplin was born on April 16, 1889 in London, England. His father, Charles Chaplin Sr., was a vocalist and an actor. His mother, Hannah Chaplin, was a vocalist as well as a character comedienne in the music halls of London. Chaplin also had a half-brother named Sydney, who was from a previous marriage of Hannah’s (Lynn). When Charlie was five years old, he sang for his mother on stage after she had fallen ill and was unable to speak let alone sing (Lynn).
The two also performed in music halls where she would play piano and he would sing ballads (“Charles Chaplin” 100). Charles Chaplin Sr. died on May 9th, 1901 because of unknown causes. On May 5th, 1903 his mother was thrown into a mental institution and committed as a lunatic. Charlie and his half-brother, Sydney, quickly found themselves without a home or parents The boys were put in an orphanage where they were often cold and hungry. After spending two years in the orphanage, they were ... ... middle of paper ... ...is eight children from his last marriage with Oona O’Neill, and one son from his brief marriage with Lita Grey.
Bessie discarded her first name - because "so many cows are called Bessie" - and learned how to flirt. But she was still shut out of the world she regarded as her birthright. Soon after the humiliation of "coming out" without the usual debutante's celebration ball, she grasped the first means of escape from Baltimore by becoming engaged. On November 8 1916 she was married to her first husband, at the age of 20 was to a Navy pilot Earl Winfield Spencer. The marriage was reasonably good until the end of World War I when many ex-soldiers became bitter at the inconclusiveness of the war and the difficulty in adapting back to civilian life.
This shows that American culture is always moving forward. Chaplin was a very famous actor in the early 20’s. He scored an immediate hit with American audiences. Having inherited natural talents from his parents, he took the stage as the best opportunity for a career. But as people know, Charlie hasn’t always had a beautiful life.