Can You Guess Who He Is?
Born in 1889 the child was weak and frail, and many of the neighborhood kids would make fun of him.
The youngster would often “disappear” into his own imagination, and while his peers were out playing and running around, he would find a secluded spot and dream of things to be.
His father was an alcoholic and was rarely around. His mother Hannah was a performer and often brought her son to the theater.
As he grew into a young man and became more outgoing, he wondered if his creativity and humor could propel him into a career he loved. He honed his talents as a musician, actor and comedian by touring with a group known as the Karno Troupe. He shared a room with Arthur Stanley Jefferson who would later become known as Stan Laurel.
He sometimes had the feeling he could be in two places at once: both on the stage and in the audience watching himself. In the dark hours of the night, he felt he could leave his body and travel to distant places, what we now refer to as astral travel.
In 1913, he was discovered by film producer Mack Sennett, who felt the versatile comedian would do well on the big screen. Quickly learning the craft of film making, he started directing, editing and even composing the music for his own features
After becoming an instant success and known worldwide, he once entered a Charlie Chaplin look-a-like contest and didn’t make the final cut.
Charles Spencer Chaplin, Jr. (Charlie Chaplin) died on Christmas Day, December 25, 1977, the most popular entertainer of his day.