Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Charlie Chaplin: actor, writer, producer, mogul

The first actor to earn a million dollar contract (in 1917), says Wikipedia, was silent-film star Charlie Chaplin. He was born British but Hollywood was his working home from 1918 through 1952.

He famously played The Little Tramp in his early movies and used sentimentality and slapstick humor to appeal to the masses.

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