In pictures: Remembering the legendary Charlie Chaplin

Updated: May 16, 2016, 13:20 IST
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    Charlie Chaplin (pictured left) in a still from 'Making a Living'. The film marks his first feature film appearance. Chaplin portrays Edgar English, a lady-charming swindler who runs afoul of the bumbling policemen, the Keystone Kops. Charlie Chaplin sported a large moustache and a top hat in 'Making a Living' and also carried a walking cane. His famed screen persona of "The Little Tramp" did not appear until his next film, 'Kid Auto Races at Venice'. Picture courtesy/YouTube
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    Co-founder and director of the Cinematheque Francaise, Henri Langlois (L) welcomes Charlie Chaplin (C) and his wife Oona O'Neill (R), on September 12, 1973 for the presentation of his film 'Monsieur Verdoux', he directed in 1947 and starred in, during an homage to his career at the first Museum of the Cinema, at the Trocadero square, in Paris. Pic/AFP
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    Charlie Chaplin and his wife (R) Oona Chaplin arrive at Paris Orly Airport, on September 25, 1959. Pic/AFP
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    Photo taken on March 06, 1975 in London of Charlie Chaplin, when he was knighted. Charles Spencer Chaplin was born April 16, 1889 in London. His film 'The Great Dictator'™ (1940) was seen as an indictment of the Nazi regime. In this film, Chaplin played a dual role as a Jewish barber who fought in World War I and as the evil Adenoid Hynkel, dictator of Tomania. Pic/AFP
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    Accompanied by three of their six children (from left) Josephine, 8, Michael, 11, and Geraldine, 13, Charlie Chaplin (C, 1889-1977) and his wife Oona (L) arrive at the Nice airport July 09, 1957 from Switzerland to take up residence in their Cote d'Azur villa for the summer holidays. Pic/AFP
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    Charlie Chaplin reads French daily newspaper "France soir" at Le Bourget airport before taking plane for London, on October 15, 1954. Pic/AFP
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    Charlie Chaplin (R) and his wife Oona Chaplin (L) are welcomed by French writer Jean Cocteau on March 08, 1953 in Nice. Pic/AFP
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    Charlie Chaplin shakes hand with Britain's Queen Elizabeth II on October 27, 1952. Charlie Chaplin went to London in 1952 for the Premiere of his sound comedy "Limelight". This same year Chaplin was notified by the U.S. attorney general that his reentry into the United States would be challenged, because of "moral turpitude and political unreliability". He returned to the United States only in 1972. Pic/AFP
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    Charlie Chaplin, who has returned to his native city of London, points out to his wife Oona Chaplin some of the landmarks of London from the roof of the Savoy Hotel on September 23, 1952. Pic/AFP
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    Charlie Chaplin (2n-L), his wife Oona (L), his eldest son Sydney (R) and Claire Bloom, leading lady in his film "Limelight", pose at Savoy Hotel in London on September 23, 1952. Pic/AFP
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    Portrait of Charlie Chaplin as he arrives in Orly on October 29, 1952. Pic/AFP
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    Picture dated of the 50s of Mistinguett Jocking with Charlie Chaplin during a party. Originally Jeanne Marie Bourgeois, Mistinguett was born in 1875 in Enghien-les-Bains, France. She made her debut in 1895 at the Trianon-Concert in Paris. She became a celebrity with her show at the Moulin-Rouge with Max Dearly. Pic/AFP
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    Charlie Chaplin and American actress Paulette Goddard attend a production of "Everyman" in the Hollywood Bowl, on September 13, 1936. Paulette Goddard met Charlie Chaplin in 1932, they were secretly married in 1936, but the marriage failed and they were separated by 1940. Pic/AFP
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    Picture dated from the 30s of famous Russian film director Sergei Mikhailovich Eisenstein (L) and Charlie Chaplin playing guitar with their tennis racket. Pic/AFP
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    Charlie Chaplin is seated behind two motion picture cameras as he films in 1925 for the United Artists the famous "Gold Rush". His film career began in 1914 with his early comedies in which he adopted the bowler hat, out-turned feet, moustache and walking-cane which became his hallmark as in The Kid (1921), The Gold Rush (1925), and many others. His first sound film was The Great Dictator (1940). For Limelight (1952) he acted, choreographed, directed, produced, and composed the music. Pic/AFP
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    Undated and unlocated portrait of Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977). Pic/AFP
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    An undated picture of Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977), performing his character of "Charlie". Pic/AFP
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    An undated picture of Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977). Pic/AFP
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    Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977) strolls August 06, 1936 through a garden in Del Monte, California, with his wife and actress Paulette Goddard, whom he married "secretly" on June 01, 1936. Pic/AFP
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    Minister of Cultural Affairs Jacques Duhamel decorates Charlie Chaplin the Legion of Honor, May 14, 1971 during the Cannes International Film Festival. Pic/AFP
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    Zhu Enlai (L, 1898-1975), chief of Chinese delegation and Charlie Chaplin pose for the media July 20, 1954 in Geneva. Zhu was one of the leaders of the Chinese Communist Party, and Prime Minister of China from its inception in 1949 until his death. Zhu Enlai'™s greatest triumph of mediation was during the Cultural Revolution, when he worked to preserve China national unity and the survival of the government against the forces of anarchy. Pic/AFP
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    Charlie Chaplin congratulates French Catholic priest Abbe Pierre in Hotel Crillon, Paris, on October 14, 1954. The priest became famous for his speech on February 1, 1954, requesting for help for homeless people dying on the streets. This famous call for help raised 500 million francs in donations, among which 2 millions given by Charlie Chaplin. Pic/AFP
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    Charlie Chaplin stands next to his wife Oona Chaplin and their seven children, from left to right : Eugene, Charlie Chaplin with Jane, Josephine, Oona Chaplin and Annette, Michael, Geraldine and Victoria, on December 28, 1961. The eighth child Christopher was born in July 1962. Chaplin was married four times and had a total of 11 children; his final marriage was to Oona O'Neill. Pic/AFP
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    Charlie Chaplin (R) and Italian film star Sophia Loren (L) give a press conference to announce their film "A Countess from Hong Kong" on November 02, 1965 at the Savoy Hotel in London. Pic/AFP
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    US-actress Geraldine Chaplin (born on 31 July 1944 in Santa Monica, California) dances with her father, Charlie Chaplin, March 21, 1966 in London during the shooting of the film 'La comtesse de Hong-Kong'. Pic/AFP
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    Charlie Chaplin poses for his 80th birthday with their children Christopher James, Annette Emily and Jane Cecil and Eugene on April 17, 1969 at his home in Switzerland. Pic/AFP
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On the 127th birth anniversary of Sir Charles Spencer 'Charlie' Chaplin, we pay tribute to the legend by presenting you some rare pictures from his life and times

 

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