A picture of Charlie Chaplin when he was a player in Fred Karno's vaudeville troupe, 1914
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Chaplin and a cameraman during the filming of Alaska.
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Albert Einstein and Chaplin arrive for the opening of Chaplin's movie, City Lights, in Los Angeles, California, Feb. 2, 1931.
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Shoulder Arms, made in 1918, was one of Chaplin's first feature length films.
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The famous boxing scene from City Lights.
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The Great Dictator, made in 1940, is the first film in which he speaks.
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In The Gold Rush, Chaplin wrote, directed and starred.
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The actress Paulette Godard and Chaplin appeared in several films together, including the 1936 Modern Times.
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A scene from the classic 1925 movie The Gold Rush.
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Chaplin and Jackie Coogan in the classic 1921 movie The Kid.
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Chaplin and actress actress Paulette Goddard were married for six years, from 1936 to 1942.
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In 1919, Chaplin formed United Artists, the first independent film distribution corporation, with (from left) D. W. Griffith, Mary Pickford, Albert H.T. Banzhaf, Dennis F.O Brien, and Douglas Fairbanks, Sr. The move gave the artist much greater control of his films.