Yellow Adaptation: A Brief Biography Of Charlie Chaplin

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Abigail Campbell
Mrs. Merrill
Yellow Adaptations
9 December 2014

Charlie Chaplin was born on April 16th, 1889 and died on December 25th, 1977. Chaplin was a British comedian and actor. Chaplin worked many jobs throughout his life but never forgot his dream to be an actor because he loved the stage like his mother. Charlie Chaplin left his mark on Hollywood in everything he did from an early age (''Sir Charles Spencer, KBE.'').
Charlie Chaplin's first performance was when he was when his mother lost her voice during one of her shows, but since he knew all the content the stage manager put Chaplin on stage to finish the show. His mother never regained her voice again so Chaplin and his brother had to earn money to support themselves (''Sir Charles Spencer, KBE.''). Chaplin his brother earn money by dancing in the streets to earn money (''Charlie Chaplin Born.''). This led to Chaplin joining the Eight Lancashire Lads on his mother's contract. Although it was a real job he didn't make much profit from it so he ended up working more than one job at a time. Chaplin once said, "I went into the business for the money, and the art grew out of it," which truly portrays his work ethic ("Charlie Chaplin"). Sherlock Holmes was
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The Tramp first appeared in one of Chaplin's films called The Tramp, which he filmed with Keystone Films. In the movie The Tramp he, the Tramp, saves a farmer's daughter from a gang of robbers. The Tramp was a sweet little man who wore a bowler hat and had a mustache and cane. The Tramp was an underdog hero, but yet when people think of Charlie Chaplin the Tramp is the image that they see. Chaplin once said "I remain just one thing, and one thing only, and that is a clown. It places me on a far higher plane than any politician"("Sir Charles Spencer, KBE."). Chaplin loved to play the less desirable characters because they were much more versatile than the uptight

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