Charlie Chaplin (Biography)

Chaplin was born in Beverly Hills, California. He was the son of Charlie Chaplin by his second wife, Lita Grey, and the elder brother of actor Sydney Chaplin.

As young children, he and his brother were used as pawns in their mother's bitter divorce from Charlie Chaplin, during which a lot of the couple's "dirty linen" was aired in sensational -- and very public -- divorce hearings. Following the divorce, the young brothers were raised by their mother and maternal grandmother until the mid-1930s, when they began frequent visitations with Chaplin.

Chaplin attended the Black-Foxe military academy in Hollywood and The Lawrenceville School in Lawrenceville, New Jersey. He also served in the US Army in Europe during World War II.

Chaplin Jr. acted in 13 movies and appeared opposite his father in two of them, including Limelight (1952). In 1960 he wrote a book about his family life, My Father, Charlie Chaplin. He died in a car crash.

He is buried at Hollywood Memorial Park aka Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Los Angeles, CA.



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