Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Today In History; Actor Charlie Chaplin Knighted At Buckingham Palace

1975: After many years away, Charlie Chaplin finally returned to his native England to be knighted by the queen in recognition for his accomplishments as one of the most original filmmakers in history. Known primarily for silent movies featuring the sympathetic "Little Tramp" character, Chaplin used humor and pathos to charm audiences and to comment sharply on modern evils. Today's audiences still enjoy classic Chaplin films such as The Gold Rush, Modern Times, and The Great Dictator.

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