Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin, better known to us as Charlie Chaplin, was born in April 1889. In the family of pop actors of the London Music Hall, he was the first common child. Prior to her marriage to Charlie’s father, Charles Spencer Chaplin, Hannah gave birth to her first son, Sidney Hill. His father was a certain Jew Hawks. But after marriage, Sydney Hill, like Charlie’s uterine brother, received the name Chaplin.
The early childhood of Charlie and his brother Sid was a happy one. Father was extremely popular. He had a pleasant baritone, was regularly invited to London’s music halls and toured extensively throughout Europe. But soon, the previously existing problem with alcohol worsened, and the 37-year-old Chaplin Sr. died in a hospital in London. Continue reading