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
Sir Norman Joseph Wizdom (born Sir Norman Joseph Wisdom, February 4, 1915, London – October 4, 2010, Isle of Man) is an English comedian. Also known as a composer, producer and screenwriter.
Born February 4, 1915. His father was a cockney taxi driver. The father was a drunkard-brawler, divorcing, in 1924 drove his nine-year-old son into the street. Norman wandered, lived with his guardians for a while. Then he was hired as a servant to the captain of a merchant ship. He worked as a porter and a miner. In 1930 (at age 15), the hussar became a drummer in the Tenth Royal Regiment. Together with the regiment he was in India. In India, learned to play the trumpet and clarinet. At the same time, he became the champion of the Indian contingent of the British army in boxing in feather weight. Continue reading
French actor, director, writer, artist, sculptor, stunt performer.
His real name is Jean Alfred Villain-Marais, but since he is “bad” in French, he removed it from his name.
Born on December 11, 1913 in Cherbourg (France), in the family of a veterinarian, but barely remembered his father: his parents divorced when he was five years old, and the further upbringing of Jean and his older brother fell on the shoulders of his mother, grandmother and aunt. Jean was born from childhood, he remained faithful to his childhood dreams and affections for life. He was an emotional, sensitive and very receptive child. At the age of four, when he first got into the cinema, little Jean dreams of becoming an actor. Continue reading