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This is My Song Charlie Chaplin's theme music for A Countess in Hong Kong Lyrics by Charles Chaplin Recorded by Petula Clark in 1967

Lyrics to This is my Song, by Charlie Chaplin

This is My Song
Charlie Chaplin’s theme music for A Countess in Hong Kong
Lyrics by Charlie Chaplin
Recorded by Petula Clark in 1967

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Song lyrics to Eternally - theme to Limelight Oscar-winning music by Charlie Chaplin (also known as Terry's Theme)

lyrics to Eternally, composed by Charlie Chaplin

Song lyrics to Eternally – theme to Limelight
Oscar-winning music by Charlie Chaplin (also known as Terry’s Theme)




These are the words to the theme music of Limelight, the music for which Charlie Chaplin won an Oscar in 1973 (even though the movie came out in 1952 (more…)

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Lyrics to Smile, by Charlie Chaplin

Lyrics to Smile, by Charlie Chaplin

Lyrics to Smile — Words by John Turner and Geoffrey Parsons and music by Charlie Chaplin





Smile was the theme music for Charlie Chaplin’s final silent picture Modern Times in 1936. In 1954, John Turner and Geoffrey Parsons added lyrics to Charlie Chaplin’s music, and it became a popular hit when Nat “King” Cole recorded it. (more…)

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Charlie Chaplin quotes

Charlie Chaplin quotes

  • I went into the business for the money, and the art grew out of it. If people are disillusioned by that remark, I can’t help it. It’s the truth.
  • A day without laughter is a day wasted. (more…)
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Look Up, Hannah - the climactic speech at the conclusion of the classic Charlie Chaplin film, The Great Dictator

Look Up, Hannah – the closing speech from “The Great Dictator” – spoken by Charlie Chaplin

Final Speech of The Great Dictator (also known as “Look Up, Hannah” ) by Charlie Chaplin




Schulz: Speak – it is our only hope.

The Jewish Barber (Charlie Chaplin‘s character): Hope… I’m sorry but I don’t want to be an Emperor – that’s not my business – I don’t want to rule or conquer anyone. I should like to help everyone if possible (more…)

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Biography of Paulette Goddard, Charlie Chaplin’s gamine

Paulette Goddard (June 3, 1911 – April 23, 1990)

Paulette Goddard, Charlie Chaplin’s third wife.  She was the only one of his wives to become a successful movie star in her own right.  Paulette Goddard was born Pauline Marion Goddard Levy in Whitestone Landing, New York, on June 3, 1911.  Although some records say that the year was 1910, and one account places it as 1905.  Regardless, she was a beautiful child, and began to model for local department stores before debuting with Florenz Ziegfeld’s Follies at the age of 13 in 1924.  For three years she performed as the girl on the crescent moon in Ziegfeld’s Follies.  Paulette eventually married wealthy Broadway writer Edgar James in 1927. The marriage did not last, however, and they were divorced in 1931. (more…)

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Biography of Eric Campbell, Charlie Chaplin’s on-screen nemesis

Although nearly forgotten today,  Eric Campbell was one of the most famous silent film stars, appearing as the villain in many of  Charlie Chaplin’s most famous short films. (more…)

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Edna Purviance

Biography of Edna Purviance, leading lady of Charlie Chaplin

Edna Purviance biography

Charlie Chaplin had many different leading ladies, but none who appeared with such regularity, nor with such impact on him personally, as  Edna Purviance. (more…)

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Charlie Chaplin as the Little Tramp in his silent short film, His New Profession

Biography of Charlie Chaplin (the Little Tramp)

Charlie Chaplin biography (April 16, 1889 – December 25, 1977)

Charlie Chaplin as the Little Tramp in his silent short film, His New Profession





Charlie Chaplin, who brought laughter to millions worldwide as the silent “Little Tramp” clown, had the type of deprived childhood that one would expect to find in a Dickens novel.  Born in East Street, Walworth, London on 16 April 1889, Charles Spencer Chaplin was the son of a music hall singer and his wife.  Charlie Chaplin’s parents divorced early in his life, with his father providing little to no support, either financial or otherwise, leaving his mother to support them as best she could. Charlie Chaplin’s mother Hannah was the brightest spot in Charlie’s childhood.  Formerly an actor on stage, she had lost her ability to perform.  She managed to earn a subsistence living for herself, Charlie, and Charlie’s older half-brother Sidney by sewing. She was an integral part of Charlie’s young life, and he credited her with much of his success. (more…)

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Charlie Chaplin - 1919 interview

Charlie Chaplin – 1919 interview

Charlie Chaplin – 1919 interview – originally published December 2, 1919, by Ray W. Frohman in the Los Angeles Herald




(When Charlie Chaplin, creator of ludicrous film divertissements that assuage the cares of a trouble world, was treated to a “pre-view” of Ray W. Frohman’s interview with him for The Evening Herald–the first authentic interview Chaplin has granted for over two years, and the first dialogue between Chaplin and Doug Fairbanks ever recorded–Chaplin, the laughmaker, LAUGHED and said:

“This is the first artistic interview I’ve ever had.

“It is one of the very few articles ever written about me that really reveal me to the public.”

Blushing over the praise of himself he had read, the comedian added that “perhaps the writer was a little too sympathetic!” (more…)

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