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Charlie Chaplin - Mini Biography

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Impoverished as a child and forced to fend for himself, Charlie Chaplin began acting on stage at the age of 13. He toured the United States in vaudeville, and soon started performing in films and rose to fame with "The Champion," "A Night Out," and "The Tramp." He co-founded United Artists with Douglas Fairbanks, Mary Pickford, and D.W. Griffith and began directing his own films.