"This world is a comedy to those who think, a tragedy to those who feel." — Horace Walpole Letter to Sir Horace Mann (December — Image: [Released three weeks before the end of World War I] Charlie Chaplin in Shoulder Arms —
Charlie Chaplin, April 1889 – 25 December was a British comic actor and filmmaker who rose to fame in the silent era. Chaplin, a worldwide icon is considered one of the most important figures of the film industry.
In comedian Charlie Chaplin went on trial in Los Angeles, accused of transporting former protegee Joan Barry across state lines for immoral purposes. Chaplin was acquitted, but he lost a paternity suit despite tests showing he wasn't the father of Barry's