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Silent film star Charlie Chaplin shrouded in mystery

02-22-2012 10:44 BJT

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Britain's domestic spy agency concluded that the real name and birthplace of the legendary silent comedy star, Charlie Chaplin, remains a mystery.

Chaplin, one of Hollywood's first and greatest stars famed for his "Little Tramp" character, was believed to have been born on April 16, 1889, in south London.

But, an exhaustive search by MI5 found no record of his birth anywhere, nor anything to suggest he was any kind of security risk to the US, like the FBI suspected.

Under this suspicion, he was refused a re-entry permit when he left the United States in 1953 and went to live in Switzerland.

 

 

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