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date: 19 July 2019

Charlie Chaplin 1889–1977
English film actor and director. See also Great Dictator 

  1. All I need to make a comedy is a park, a policeman and a pretty girl.
    My Autobiography (1964) ch. 10
  2. The saddest thing I can imagine is to get used to luxury.
    My Autobiography (1964) ch. 22
  3. Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.
    in Guardian 28 December 1977
  4. Words are cheap. The biggest thing you can say is ‘elephant’.
    on the universality of silent films
    B. Norman The Movie Greats (1981)