Charlie Chaplin Charlie Chaplin, the world famous actor ,was born in London in 1889 and grew up in the slums of London. Unfortunately, his father died when he was still a child. His mother’s life was so hard that she finally went mad. Chaplin left England for America in 1913. At that time he was only a poor music hall artist. Soon after he came to America he was working as a comedian and then as a film director. As an independent producer, he devised and staged many screen comedies, in which he also played the leading parts . He created his own style and was great success in his films.