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Interactive video lesson plan for: Mini BIO - Charlie Chaplin

Activity overview:

Watch a short biography video about Charlie Chaplin's life, including his impoverished childhood, his success in silent films such as "City Lights," "Modern Times" and the "Gold Rush," his co-founding of United Artists, and his political views.

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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.

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