Charles Spencer Chaplin, known as Charlie Chaplin, died in Switzerland on December 25, 1977, at the age of 88. He will have lived the last twenty-five years of his life at the manor of Ban, in Switzerland, a sumptuous property with breathtaking views of Lake Geneva and the Alps. Since 2016, the family home on a four-hectare park has become a museum.

Forbidden to stay in the United States, his adopted country, at the beginning of the fifties, the creator of the character Charlot, bitter, settled at 62 in this haven of tranquility with his last eight children and his ultimate wife Oona, 27 years old.

Born in misery in London

Charlie Chaplin produced an immense work, became a millionaire, married four times and had eleven children … but what do we really know about the life of this man, born in London in poverty? For this document, signed Karine Comazzi, Frédéric Capron, Patrice Brugère and Oktay Sengul, the magazine 1:15 p.m. Sunday((Facebook, Twitter, #1:15 p.m.) had access, thanks to the Chaplin family, to the personal films made by his wife.

Three of her children and one of her grandchildren agreed to share their confidences. They bear witness to a time when Charlie Chaplin worked hard, while tasting the joys of a family life that he had not known in his childhood.

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