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Charles Spencer Chaplin was born in Walworth London on April 16 1889 His parents Charles and Hannah Chaplin were music hall performers in England his father was quite well know in the profession Charlie had one sibling a brother named Sydney At a very early age Charlie was told that someday he would be the most famous person in the world Charlie first appeared onstage at the age of six as an unscheduled substitute for his mother When his performance was over the audience was throwing money up onto the stage they loved him and he was on his way to being the most famous person in he world Charlie had a very difficult childhood by the time he had performed onstage for the first time his father had already left home permently In June of 1896 Charlie Sydney and their mother were forced to enter the Lambeth Workhouse for the poor Soon after the two boys were sent to Hanwell School for Orphans and Destitute Children Two years later after Charlies mother had a breakdown he and Sydney went to live with their father and his mistress In the same year Charlie joined the dancing troupe the Eight Lancashire Lads Which eventually led to his parts in Sherlock Holmes and a few other parts At the same time his brother Sydney had joined the famous Fred Karno Company and there he quickly became a leading player and writer Late in the year 1900 Charlie is cast as a cat in a production of Cinderella at the London Hippodrome Less than a month later his father died from Alcoholism Soon afterwards his mother Hannah is committed to the Cane Hill Asylum and never completely recovers her sanity For almost the next ten years Charlie performs in various rolls throughout Europe In September of 1910 Charlie leaves Europe with the Karno Troupe for a tour in the United States and Canada Over the next fifty-six years
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