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Sir Charles Spencer (“Charlie”) 1889–1977, English film actor, producer, and director; in U.S. 1910–52.
Contemporary Examples

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Historical Examples

Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 108, February 16, 1895 Various
Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 104, March 4, 1893 Various
Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 98, April 12, 1890 Various
The Trembling of a Leaf William Somerset Maugham
Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 159, July 7th, 1920 Various

Sir Charles Spencer, known as Charlie Chaplin. 1889–1977, English comedian, film actor, and director. He is renowned for his portrayal of a downtrodden little man with baggy trousers, bowler hat, and cane. His films, most of which were made in Hollywood, include The Gold Rush (1924), Modern Times (1936), and The Great Dictator (1940)


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