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HOLLYWOOD STAR BORN ON THIS DAY IN

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Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin Jr.
(16 April 1889 – 25 December 1977)

On April 16, 1889, future Hollywood legend Charlie Chaplin 
was born Charles Spencer Chaplin in London, England.

Chaplin, one of the most financially successful stars of early
Hollywood, was introduced to the stage when he was five.

The son of London music hall entertainers, young Chaplin
was watching a show starring his mother when her voice
cracked. He was quickly shuffled onto the stage to finish
the act.

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ICONIC COMEDIAN HAS DIED AT AGE 67

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Gilbert Jeremy Gottfried (February 28, 1955 – April 12, 2022)

The actor and stand-up comedian died from a rare genetic muscle
disease that can trigger a dangerously abnormal heartbeat.

Gottfried began performing at only 15-years-old, has also appeared
on television shows and in movies.

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RADIO SHOW DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1926

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From left: Freeman Gosden and Charles Correll going over
the script for the popular Amos and Andy radio program.

 


On January 12, 1926, the two-man comedy series “Sam ‘n’ Henry”
debuts on Chicago’s WGN radio station. Two years later, after
changing its name to “Amos ‘n’ Andy,” the show became one of
the most popular radio programs in American history.

Though the creators and the stars of the new radio program,
Freeman Gosden and Charles Carrell, were both white, the
characters they played were two Black men from the Deep
South who moved to
Chicago to seek their fortunes. By that
time, white actors performing in dark stage makeup—or
blackface”—had been a significant tradition in American

theater for over 100 years. Gosden and Carrell, both vaudeville
performers, were doing a Chicago comedy act in blackface
when an employee at the Chicago Tribune suggested they
create a radio show.

 

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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I Love Lucy is a sitcom that originally aired on CBS-TV from October
15, 1951, to May 6, 1957,

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ACTOR CHARLES GRODIN HAS DIED AT 86

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Charles Grodin (April 21, 1935 – May 18, 2021)


Grodin died from bone marrow cancer at his home in

Wilton, Connecticut.

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