Hannah Chaplin
British entertainer
Hannah Chaplin
Hannah Chaplin was the matriarch of the Chaplin family of actors as the mother of Sir Charlie Chaplin. She was born Hannah Harriet Pedlingham Hill in Camden Street, Walworth, London, the daughter of Mary Ann (née Terry) and Charles Frederick Hill. She became a Music Hall entertainer and used the stage name 'Lily Harley'. On March 16, 1885, she gave birth to Sydney John Hill, later Sydney Chaplin.
Biography
Hannah Chaplin's personal information overview.
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News
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stummfilmLIVEfestival Chaplin Complete vom 15. Juli bis 07. August - F.LM
Google News - over 5 years
... trat in Robert Altmans „Nashville“, „Buffalo Bill und die Indianer“ und “Eine Hochzeit” auf und spielte in Richard Attenboroughs Biopic „Chaplin“ ihre eigene Großmutter Hannah Chaplin, wofür sie eine Golden-Globe-Nominierung erhielt
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Die Wahrheit ist selten so oder so - Geraldine Chaplin zur Festivaleröffnung ... - Weltexpress
Google News - over 5 years
In Richard Attenboroughs Biopic ,,Chaplin" war sie ihre eigene Großmutter Hannah Chaplin, wofür sie eine Golden-Globe-Nominierung erhielt. Außerdem beeindruckte die Kultmimin ua in Pedro Almodovars ,,Sprich mit ihr", Alan Rudolphs ,,The Moderns",
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Chaplin's 'Great Dictator' remains GREAT in Criterion release - The Virginian-Pilot
Google News - over 5 years
He is among the other Jews, including Hannah (Chaplin's then-wife, Paulette Goddard), persecuted by soldiers who wear a “double cross” symbol on their armbands. The barber is mistaken for Tomainia's dictator, Adenoid Hynkel, a takeoff on Hitler
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Blu-ray Review: The Great Dictator - The Criterion Collection - Blogcritics.org (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
While the scenes don't reach the emotional heights of Modern Times, the barber's romance with Hannah (Chaplin's wife Paulette Goddard) is still quite charming, and there are a number of sequences that are downright delightful
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The Darkness Behind All the Humor and Charm
NYTimes - almost 20 years
CHARLIE CHAPLIN AND HIS TIMES By Kenneth S. Lynn Illustrated. 607 pages. Simon & Schuster. $35. On Aug. 9, 1914, five days after the outbreak of World War I in Europe, the young Charlie Chaplin, having been a year and a half in Hollywood, wrote to his half-brother, Sydney, in London with news of success. ''I have made good,'' Chaplin exclaimed. He
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Review/Film; Robert Downey Jr. in Charlie Chaplin Life Story
NYTimes - about 24 years
"Chaplin," the screen biography of Charlie Chaplin, is the film you might have seen in your fearful mind's eye when it was announced as the next project for Richard Attenborough, the English director of "Oh! What a Lovely War," "Young Winston" and "Gandhi." "Chaplin" is thorough. It begins when Charlie is 5 in a London music hall and plows through
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Hannah Chaplin
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1928
    Age 61
    Died on August 28, 1928.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1921
    Age 54
    The Chaplin brothers brought her to California in 1921 where she was cared for until her death, in 1928.
    More Details Hide Details The Chaplin family held her funeral in the heart of Hollywood, at Hollywood's Memorial Cemetery, where Hannah Chaplin rests today, in a modest grave by the lake. Her granddaughter, Geraldine Chaplin, portrayed her in the 1992 film Chaplin.
  • FORTIES
  • 1915
    Age 48
    The brothers took Hannah out of Cane Hill and put her into Peckham House, a private asylum, but she was returned to Cane Hill Asylum in May 1915 when they defaulted on the 30 shillings a week payment.
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  • 1912
    Age 45
    Charlie later wrote about a visit to see her in 1912:
    More Details Hide Details "It was a depressing day, for she was not well. She had just got over an obstreperous phase of singing hymns, and had been confined to a padded room. The nurse had warned us of this beforehand. Sydney saw her, but I had not the courage, so I waited. He came back upset, and said that she had been given shock treatment of icy cold showers and that her face was quite blue. That made us decide to put her into a private institution - we could afford it now."
  • THIRTIES
  • 1898
    Age 31
    In 1898, Hannah had another mental breakdown, and Charles and Sydney went to live for a time with Charles Sr. and his mistress.
    More Details Hide Details Young Charles first appeared at this time with the Lancashire Lads. From May 1903 to September 1912, Hannah was in the Cane Hill Lunatic Asylum in Surrey.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1896
    Age 29
    In June 1896, Hannah, with her two sons Charles and Sydney, entered Lambeth Workhouse.
    More Details Hide Details Within a few weeks the boys were sent to Hanwell School for Orphans and Destitute Children.
  • 1895
    Age 28
    She became increasingly mentally ill and had a breakdown in 1895.
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  • 1892
    Age 25
    She gave birth to George Wheeler Dryden on 31 August 1892 in London, the son of music hall entertainer Leo Dryden and the future father of Jefferson Airplane musician Spencer Dryden.
    More Details Hide Details George was therefore the half-brother of Charles and Sydney Chaplin. As a result of her adulterous relationship with Dryden, Hannah and Charles Chaplin, Sr. separated soon after George's birth. Hannah became responsible for taking care of Charlie and his older brother Sydney, as George went to live with his father. It was when Hannah's voice failed during a performance at The Canteen, an Army theatre at Aldershot in Hampshire in January 1894, that the young Charlie Chaplin, at the age of four, got his first taste of performing, when he went on as an unplanned replacement for his mother. This event was portrayed in the 1992 film Chaplin.
  • 1889
    Age 22
    Their son Charles Spencer ("Charlie") Chaplin was born in April 1889.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1885
    Age 18
    On 16 March 1885, aged 19, she gave birth to the first of her three boys, Sydney John Hill, later Sydney Chaplin.
    More Details Hide Details His father is unknown, but Hannah claimed he was a bookmaker named Sydney Hawkes. Three months after his birth, on June 22, she married Charles Chaplin.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1865
    Age -2
    Born on August 11, 1865.
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