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Oona O'Neill

Dramatist + Writer + Actress
Born May 14, 1925

Oona, Lady Chaplin (May 14, 1925 – September 27, 1991) was the daughter of Nobel and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Eugene O'Neill and writer Agnes Boulton, and the wife of British actor, director and producer Sir Charlie Chaplin. Oona was born while her parents were living in Bermuda, during a period of heavy drinking by Eugene O'Neill. She was two years old when he left the family for actress Carlotta Monterey who became his third wife.… Read More

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1925 Birth Born on May 14, 1925.


1942 17 Years Old In 1942, seventeen-year-old Oona was named "Debutante of the Year." … Read More
1943 18 Years Old Eugene O'Neill was outraged at the news of his daughter's affair with Chaplin and refused to give his consent so that she could marry him before her eighteenth birthday. After their marriage in June 1943, he cut Oona out of his life, refusing her attempts at a reconciliation. … Read More


1950 25 Years Old Her half-brother, Eugene O'Neill, Jr., was the son of O'Neill's first wife, Kathleen Jenkins; the younger O'Neill later suffered from alcoholism and committed suicide in 1950 at the age of 40. … Read More
1952 27 Years Old While attending the London premiere of his film Limelight in September 1952, Chaplin was accused of "Communist sympathies" and denied re-entry into the United States. … Read More


1975 50 Years Old In March 1975, three years after briefly returning to the United States to receive a special Academy Award, Charlie Chaplin was knighted. … Read More


1991 66 Years Old She died of pancreatic cancer on September 27, 1991, in Corsier-sur-Vevey, Switzerland. … Read More
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