Sydney Chaplin

Music Hall & Film Actor
Born Mar 16, 1885

Not to be confused with writer Sid Chaplin. For Sydney Chaplin's nephew, son of Charlie Chaplin, see Sydney Chaplin. Sydney Chaplin File:Sydney chaplin.

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1885 Birth Born on March 16, 1885.


1906 21 Years Old In 1906 however, he landed a contract with Fred Karno, of Karno's London Comedians and was to fight hard to bring Charlie into the company two years later. … Read More
1914 29 Years Old As Charlie was negotiating his Keystone contract, he suggested Sydney be asked to join the company, and Syd and his wife Minnie Chaplin arrived in California in October 1914. … Read More


1916 31 Years Old Following this success, Sydney decided to leave the screen to negotiate Charlie a better contract. After getting him a $500,000 contract with Mutual on 27 February 1916, he got him his first million dollar ($1.25 million) contract on 17 June 1917 with First National. … Read More
1919 34 Years Old Sydney achieved his own million-dollar contract from Famous Players-Lasky in 1919, but a series of problems resulted in only one failed film, King, Queen, Joker (1921), disappearing from the screen once again. … Read More


1929 44 Years Old In 1929, just as he was to begin work on a second film for the studio, Mumming Birds, he was accused of biting off the nipple of actress Molly Wright in a sexual assault. … Read More
1930 45 Years Old By 1930 he was declared bankrupt. … Read More


1965 80 Years Old …  After a long illness, he died childless one month after his 80th birthday, on Good Friday, 16 April 1965, in Nice, France, on his brother Charlie's 76th birthday. … Read More
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