Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

MEDIAWATCH

Macron's airforce uniform draws Tom Cruise comparisons

Read more

THE DEBATE

Polish democracy under threat: EU warns Warsaw over judicial independence

Read more

PEOPLE & PROFIT

Game of Thrones and TV's golden age

Read more

ENCORE!

The best of the summer's exhibitions in Paris

Read more

INSIDE THE AMERICAS

Game of Thrones returns: Mega fans bask in themed pop-up bar

Read more

FOCUS

Unwanted children: 3,800 babies abandoned in South Africa every year

Read more

THE INTERVIEW

'Looking for Lenin': The search for fallen Soviet statues in Ukraine

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

From footballer to inmate: Will OJ Simpson be released?

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

Time to taper? ECB governing council meets in Frankfurt

Read more

Culture

Sydney Chaplin, oldest surviving child of Charlie, dies at 82

Latest update : 2009-03-06

Sydney Chaplin, who followed in his father's footsteps as a cinema actor, died Tuesday in California, the Los Angeles Times has reported. Charlie Chaplin's oldest surviving child died at 82 from complications following a stroke.

AFP - The oldest surviving child of Hollywood movie legend Charlie Chaplin has died in California aged 82, the Los Angeles Times reported Friday.
   
Sydney Chaplin, who followed in his father's footsteps by forging his own career as an actor, died Tuesday at his home in Rancho Mirage, near Palm Springs, from complications following a stroke, the Times reported.
   
One of 11 children fathered by Charlie Chaplin during his four marriages, Sydney Chaplin enjoyed his greatest success on stage which included a Tony Award for his performance in the 1950s musical "Bells Are Ringing."
   
Chaplin said he only got to know his legendary workaholic father after being discharged from the army after World War II.
   
After leaving the military, Chaplin was persuaded by a friend to try acting, The Times reported, and he later co-founded the Circle Theater in Los Angeles.
   
He also went on to star in films directed by his more famous father, including the 1952 movie "Limelight" and "A Countess From Hong Kong" in 1967.
   
Eight of Charlie Chaplin's children are still alive, the oldest of whom is actress Geraldine Chaplin, 64, who starred in the 1965 film "Doctor Zhivago."
 

Date created : 2009-03-06

COMMENT(S)