Charlie Chaplin: 7 Things You Might Not Know About The Filmmaker

by Jeremy Spirogis
Charlie Chaplin: 7 Things You Might Not Know About The Filmmaker

Grave Robbers Stole Charlie Chaplin’s Body For Ransom

Five years after receiving that Oscar, on Christmas Day of 1977 in his Swiss dwelling, Charlie Chaplin handed away at 88 after struggling a stroke in his sleep. Four months later, his physique went lacking and the thieves accountable phoned authorities quickly after with financial calls for, which proved unsuccessful with Chaplin’s widow, Oona, refusing to pay and their desperation finally getting them caught by way of cellphone tapping. Chaplin, whom Oona claimed would have discovered the ordeal “rather ridiculous,” was then returned to his authentic gravesite by Lake Genera, however recoated in concrete per the household’s request in an effort to stop a repeat of such issues.

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