Sir Charlie Chaplin!
posing as the great likeable dunce
acting in 1940 as The Great Dictator
his last appearance as slapstick man
But wasn't he in fact used and placed to promote the popularity of Adolf Hitler, the TIMEly Man of the Year 1938, until the warmongers had reached their goal and CC became useless?
(vice-versa Hitler admired Chaplin!)
Too far fetched? Free thinking unlimited!
Chaplin: The Tramp's Odyssey
by Simon Louvish
The Times review by Valerie Grove
I was there when Charlie Chaplin was knighted in 1975. Crowds lined up
to clap and cheer when his black Rolls-Royce arrived at Buckingham
Palace and it was, I reported, 'a tender and moving moment' when the
frail 85-year-old - returning to London from years of exile
[* he moved on to Switzerland where he died]
Chaplin Tramp Odyssey
"when a child was born ... into this world"