Statue of Charlie Chaplin, in Vevey Switzerland, Suisse

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Statue of Charlie Chaplin, in Vevey Switzerland, Suisse — Fotopedia
Charles Chaplin), de son vrai nom Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin, Jr., est un acteur, réalisateur, producteur et scénariste burlesque britannique né à Londres, dans un quartier pauvre du sud de la ville, le 16 avril 1889, et décédé le 25 décembre 1977 à Vevey, en Suisse. Par son jeu de mime et de clownerie, il a su se faire remarquer, et devenir un des plus célèbres enfants de la balle dans le cinéma hollywoodien. Il a énormément influencé d'autres interprètes dans le monde du cinéma.
Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin Jr., KBE (16 April 1889 – 25 December 1977), better known as Charlie Chaplin, was an English comedy actor. Chaplin became one of the most famous actors as well as a notable director and musician in the early to mid Hollywood cinema era. He is considered to be one of the finest mimes and clowns ever caught on film and has greatly influenced performers in this field.

He acted in, directed, scripted, produced, and eventually scored his own films. Chaplin was also one of the most creative and influential personalities in the silent-film era. His working life in entertainment spanned over 65 years, from the Victorian stage and music hall in the United Kingdom as a child performer, almost until his death at the age of eighty-eight. Chaplin's high-profile public and private life encompassed highs and lows with both adulation and controversy.
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Vevey (French pronunciation: ​[vəvɛ]) is a town in Switzerland in the canton Vaud, on the north shore of Lake Geneva, near Lausanne.

It was the seat of the district of the same name until 2006, and is now part of the Riviera-Pays-d'Enhaut District. It is part of the French-speaking area of Switzerland.

Vevey is home to the world headquarters of the food giant Nestlé, founded here in 1867. Milk chocolate was invented in Vevey by Daniel Peter in 1875, although the first chocolate bar was produced in Bristol, UK in 1847 by Fry and Sons.