Michael Chaplin

Actor, Film actor

1946 –

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Who is Michael Chaplin?

Michael John Chaplin is an American actor born in Santa Monica, California. He is the second child and eldest son from Charlie Chaplin's fourth and final marriage to Oona O'Neill.

He acted in his father's films Limelight and A King in New York. In the latter, he played 10-year-old Rupert Macabee, a fast-talking advocate of civil rights and a child of communists who, after an initially adversarial period of political dialogue, is befriended by the King and gains his assistance. He was also in Promise Her Anything, with Warren Beatty and Leslie Caron, 1965, and The Sandwich Man, 1966.

He was married firstly to the writer Patrice Chaplin and secondly to Patricia Betaudier, who is a painter. He is the father of actresses Carmen Chaplin and Dolores Chaplin.

In the mid-1960s, Michael wrote his autobiography I Couldn't Smoke The Grass On My Father's Lawn. Married twice, Chaplin is the father to seven children.

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