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Date Posted: 18:32:10 03/18/00 Sat
Author: Timothy J. Lyhons
Subject: Re: How did Charlie Chaplin Die?
In reply to: bo 's message, "Re: How did Charlie Chaplin Die?" on 16:13:38 02/24/00 Thu

The respondent is incorrect about CC being "deported": ponce he was outat sea, the Attorney General revoked his re-entry visa and announced that CC would have to stand trial before reentering the U.S. as a guest (he was a British citizen).

> Chaplin died of natural causes (heart failure, I
> believe) at the age of 88 on Christmas Day 1977 at his
> estate in Vevey, Switzerland.
> Sir Charles was HARDLY lonely! He had several
> children with his wife (Oona O'Neill Chaplin) as well
> as two from one of his previous wives (Lita Grey
> Chaplin)
> Also, he was not "exiled," but rather was deported by
> the U.S. Government. He did, however, return to the
> U.S. in 1972 to accept a special Lifetime Achievement
> Oscar at the Academy Awards.
> One interesting fact about Chaplin's death....shortly
> after he died (about a month), his remains were dug up
> by grave robbers and held for ransom! Can you believe
> that?! Oona Chaplin refused to pay the ransom to get
> Charlie's remains back (CHarlie had told her year's
> before that if he were ever kidnapped...DO NOT PAY!).
> Two men were eventually caught and jailed for the
> "abduction."
> Hope this helps.
> bo

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