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Sydney Earle Chaplin (March 31, 1926 - March 3, 2009) was a film and theatre actor.

Biography

The third son of Sir Charles Chaplin and the second by his second wife, actress Lita Grey, Sydney Chaplin was named after his uncle Sydney Chaplin (1885–1965). His mother was of Mexican and Irish descent.

Lita Grey was 16 when she married the 35-year-old Charles Chaplin in 1924. Sydney was born two years later in Beverly Hills. His parents divorced a year later. Their elder son, Charles Chaplin, Jr. died in 1968.

After serving in World War II, including a stint in Europe, he turned to acting. Chaplin was a founding member of the Circle Players at The Circle Theatre, now known as El Centro Theatre.

In 1957 he won Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical for Bells Are Ringing, opposite Judy Holliday, and received a Tony nomination for his performance as Nicky Arnstein, the gambling first husband of Fanny Brice, opposite Barbra Streisand, in the Broadway musical Funny Girl in 1964.

Chaplin appeared in two of his father's films, Limelight (1952) and A Countess from Hong Kong (1967).

He was also half-brother to Geraldine Chaplin, Michael Chaplin, Josephine Chaplin, Victoria Chaplin, Eugene Chaplin, Jane Chaplin, Annette Chaplin, Christopher Chaplin and Norman Chaplin.

He was the longtime owner and manager of Chaplin's, a popular restaurant in Palm Springs, California.

Death

Chaplin died of stroke on March 3, 2009, at the age of 82. He was survived by his wife, Margaret Beebe Chaplin, a son Stephan (by his first marriage) and a granddaughter Tamara.

Selected filmography

External links


Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical (1947–1975)
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