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Lita Grey (1908–1995)


Lita Grey began working for Charles Chaplin at his Hollywood studio when she was 12, doing bit parts in a couple of movies of his. Three years later, at 15, she met Chaplin again, became pregnant by him and they were married in 1924, when she was 16 and he was 35. They had two sons before their three-year marriage ended in a bitter divorce. Ms. ... See full bio »

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Filmography

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 1949 The Devil's Sleep
Judge Rosalind Ballentine (as Lita Grey Chaplin)
 1938 Skyline Revue (Short)
Party Guest (as Lita Grey Chaplin)
 1933 Seasoned Greetings (Short)
Lita Chaplin - Store Owner (as Lita Grey Chaplin)
 1933 Mr. Broadway
Lita Grey
 1925 The Gold Rush
Extra in Chilkoot Pass Climb (uncredited)
 1921 The Idle Class (Short)
Maid (uncredited)
 1921 The Kid
Flirtatious Angel (uncredited)
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 1933 Seasoned Greetings (Short) (performer: "I've Got to Sing a Torch Song" - as Lita Grey Chaplin, uncredited) / (performer: "Sunny Weather", "It's the Little Things" - uncredited)
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 1983 Unknown Chaplin (TV Mini-Series documentary)
Herself
- The Great Director (1983) ... Herself (as Lita Grey Chaplin)
 1979 Hollywood Greats (TV Series documentary)
Herself
- Charles Chaplin (1979) ... Herself
 1953 This Is Your Life (TV Series)
Herself
- Lillian Roth (1953) ... Herself
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 2003 Chaplin Today: The Gold Rush (TV Movie documentary short)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

"My Life With Chaplin" (1965) See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

Lita Grey Chaplin
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Personal Quote:

Charlie Chaplin's genius was in comedy. He had no sense of humor, especially about himself.

Trivia:

As part of her divorce from Charles Chaplin, she received $600,000, the largest cash settlement ever in an American divorce up to that time (the decree was granted on August 22, 1927). Chaplin was also ordered to establish $100,000 trust funds for their sons 'Charles Chaplin Jr.' and Sydney Chaplin. Lita's petition included a 52-page complaint against Charlie, listing his sexual peccadilloes. ... See more »

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