The original name and birthplace of silent film star Charlie Chaplin hitherto remained mysterious. This is expressed by the British intelligence agency after an investigation at the request of the U.S. government is accused Chaplin as a communist sympathizer.
FBI asked to investigate MI5 in 1952 Chaplin background real name is believed to Israel Thornstein. Chaplin whose name soared through the film Little Tramp believed born in London on 16 April 1889. However, the long investigation conducted MI5 found no data on birth wherever Chaplin Chaplin or the truth about the communist support.
“Very strange, especially after an investigation of MI5 that the date and place of birth celebrity as famous as Charlie Chaplin remains a mystery,” said Christopher Andrew, MI5 historian. MI5 in a file that was launched, no one named Charles or Israel who was born on 16 April. Allegations that Chaplin was born in Fontainebleau, France also proved to be true.
British intelligence agency MI5 investigate the truth of Charlie Chaplin is a French citizen in Israel calls Thornstein. Intelligence officers found no trace of the actor born in the UK. Because Chaplin always claimed he was born in London in 1889. As reported by The Telegraph, the mystery of the origin of Chaplin came when the U.S. government asked MI5 to review the background of the comic actor after leaving the U.S. in 1952 on suspicion of engaging communist network.
But the British officers could not find a birth certificate from the official records of the early Chaplin passport issued in 1920. They also continue the investigation to the estimated birth of Chaplin in Fontainebleau, near Paris. Chaplin claimed he was born on 16 April 1889 in East Street, Walworth, South London, just four days before the birth of Adolf Hitler.
But after exploring the MI5 files at Somerset House in London related to the birth certificate was not found data Chaplin was born in the country.
One possible answer to the mystery came last year when the Chaplin family found a note in a locked drawer that shows Chaplin was born in a gypsy village in Smethwick near Birmingham.
After the escape from poverty, Chaplin began a career of music in England and moved to the United States in 1910. Then make a series of successful movies in Hollywood that Little Tramp.