Sunday, February 19, 2012

Settling the Score: Charlie Chaplin

There is a reason Charlie Chaplin is profile #2 (and, actually, the first one ever posted): many people erroneously think he's Jewish. And more fuel to the fire has been added:
According to newly released documents, both the FBI and Britain's MI5 spent years trying to determine if the star of silent films was actually a Communist born in France under the name Israel Thornstein.
Alas...
[MI5] said there was "no evidence that Chaplin's name is or ever has been Israel Thornstein," or that he had been born in France.

2 comments:

  1. Hi, in addition it seems to me that Thornstein is not a likely name. I mean, "thorn" is English and "stein" is German. Hardly compatible, don't you think so ?

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