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.
[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.


  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 ?