Charlie Chaplin Is Knighted: March 4 1975
By Anorak on 4 March 2014 | comments 0
ON March 4 Charlie Chaplin was knighted.
He had met The Queen in 1952.
Queen Elizabeth II shakes hands with actor Charles Chaplin during meeting in Empire Theatre, London, for the Royal Film Performance, a benefit performance to aid the Cinematograph Trade Benevolent Fund. At left in background is Princess Margaret and at extreme right is Mrs. Oona Chaplin. Others are not identified. The movie shown was “Because You’re Mine,” marking first time that a musical from Hollywood had been chosen for this top British movie event. Chaplin, who was in London for recent premiere of his own new film, made a short appearance during hour-long stage show accompanying the movie presentation.
Sir Charlie Chaplin is back in his suite at the Savoy Hotel, after being knighted at the Palace, with his family. Behind him (l-r) His son-in-law Nick Sistovaris, daughters Annie and Josephine, wife Oona, son Christopher and daughters Geraldine and Jane. LUKEOTDI: Charlie Chaplin, the legend of silent film, became Sir Charles after a ceremony at Buckingham Palace. Chaplin starred in pictures such as The Kid and The Great Dictator, and was knighted in the New Year’s Honours List.
Sir Charles Chaplin and his wife Oona are shown at the Savoy Hotel
Actor Charlie Chaplin kisses his wife Oona outside of Buckingham Palace in London, March 4, 1975, after being knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in a private ceremony. In his hand is the box containing the insignia of Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.
Veteran movie comedian Charles Chaplin pictured during a recent visit to London in 1974, received a knighthood in the New Year’s honors announced from Buckingham Palace. The 85 year old Chaplin has spent only a little of the past sixty years in Great Britain although he has always retained his British nationality.