Chaplin family

Chaplin family

The Chaplin family is an English/American/Swiss acting family. There are the descendants of Hannah Chaplin, chiefly known as the mother of Charlie Chaplin, the Academy Award-winning English comedic actor and filmmaker. Hannah Chaplin's mother was half-Roma (Gypsy).[1] Hannah had 3 sons but Charlie was the only son of her marriage to Charles Spencer Chaplin, an English Music Hall entertainer who was an alcoholic and had little to do with his son. Hannah's first son Sydney was born before her marriage and the third George Wheeler Dryden resulted from an affair. The three sons of Hannah became actors and many of their descendents have also acted. The first three wives of Charlie Chaplin were actresses, and his fourth wife, Oona, gave up a potential acting career when she married. Several of his children made appearances in his later films.

Family members

The members of the Chaplin family include:

  • Sydney Chaplin (1885-1965), son of Hannah Chaplin; born Sydney John Hill; 2 marriages, no children.
  • Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977), son of Charles Spencer Chaplin Sr. (1863-1901) and Hannah Chaplin; 4 marriages, 6 sons, 5 daughters.
(i) Mildred Harris (1901-1944), 1 son.
  • Norman Spencer Chaplin (1919-1919), died 3 days after birth.
(ii) Lita Grey (1908-1995), 2 sons.
  • Susan Maree Chaplin
  • Laurissa Maree Chaplin Newton
  • Allison Mary Chaplin Newton
  • Tyler David Chaplin Newton
  • Casey Jackson Chaplin Newton
  • Sydney Earle Chaplin (1926-2009), 2 marriages; 1 son,[2]
  • Stephan Chaplin, by French dancer and actor Noëlle Adam
  • Tamara Chaplin
(iii) Paulette Goddard (1910-1990), no children.
(iv) Oona O'Neill (1925-1991), daughter of American playwright Eugene O'Neill; 3 sons, 5 daughters.
  • Shane Saura Chaplin [3] (b. 1974), by Spanish film director Carlos Saura.
  • Oona Chaplin [4] (b. 1986), by Patricio Castilla.
  • Kathleen Chaplin (born 1975)
  • Dolores Chaplin (born 1979)
  • Carmen Chaplin
  • George Chaplin
  • Eugene Anthony Chaplin (born 1953), married Bernadette McCready.
  • Jane Cecil Chaplin (born 1957), married film producer Ilya Salkind.[6]. Jane was born in Switzerland, she currently lives in Cartagena de Indias - Colombia, and she received Colombian citizenship on July 6, 2008. 2 children:
  • Orson Salkind (born 1986)
  • Osceola Salkind (born 1994)[7]
  • Jeffrey Dryden (born 1966), by Jeannie Davis
  • Jesse Dryden, by Sally Mann
  • Jackson Dryden, by Kathy Miller


  1. ^ Charlie Chaplin, My Autobiography, page 19. Quoted in "The Religious Affiliation of Charlie Chaplin". 2005. 
  2. ^ Obituary:Sidney Chaplin, The Guardian, 10 March 2009. Retrieved on 22 July 2010.
  3. ^ People Magazine, 2 October 1978. Retrieved on 11 June 2009.
  4. ^ Oona Chaplin at Internet Movie Database.
  5. ^ Aurélia Thierree, BFI Film & TV database. Retrieved 10 March 2009.
  6. ^ Jane Chaplin at Internet Movie Database
  7. ^ News item, 3 March 1994, Variety. Retrieved 8 March 2009

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