Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977) Chaplin's The Tramp is one of the most iconic characters from silent films. Chaplin's films include The Kid, The Gold Rush, City Lights, Modern Times, and The Great Dictator. Chaplin, along with Douglas Fairbanks, Mary Pickford, and D.W. Griffith formed their own film company, United Artists. Chaplin was married 4 times and had 8 children with his 4th wife, Oona. Chaplin died in 1977 after suffering a stroke.